Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/12/13

8:30 a.m. ET: We’ve waited for it since the Super Bowl ended — today marks the official start of the 2013 NFL season. Starting at 4 p.m., teams can sign free agents and make the trades you’ve been hearing about official. That means Alex Smith will officially be a Chief, Percy Harvin will officially join Seattle and if all goes right for the Dolphins, Mike Wallace will be signing in Miami. The start of free agency also gives the Patriots more urgency to get a deal done with Wes Welker and Aqib Talib. At 4 p.m., both players are free to sign with any team that gives them a better offer. More players could be cut starting at 4 p.m. as well. Nnamdi Asomugha will almost certainly be released by the Eagles, but the team is waiting for the league start date to do it for salary cap reasons. Stay here for all the latest updates on free agency signings and trades throughout this exciting day. Photo via Facebook/New England Patriots from B/R

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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