|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 20 January 2009 05:11|
Feb. 8 - Pro Bowl, Honolulu.
Feb. 18-24 - NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.
Feb. 19 - Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.
Feb. 27 - Free agency begins; trading period begins.
March 22-25 - Annual owners meeting, Dana Point, Calif.
April 17 - Signing period ends for restricted free agents.
April 24 - Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
April 25-26 - NFL draft, New York.
May 18-20 - Spring meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
June 1 - Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 22. Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.
cted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous years salary.
July 22 - - Signing period ends at 4 p.m. EDT for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
Aug. 9 - Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
Aug. 13-17 - First preseason weekend.
Sept. 1 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.
Sept. 5 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.
Sept. 10 - Season opener.