NFL Calendar Of Dates And Events - 2009

NFL Calendar 2009
January 18AFC and NFC Championship Games
February 1Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa Bay, Florida (NBC)
February 8AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (NBC)
February 18-24NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana
February 19Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players
February 26Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation
February 26Deadline for clubs to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired
February 27Veteran free agency signing period begins
February 27Trading period begins
March 22-25NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point, California
April 17Signing period ends for restricted free agents
April 24Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents
April 25-26NFL Draft, New York City
May 18-20NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 1Deadline 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
June 1Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights
June 15Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year’s salary
June 28-July 1NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Mid-JulyTraining camps open
July 22Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender
August 9Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio
August 13-17First preseason weekend
September 1Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players
September 5Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players
September 10-14Kickoff 2009 Weekend

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