its NEVER over:
Originally Posted by LL3HD Pitchers and Catchers
started todaystick a fork in the rawhide, it's over Johnny.
February 18-24 - NFL Scouting Combine.
February 19 - Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.
February 26 - Deadline 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 26 - Deadline 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 27 - 4:00pm - Start of 2009.
February 27 - Veteran free agency signing period begins.
February 27 - Trading period begins.
March 22-25 - NFL Annual Meeting
April 10 ? - 2009 NFL Schedule Released
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 24 - Mel Kiper Jr. (ESPN), Todd McShay (ESPN), Mike Mayock (NFLN) Final Mock Drafts
April 25-26 - NFL Draft
May 18-20 - NFL Spring Meeting
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.
June 1 - Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.
June 15 - Deadline 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 1 - NFL Rookie Symposium
July 10 - Training camps open.
July 22 - Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
August 9 - Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
August 13-17 - First preseason weekend.
September 1 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.
September 5 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.
September 10-14 - Kickoff 2009 Weekend.