NFL Timeline For Free Agency And Training Camp
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(CBS) Now that the lockout is over, fans everywhere are wondering when free agency will start and when their team will report to training camp.
Pro Football Talk Publisher and 670 The Score contributor Mike Florio got his hands on a document sent out to the NFLPA this morning entitled: “Article 11, Transition Rules for the 2011 League Year.”
Here’s what the timeline looks like, courtesy of ProFootballTalk.com:
Today, the NFL will publish a Free Agency List.
On Tuesday, team facilities will open for voluntary training, conditioning, and classroom instruction.
On Tuesday, trades can begin.
At 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, teams may sign drafted rookies, undrafted rookies, and negotiate with (but not sign) their own unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, exclusive-rights players, and franchise players.
Also, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, teams may negotiate with, but not sign or give offer sheets to, other team’s unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, and franchise players.
At 4:01 p.m. ET on Thursday, teams may waive or terminate player contracts.
At 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams may renegotiate existing player contracts.
Also at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams sign their own unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, exclusive-rights free agents, and franchise players.
Also at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, teams may sign unrestricted free agents from other teams, restricted free agents from other teams, and franchise players from other teams.