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Wolf
07-23-2011, 02:50 PM
During the frenzy of labor agreement news fallout yesterday evening, the NFL released a revised calendar with key business related dates for the period of late July through September.

The calendar, from nfllabor.com, is posted below for future reference.

These dates are contingent, of course, upon ratification of the agreement by the players in the next few days.

The content of the calendar should remain intact during the period when the players review the owners' proposal. The only question now is the start date.

Day five of the calendar is when all heck breaks loose, i.e, free agency and trading period begins. And before you know it (August 15) the Texans will be playing their first preseason game - a Monday nighter against the Jets.

Sit the starters, Gary.



JULY

July 23 Voluntary training, conditioning and classroom instruction permitted until first day of clubs’ preseason training camps.

July 23 Pre-2011 League Year Period commences. 2011 Free Agency List to be issued and will become effective on the first day of the 2011 League Year (July 27). Clubs/players may begin to renegotiate contracts. Clubs may begin to sign Drafted Rookies and their own UFAs, RFAs, Exclusive Rights Players and Franchise Players.

July 23 Waivers begin for the 2011 League Year.

July 23 Starting at 2:00 PM ET, clubs may negotiate with, but not sign, Undrafted Rookie Free Agents, free agents, and other clubs’ UFAs, RFAs, and Franchise Players.

July 24 Starting at 2:00 PM ET, clubs may begin to sign undrafted rookie free agents.

July 27 2011 League Year commences at 2:00 PM ET, provided NFLPA has ratified CBA. Free Agency Signing Period begins. Clubs may sign free agents and other clubs’ Unrestricted Free Agents. Clubs may sign Offer Sheets. Trading period begins. All Clubs must be under the Salary Cap. Top 51 rule applies.

July 27 Expand rosters to 90-man limit.

July 27 Training Camps open for all clubs, provided NFLPA has ratified CBA. Day One activities limited to physicals, meetings, and conditioning. No pads permitted on Day Two or Day Three.

AUGUST




http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/league-releases-revised-calendar

Allstar
07-23-2011, 03:13 PM
This is the same calendar that the owners released after ratifying. The players not approving that night changed things. It is currently July 23, and none of those things are happening.