NFL Offseason: Important Dates

The next three months will do much to determine the future look of the New England Patriots and other NFL teams. Here is the schedule for the upcoming makeovers:

Monday, February 8: Waiver system begins. Teams may begin to release or waive players.

Thursday, February 11: Teams may begin to assign the franchise tag or transition tag to a player. Due to the uncapped year, teams may assign both a franchise and transition player, or two transition players.

Wednesday, February 24 – Tuesday, March 2: NFL Combine.

Thursday, February 25: Deadline for teams to assign franchise/transition tags.

Thursday, March 4: Deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offer to restricted free agents; if they do not, these players become unrestricted free agents.
Qualifying Patriots: Stephen Gostkowski, Logan Mankins, Pierre Woods, Chris Taylor

Friday, March 5: Beginning of free agent signing period.
Qualifying Patriots: Vince Wilfork, Kevin Faulk, Ben Watson, Jarvis Green, Leigh Bodden, Stephen Neal, Tully Banta-Cain, Derrick Burgess, Chris Hanson

Friday, March 5: First day teams can make trades.

Thursday, April 15: Last day other teams can extend offer sheets to restricted free agents.

Thursday, April 22 – Saturday, April 24: 2010 NFL Draft.

4 Responses to “NFL Offseason: Important Dates”

  1. Anonymous says:

    damn the season justb and ended and was wondering how the sf 49ers would to this offseason.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Enjoy Eli Manning and his $100 million dollar contract. Go Patriots!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Screw the Patriots… GO GIANTS BABY!!!!!

    I know the Pats made it to the Playoffs this year and the Giants didn’t, but the lost in the first round! And also, who beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl and ruined their perfect season back in 2008…? That would be THE G-MEN!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Patriots are going to rule the NFL Draft! I really like your 2010 NFL Mock Draft too.

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