Official NFL timeline for the week, including the start of free agency
|07.25.11 at 5:41 pm ET|
Here’s the complete timeline for the NFL calendar for the next week:
Monday night: The NFL will release a complete list of the free agents for the 2011 season.
Tuesday: At 10 a.m., team facilities will open and trades can begin. Teams can begin signing their own drafted rookies and other undrafted free agents. They can also negotiate with other teams’ free agents — however, they can’t sign those players yet.
Wednesday-Sunday: Training camp opens for all teams. (The Patriots will hold their conditioning work on Wednesday, and open camp to the media and the public on Thursday.) The opening of training camps across the league is as follows:
•Camp opens Wednesday for Arizona, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Patriots, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego and Seattle.
•Camp opens Thursday for Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Washington.
•Camp opens Friday for Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cleveland, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New York Giants, St. Louis and Tennessee.
•Camp opens Sunday for Houston and New York Jets.
Friday: Starting at 6 p.m., teams can sign other teams’ free agents — the start of full free agency.
It’s important to remember that deals that are AGREED upon this week do not become official until the union is recertified and gives an official approval to the new collective bargaining agreement.
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