2005 NFL Calendar

All the important dates - from the Super Bowl to the start of the 2005 season.

2005 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CALENDAR

February 6

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Super Bowl XXXIX, Jacksonville, Florida (FOX).
February 11

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NFL Europe League NFL Allocated Player Draft.
February 13

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AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (ESPN).
February 22

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Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.
February 23-March 1

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Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
February 25

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NFL Europe League training camps open.
March 1

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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.
March 1

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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.
March 2

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Veteran free agency signing period begins.
March 2

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Trading period begins.
March 20-23

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NFL Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii.
April 2-3

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NFL Europe League season begins.
April 15

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Signing period ends for restricted free agents.
April 22

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Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
April 23-24

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NFL Draft.
May 9-11

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NFL Coaches Career Development Symposium, Orlando, Florida.
May 24-25

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NFL Spring Meeting, Washington, DC.
June 1

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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

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Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.
June 5

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NFL Europe League regular season ends.
June 11

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World Bowl XIII, Düsseldorf, Germany.
June 15

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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 26-29

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NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach, Florida.
Mid-July

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Training camps open.
July 22

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Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
August 6 American Bowl, Tokyo, Japan: Atlanta vs. Indianapolis.
August 8

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
August 11-15

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First preseason weekend.
August 30

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Roster cutdown to maximum of 65 players.
September 4

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Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.
September 8-12

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Kickoff 2005 Weekend.

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