July 22: Signing Period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a June 1 Tender was made by Old Club. Old Club has exclusive negotiating rights to these players until the Tuesday after the 10th regular-season weekend. (* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.)
July 22: Deadline for transition players to sign with new clubs.
Late July: Training camps across the league begin.
Aug. 4: Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony
August 5: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
August 7: Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an Accrued Season for free agency.
August 7: If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2012, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the NFL Draft in the 2013 League Year.
August 9-13: First preseason weekend.
August 16-20: Second preseason weekend.
August 23-26: Third preseason weekend.
Aug. 28: Roster cutdown to 80 players
August 30-31: Fourth preseason weekend.
Sept. 2: Roster cutdown to 53 players.
Sept. 5: Regular-season opener: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
September 5, 9-10: Kickoff 2012 Weekend.
Jan. 27, 2013: Pro Bowl, 6 p.m. CT (NBC)
Feb. 3, 2013: Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans (CBS)
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