2002 OFFSEASON SCHEDULE
|Jan. 9||Free Agent Signings
Clubs can begin signing previously terminated free agent players for the 2002.
|Feb. 21||Franchise and Transition
Player Designation Date
Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players. From Feb. 21 to March 15, clubs that execute a multi-year contract with their franchise players will not be deemed to have used their franchise designation for 2003.
Minimum Salary Offer
Qualifying Offer Deadline
Combine testing and timing, RCA Dome, Indianapolis.
|March 4||NFL Europe Training
NFL Europe League training camps open.
|March 15-18||Player Rep Meetings
NFL Players Board of Representative meetings, Maui, HI.
|March 17-22||NFL Annual Meeting
NFL annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
|April 13||NFL Europe Begins
NFL Europe League season begins.
|April 15||Offer Sheets for
Deadline for signing of offer sheets by restricted free agents.
|April 19||First-Refusal Deadline
Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
|April 20-21||NFL Draft
Annual player selection meeting, New York.
First official developmental minicamp for Vikings. Closed to the public. Tentative dates.
|May 14-15||Spring Meeting
NFL spring meeting, Houston, TX.
Tenders to UFAs
Second official developmental minicamp for Vikings. Closed to the public. Tentative dates.
Qualifying Offer Withdrawls
NFL Europe Regular-Season Finale
Tendered UFA Signing Ends
Training camp for the Vikings opens at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minn. Full schedule to be determined. Open to the public. Tentative start date.
|Aug. 3-5||Hall of Fame Weekend
Limited preseason-opening schedule, with American Bowl in Japan and Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
|Aug. 8-12||Preseason Week
Opening weekend of full NFL preseason schedule. First of four full weeks of preseason.
|Sept. 8-9||Kickoff Weekend
NFL regular season begins.
NFL/Vikings Offseason Schedule
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