Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 25 — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players
March 4 — Expiration date of all player contracts due to expire in 2010
March 4 — 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 4 — 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 5 — Veteran free agency signing period begins
March 5 — Trading period begins
March 21-24 — NFL Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla.
Early April — NFL schedule released
April 15 — Deadline for signing of offer sheets by restricted free agents
April 21 — Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents
April 22-24 — NFL draft, New York City
Early May — Vikings rookie camp
May/June — Vikings official minicamp
May 24-26 — NFL spring meeting, Dallas, Texas
June 1 — 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 — Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights
June 15 — 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 27-30 — NFL Rookie Symposium, Carlsbad, Calif.
Mid-July — Training camps open
July 22 — Signing period ends at 3 p.m. Central for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender
Aug. 8 — Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio
Aug. 12-16 — First preseason weekend
Aug. 31 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players
Sept. 4 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players
Sept. 9-13 — Kickoff 2010 Weekend
2010 NFL calendar
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