The NFL is almost back!! Important Dates over the Summer for the NFL Fan

July 15th: Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs.

Mid/July: At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign
such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one year contract with his prior club for the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until
after the club’s last regular season game.

Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players
beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for
veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than
quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s
preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason
game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason
training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all
other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its
official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and
including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may
practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 22, 2019: At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding
tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th
weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for unrestricted free agents to whom a “May 7
Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the
Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating
rights.
* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

August 1st, 2019: Hall of Fame Game, Atlanta vs. Denver, Canton, Ohio.

August 1-4th, 2019: Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.

August 6th, 2019: Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free
agency.

If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other
club in 2019 and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft
in the 2020 League Year.

August 8th-12th, 2019: First Preseason Weekend

Source: Press Release NFL Communications

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