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  1. jmt57

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    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (date estimated)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 30: NFL primetime games announced (date estimated)

    March 31: Compensatory draft picks announced (date estimated)

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (date estimated)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25-26: NFL Draft, New York City

    May 2: Pats team rookie mini-camp (date estimated)

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 12-14: Full squad mandatory mini-camp (date estimated)

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13-17: First weekend of preseason games

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10-14: First weekend of regular season games

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    About time for an update:



    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 3: NFL primetime games announced (date estimated)

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (date estimated)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25-26: NFL Draft, New York City

    May 2: Pats team rookie mini-camp (date estimated)

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 19: Passing camp (date estimated; started on this date last year)

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 12-14: Full squad mandatory mini-camp (date estimated; was June 6-8 last year)

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13-17: First weekend of preseason games; Pats at Eagles

    Aug 20-24: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on cbs

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3-4: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10-14: First weekend of regular season games

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    A few more additions (mini-camp, OTA's, etc.)


    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 8: NFL primetime games announced (date estimated)

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (date estimated)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25: NFL Draft, New York City (4 pm)

    April 26: NFL Draft, New York City (10 am)

    April 30-May 2: Pats rookie mini-camp

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 20: OTA (Passing camp started on 5/19 last year)

    May 28: OTA

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 2: OTA

    June 8: Pats charitable golf tournament

    June 10-12: Full squad mandatory mini-camp

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13-17: First weekend of preseason games; Pats at Eagles

    Aug 20-24: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on cbs

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3-4: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10-14: First weekend of regular season games

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    Added approximate date for sale of single-game tickets; usually a Saturday in late May - with all tickets sold in about three minutes.



    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (7 pm)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25: NFL Draft, New York City (4 pm)

    April 26: NFL Draft, New York City (10 am)

    April 30-May 2: Pats rookie mini-camp

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 20: OTA (Passing camp started on 5/19 last year)

    May 23: Pats put single game tickets on sale (date estimated)

    May 28: OTA

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 2: OTA

    June 8: Pats charitable golf tournament

    June 10-12: Full squad mandatory mini-camp

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 5: 24 hour waiver claiming system begins

    July 14: Franchise player signing deadline; franchise players cannot sign multi-year contracts after this date

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13-17: First weekend of preseason games; Pats at Eagles

    Aug 20-24: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on cbs

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3-4: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10-14: First weekend of regular season games

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    I guess I could have waited a few minutes until the NFL announced the 2009 schedule for an update.



    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (7 pm)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25: NFL Draft, New York City (4 pm)

    April 26: NFL Draft, New York City (10 am)

    April 30-May 2: Pats rookie mini-camp

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 20: OTA (Passing camp started on 5/19 last year)

    May 23: Pats put single game tickets on sale (date estimated)

    May 28: OTA

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 2: OTA

    June 8: Pats charitable golf tournament

    June 10-12: Full squad mandatory mini-camp

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 5: 24 hour waiver claiming system begins

    July 14: Franchise player signing deadline; franchise players cannot sign multi-year contracts after this date

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13: Preseason week one; Pats at Eagles on WBZ (7 pm)

    Aug 20: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on CBS (8 pm)

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10: NFL regular season kicks off

    Sept 14: Bills at Pats on ESPN (7 pm)

    Sept 20: Pats at Jets on CBS (1 pm)

    Sept 27: Falcons at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Oct 4: Ravens at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Oct 11: Pats at Broncos on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 18: Titans at Patriots on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Oct 25: Pats vs Bucs in London on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 8: Dolphins at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 15: Pats at Colts on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Nov 22: Jets at Pats on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Nov 30: Pats at Saints on ESPN (8:30 pm)

    Dec 6: Pats at Dolphins on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Dec 13: Panthers at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Dec 20: Pats at Bills on CBS (1 pm)

    Dec 27: Jaguars at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3: Pats at Texans on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    I suppose it is time for an update.


    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (7 pm)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25: NFL Draft, New York City (4 pm)

    April 26: NFL Draft, New York City (10 am)

    April 30-May 2: Patriots rookie mini-camp

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 18-20: Patriots OTA (Passing Camp)

    May 26-29: Patriots OTA

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 1-2: Patriots OTA

    June 4-5: Patriots OTA

    June 8: Patriots Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament in Bolton MA

    June 9: Patriots OTA

    June 10-12: Full squad mandatory mini-camp

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 5: 24 hour waiver claiming system begins

    July 14: Franchise player signing deadline; franchise players cannot sign multi-year contracts after this date

    July 21: Training Camp opens (date estimated)

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton OH

    Aug 13: Preseason week one; Pats at Eagles on WBZ (7 pm)

    Aug 20: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on CBS (8 pm)

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10: NFL regular season kicks off

    Sept 14: Bills at Pats on ESPN (7 pm)

    Sept 20: Pats at Jets on CBS (1 pm)

    Sept 27: Falcons at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Oct 4: Ravens at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Oct 11: Pats at Broncos on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 18: Titans at Patriots on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 20: Trading deadline (date estimated)

    Oct 25: Pats vs Bucs in London on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 8: Dolphins at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 15: Pats at Colts on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Nov 22: Jets at Pats on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Nov 30: Pats at Saints on ESPN (8:30 pm)

    Dec 6: Pats at Dolphins on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Dec 13: Panthers at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Dec 20: Pats at Bills on CBS (1 pm)

    Dec 27: Jaguars at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3: Pats at Texans on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL
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    One last update for the year:


    Feb 5: First day that teams may designate franchise or transition players

    Feb 18-24: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    Feb 19: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players

    Feb 26: Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by teams to their Restricted Free Agents whose contract have expired and to whom they desire to retain the right of first refusal and compensation

    Feb 26: Deadline for teams 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

    Feb 27: Beginning of veteran free agency signing period

    Feb 27: Beginning of trading period

    March 14-17: NFLPA meeting, Maui, HI

    March 16: Start of off-season voluntary conditioning program (varies by team)

    March 22-25: NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point CA

    March 23: Compensatory draft picks announced

    March 23: Week one primetime games announced

    March 30: Preseason national TV schedule announced

    March 30: Preliminary (week-by-week) preseason schedule announced

    April 14: NFL schedule announced (7 pm)

    April 17: End of signing period for Restricted Free Agents

    April 24: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to Restricted Free Agents

    April 25: NFL Draft, New York City (4 pm)

    April 26: NFL Draft, New York City (10 am)

    April 30-May 2: Patriots rookie mini-camp

    May 18-20: NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL

    May 18-20: Patriots OTA (Passing Camp)

    May 26-29: Patriots OTA

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if another team does not sign player by July 22

    June 1: Deadline for teams to send tender to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights

    June 2: Unrestricted free agents signed no longer count towards the formula for determining compensatory draft picks

    June 1-2: Patriots OTA

    June 4-5: Patriots OTA

    June 8: Patriots Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament in Bolton MA

    June 9: Patriots OTA

    June 10-12: Full squad mandatory mini-camp

    June 15: Deadline for teams to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting a tender of 110% of previous year’s salary

    June 28-July 1: NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens FL

    July 5: 24 hour waiver claiming system begins

    July 14: Franchise player signing deadline; franchise players cannot sign multi-year contracts after this date

    July 16: NFL Supplemental Draft

    July 22: End of signing period for Unrestricted Free Agents who received June 1 tender

    July 30: Training Camp opens (other NFL teams start from July 24 to Aug 3)

    Aug 8: 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    Aug 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game (Bills vs Titans), Canton OH

    Aug 13: Preseason week one; Pats at Eagles on WBZ (7 pm)

    Aug 20: Preseason week two; Bengals at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)
    Induction of Jim Nance into Patriots Hall of Fame; Pats Alumni Weekend

    Aug 28: Preseason week three; Pats at Redskins on CBS (8 pm)

    Sept 1: Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players

    Sept 3: Preseason week four; Giants at Pats on WBZ (7:30 pm)

    Sept 5: Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players

    Sept 10: NFL regular season kicks off

    Sept 14: Bills at Pats on ESPN (7 pm)

    Sept 20: Pats at Jets on CBS (1 pm)

    Sept 27: Falcons at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Oct 4: Ravens at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Oct 11: Pats at Broncos on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 12-13: NFL Fall Meeting, Boston MA

    Oct 18: Titans at Patriots on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Oct 20: Trading deadline

    Oct 25: Pats vs Bucs in London on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 1: Week 8 - bye week for Pats

    Nov 8: Dolphins at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Nov 15: Pats at Colts on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Nov 22: Jets at Pats on CBS (4:15 pm)

    Nov 30: Pats at Saints on ESPN (8:30 pm)

    Dec 6: Pats at Dolphins on NBC (8:20 pm)

    Dec 13: Panthers at Pats on FOX (1 pm)

    Dec 20: Pats at Bills on CBS (1 pm)

    Dec 27: Jaguars at Pats on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3: Pats at Texans on CBS (1 pm)

    Jan 3, 2010: Regular season ends

    Jan 9-10, 2010: NFL playoffs, wild card round

    Jan 16-17, 2010: NFL playoffs, division round

    Jan 24, 2010: Conference championship games

    Jan 31, 2010: Pro Bowl, Miami FL

    Feb 7, 2010: Super Bowl 44, Miami FL

    Feb 24-March 2: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis IN

    March 5: Beginning of Free Agency
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