View Full Version : Important NFL dates for 2012

03-29-2012, 11:20 AM
March 26-28: NFL owners' meetings , Palm Beach Fla.

Late April: 2012 NFL schedule is announced.

April 16: Formal workouts can begin as outlined in the CBA. Player strength and conditioning mainly.

April 26-28: NFL draft, New York

May 22: OTA's can begin, maximum of 10 including a 3 day minicamp.

July 22: Deadline for unsigned UFA to sign with new clubs.

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

Aug. 5: Hall of Fame Game: Arizona vs. New Orleans, Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. ET

Aug. 28: Roster cutdown to 80 players

Sept. 2: Roster cutdown to 53 players.

Sept. 5: Regular-season opener: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3818981)and CBS Sportsline (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/18129743)