Monday, July 25, 2011
Sources: Latest NFL timeline starts Tues.
Here's the latest proposed timeline on when free-agent and trade negotiations may begin, according to ESPN's John Clayton, citing sources.
Monday: The NFL will announce that teams can go to 90-man rosters and the official free-agent list will be distributed to teams.
Tuesday: Teams can reach agreements with rookies and undrafted free agents beginning at 9 a.m. CT. Teams can reach agreements with all free agents and signed players are allowed to enter team facilities.
Wednesday: Players can begin reporting to training camps 15 days before their first preseason games. According to the proposed timeline, 10 teams would report on Wednesday, 10 more on Thursday and 10 additional teams on Friday. The New York Jets and Houston Texans would be the last two teams to report, on Sunday.
Thursday: Teams can begin to cut players at 3 p.m. CT.
Friday: Teams can begin filing transactions to the league office at 5 p.m. CT.
Aug. 4: Deadline for recertification and ratification of the collective bargaining agreement by the players.