Mar 5, 2010
February 24-March 2 — NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Friday, February 26 – Kickers, punters, special teams
Saturday, February 27 – Offensive linemen, tight ends
Sunday, February 28 – Quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs
Monday, March 1 – Defensive linemen, linebackers
Tuesday, March 2 – Defensive backs
February 25 – Deadline at 4:00 PM ET for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.
March 4 — Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they wish to retain a right of first refusal and/or compensation.
March 4 — Deadline for clubs to submit an 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 – Start of capped or uncapped 2010 NFL season.
March 5 — Free agency begins.
March 5 — Trading period begins.
March 21-24 — NFL Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 15 — Deadline for signing of Offer Sheets of Restricted Free Agents.
April 21 — Deadline for former club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
April 22-24 — NFL Draft, New York, New York.
May 24-26 — NFL Spring Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
June 1 — Deadline for former clubs to submit 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 former clubs to submit tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.
June 15 — Deadline for former 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.
Mid-July — Training camps open.
July 22 — Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
August 12-16 — First preseason weekend.
August 31 — Rosters cut down to 75 player maximums.
September 4 — Rosters cut down to 53 player maximums.
September 9 – 2010 NFL Kickoff in New Orleans, Louisiana.