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2017 League Calendar

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Maybe we can pin this one?

 

February 6 -- Waiver system begins for 2017.  

February 11 -- NFL Regional Combines, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seattle, Washington.

February 14 -- Beginning at 12 noon, New York time, NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2016 CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2017 season or who have an option for the 2017 season are not eligible to be signed.

February 15 -- First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

February 18 -- NFL Regional Combines, Methodist Training Center, Houston, Texas.

February 25-26* -- NFL Regional Combines, Inova Sports Performance Center, Washington, D.C. (*Kicker/Punter Combine)

February 28-March 6 -- NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 1 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 4 --NFL Regional Combines, Minnesota Vikings Practice Facility, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

March 7-9 -- Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2017 on all players who have option clauses in their 2016 contracts.

March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.

March 9 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2016 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

March 9 -- Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2017 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

March 9 -- All 2016 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

March 9 -- The 2017 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

The first day of the 2017 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

March 9 -- Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

March 11 -- NFL Regional Combines, New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, Louisiana.

March 26-29 -- Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

April 3 -- Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 17 -- Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 21 -- Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets.

April 27-29 -- 2017 NFL Draft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 5-8 -- Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 9 -- Deadline for Prior Club to send "May 9 Tender" to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents. If the player has not signed a Player Contract with a club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a Player Contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his Prior Club.

May 12-15 -- Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 15 -- Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 18-21 -- NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited Rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.

May 22-24 -- Spring League Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

June 1 -- Deadline for Prior Club to send "June 1 Tender" to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a Right of First Refusal Only in order for such player to be subject to the CBAâs "June 15 Tender" provision.

June 2 -- For any player removed from the club's roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in Team Salary at the start of the 2018 League Year.

June 15 -- Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting "June 15 Tender" of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player's prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

Late June -- Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.

July 15 -- 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 oneyear contract with his prior club for the 2017 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club's last regular season game.

Mid-July -- Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the clubâs 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 join the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 22* -- Signing Period ends for unrestricted Free Agents to whom a "May 9 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.

July 22 -- 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.

August 3 -- Hall of Fame Game, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio

August 5 -- Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio.

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19 minutes ago, Skeetbird said:

Ahhhhh something new to talk about. Thanks Cap. Do we have a good amount of cap space this year? Who ya got us taking in the draft?

Should have more than enough under the cap to get some work done.  I'm thinking DL in the first round.  

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6 minutes ago, capologist said:

Should have more than enough under the cap to get some work done.  I'm thinking DL in the first round.  

groovy. Defensive help from free agency might be a little costly. Offensively i hope we get to keep Gabriel. But I'm sure Shanahan would jump at the chance to take him out west for his new QB ..the guy that cant stand up and has big hair.

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2 minutes ago, Skeetbird said:

groovy. Defensive help from free agency might be a little costly. Offensively i hope we get to keep Gabriel. But I'm sure Shanahan would jump at the chance to take him out west for his new QB ..the guy that cant stand up and has big hair.

Gabriel can't go anywhere if we don't want him to so he'll be here :)

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6 hours ago, dirteebirdee said:

So....who can we get from Cleveland this year off waivers?! :ninja:

There are a couple defenders that I would not mind.

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It's too bad the Falcons lost the Super Bowl in the greatest collapse in history. I was rooting for them. They still had a great year though. They can't dwell on the loss though. It's in the past now and the Falcons have to turn the page and move on and learn from it and don't let it happen in the future. At least this year the Falcons didn't have any players pull a Eugene Robinson the night before the Super Bowl. I think the Falcons will be back in the Super Bowl in the next few years.

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Tomorrow the Regional Combines begin.

Here's some info:

https://www.nflregionalcombines.com/

The National Football League launched the NFL Regional/Super Regional Combines program in 2012 to serve as a supplement to the League’s National Scouting Combine. They are designed to provide an opportunity for participants to display their pro potential.  

NFL Regional Combines are conducted specifically for persons eligible for the 2017 NFL draft that are not participating in the National Scouting Combine.

NFL Regional Combines are not fantasy camps. Applicants must meet NFL eligibility rules and be able to perform at a high skill level. The NFL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any applicant it determines to be unqualified or unfit to compete. 

NFL Regional Combines are held in NFL club facilities and participants are tested and reviewed by experienced NFL scouting personnel. Participants’ measurements and Combine results, including video of their drills, are compiled and entered into a database accessible to all 32 NFL clubs. This data will be posted to the Regional Combines website after each event. Each participant will be able to access their profile page containing their results and video and have the option to share their page socially via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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It's hard to believe it's almost combine time. And it wont be long til the draft. I don't believe I have ever been this excited about an off-season before.

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On 2/10/2017 at 1:00 PM, Skeetbird said:

It's hard to believe it's almost combine time. And it wont be long til the draft. I don't believe I have ever been this excited about an off-season before.

it's like the season of brotherhood just keeps going albiet with some new faces.I can't wait.Folks will be watching the Falcons this coming season.We are no longer under the radar.

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3 hours ago, falcons faithful said:

None of the things in February have happened so it this right?? 

They've happened, just not very well publicized.  That was part of the point of me doing this as so many things go on that most of us have no clue about.  The items highlighted in green are events that have happened.

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15 hours ago, capologist said:

Franchise and transition tags start today so we'll start seeing names come off the shopping list...

appreciate the work doing this cappy! thanks for making it easier to follow sir, well done!
 

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