National Football League Calendar 2008-09


Training camps open.

July 22
Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.

August 3
Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio (Indianapolis vs. Washington).

August 7-11
First preseason weekend.

August 26
Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.

August 30
Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.

August 31
Clubs may establish practice squad of eight players.

September 4-8
Kickoff 2008 Weekend.

October 13-15
NFL Fall Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida.

October 14
Trading deadline.

December 28
Regular season ends.


January 3-4
Wild Card Playoffs.

January 10-11
Divisional Playoffs.

January 18
Conference Championships.

February 1
Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa, Florida (NBC).

February 8
AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (NBC).

February 18-24
NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

February 27
Free agency begins.

March 22-25
NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point, California.

April 25-26
NFL Draft, New York City.

May 18-20
NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.