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2007 NFL calendar

The following calendar outlines key dates and events for the 2007 NFL offseason.

April 20 - Deadline for signing and submission of Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents

April 27 - Deadline for Old Clubs to match Offer Sheets submitted by Restricted Free Agents

April 28 - 29 - NFL Draft in New York City, NY

June 1 - Deadline for old club to send tender to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend Qualifying Offer. Also, deadline for old club to send tender to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to retain rights if player is not signed by another club by July 22 or beginning of veteran training camp, whichever is earlier.

June 15 - Deadline for Restricted Free Agent to accept Qualifying Offer.

June 24 - NFL/NFLPA Rookie Symposium

July 14 - Any club designating a Franchise Player shall have until 4 pm EDT to sign the player to a multi-year contract or extension. After July 14 the player may sign only a one-year Player Contract with his Prior Club, and such Player Contract may not be extended until after the club's last regular season game.

Mid-July - Training Camps open.

July 22 - Signing period ends at 4:00 pm EDT for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom June 1 tender was made by old club and for Transition Players and Franchise Players who are Subject to the rules for Transition Players and Franchise Players.

August 28 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players. All NFL Europe exemptions expire.

September 1 - Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.

September 2 - Clubs may establish a practice squad of up to eight players.

September 6-10 - NFL Kickoff Weekend.

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