|1995 Timeline of Events|
Jan 19 (Date approx.) All but Superbowl teams declare what six players put
into expansion draft.
Jan 29 Superbowl XXIX: San Francisco & San Diego (Joe Robbie Stadium, Mia.)
Jan 31 Deadline for SF and SD to name six players for expansion draft.
Feb 5 Probowl: Honolulu, HI.
Feb 9 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Feb 13).
Feb 15 Expansion draft.
- Deadline to designate franchise players.
Feb 16 Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their
restricted free agents to retain right of first-refusal.
- Deadline to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive rights
to players without minimum service for free agency.
Feb 17 Beginnings of veteran free agency and trading.
Mar 12 NFL Winter Meeting: Phoenix, AZ (ends Mar 17).
Apr 17 Signing period ends for restricted free agents.
Apr 21 Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal for
restricted free agents.
Apr 22 Draft (ends Apr 23).
May 22 NFL Spring Meeting: Canton, OH (ends May 24).
Jun 1 Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned, unrestricted free
agents to receive exclusive rights if player signed by July 15.
- Deadline for old clubs to send tender or to extend qualifying offer
to unsigned, restriced free agents to receive exclusive rights for
rest of season.
Jun 15 Deadline for old club to withdraw original qualifying offer to
unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive rights.
Jul 15 16:00 ET Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents who
received Jun 1 tender.
Jul 29 Hall of Fame Game: Carolina Panthers & Jacksonville Jaguars (Canton,
OH) -- now we'll see these teams play for the first time.
- Hall of Fame inductions for Class of '95.
Sep 3 Week 1 of 1995 NFL Season
Sep 24 Week 4 Byes: BUF,CAR,IND,MIA,NE,SEA
Oct 1 Week 5 Byes: CHI,DET,GB,MIN
Oct 8 Week 6 Byes: ATL,NO,STL,SF
Oct 15 Week 7 Byes: CIN,CLE,HOU,PIT
Oct 22 Week 8 Byes: ARZ,DAL,NYG,PHI
Oct 29 Week 9 Byes: DEN,KC,OAK,SD
Nov 5 Week 10 Byes: JAC,TB
Nov 12 Week 11 Byes: NYJ,WAS