|2000 Timeline of Events|
Feb 6 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Feb 11 Beginnings of veteran free agency and trading.
- 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 Mid Deadline to designate Franchise and Transition players.
Feb 24 Waiver system begins; players with four credited seasons not subject to
waivers until after trade deadline.
Feb 24 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Feb 28).
Mar 26 NFL Annual Meeting: Palm Beach, Florida (ends Mar 31).
Apr 10 Deadline for signing Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents.
Apr 15 Draft (ends Apr 16).
May 23 NFL Spring Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland (ends May 24).
Jun 1 Deadline for old club to withdraw original qualifying offer to
unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive rights.
- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free
Agents to receive exclusive rights if player not signed elsewhere
by July 15.
Jul 15 16:00 ET Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents who
received Jun 1 tender.
Jul 29 Hall of Fame inductions for Class of '99.
Jul 29 Hall of Fame Game
Sep 3 Week 1 Bye:
Sep 10 Week 2 Bye:
Sep 17 Week 3 Bye:
Sep 24 Week 4 Bye:
Oct 1 Week 5 Bye:
Oct 8 Week 6 Bye:
Oct ?Trading Deadline
Oct 15 Week 7 Bye:
Oct ?NFL Fall Meeting
Oct 22 Week 8 Bye:
Oct 29 Week 9 Bye:
Nov 5 Week 10 Bye:
Nov ?Deadline for clubs to sign Fran/Tran/UFAs for play in 2000
Nov 12 Week 11 Bye:
Nov 19 Week 12 Bye:
Nov 26 Week 13 Bye:
Dec 3 Week 14 Bye:
Dec 10 Week 15 Bye:
Dec 12 Week 16 Bye:
Dec 24 Week 17 Bye:
Dec 30 Wild Card Playoffs
Jan 6 Divisional Playoffs
Jan 14 Conference Championships
Jan 28 Superbowl XXXV: Tampa
Feb 4 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii