|2001 Timeline of Events|
Feb 4 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Feb 8 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 22 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Feb 26).
Mar 1 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.
Mar 25 NFL Annual Meeting: Palm Desert, California (ends Mar 29).
Apr 16 Deadline for signing Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents.
Apr 20 Deadline for old clubs to exercise right of first refusal to
Restricted Free Agents.
Apr 21 Draft (ends Apr 22).
May 22 NFL Spring Meeting: Chicago, Illinois (ends May 23).
Jun 1 Deadline for old clubs 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 22.
Jul 22 16:00 ET Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents who
received Jun 1 tender.
Aug 4 Hall of Fame inductions for Class of '01.
Aug 6 Hall of Fame Game
Sep 9 Week 1 Bye: ARZ
Sep 23 Week 2 Bye: NO, PIT, TB
Sep 30 Week 3 Bye: CHI, DET, TEN
Oct 7 Week 4 Bye: DAL, IND, OAK
Oct 14 Week 5 Bye: BUF, JAC, PHI
Oct ?Trading Deadline
Oct 21 Week 6 Bye: MIA, SF, SEA
Oct ?NFL Fall Meeting
Oct 28 Week 7 Bye: ATL, CLE, GB
Nov 4 Week 8 Bye: CIN, MIN, STL
Nov 11 Week 9 Bye: WAS
Nov ?Deadline for clubs to sign Fran/Tran/UFAs for play in 2001
Nov 18 Week 10 Bye: KC
Nov 25 Week 11 Bye: NYJ
Dec 2 Week 12 Bye: NYG
Dec 10 Week 13 Bye: BAL
Dec 17 Week 14 Bye: CAR
Dec 24 Week 15 Bye: DEN
Dec 31 Week 16 Bye: NE
Jan 5 Week 17 Bye: SD
Jan 12 Wild Card Playoffs
Jan 19 Divisional Playoffs
Jan 27 Conference Championships
Feb 3 Superbowl XXXVI: New Orleans
Feb 9 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii