|2003 Timeline of Events|
Feb 3 Probowl: Honolulu, HI.
Feb 10 First day to designate franchise and transition players.
Feb 20 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Feb 24).
Feb 24 Waiver system begins for 2003
- (4 p.m. ET) Deadline to designate franchise and transition players.
Feb 28 Expiration of contracts ending in 2003.
- 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.
- Deadline to exercise options for 2003 season.
Mar 1 Beginning of veteran free agency and trading.
Mar 23 NFL Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ (ends Mar 26).
Apr 17 Signing period ends for signing Offer Sheets for restricted free
Apr 24 Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal for
restricted free agents.
Apr 26 Draft (ends Apr 27): New York.
May 14 NFL Spring Meeting: Houston (ends May 15).
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 __ 16:00 ET Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents who
received Jun 1 tender.
Aug 2 American Bowl: N.Y. Jets vs. Tampa Bay (Tokyo, Japan)
Aug 3 Hall of Fame inductions for Class of 2003.
Aug 4 Hall of Fame Game: Green Bay vs Kansas City (Canton, OH).
Sep 8 Week 1
Dec 28 Week 17
Jan 10-13 Wild Card Playoffs
Jan 17-18 Divisional Playoffs
Jan 25 Conference Championships
Feb 1 Superbowl XXXVIII: Houston, TX
Feb 8 Pro Bowl: Honolulu, HI