|1999 Timeline of Events|
Feb 7 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Feb 9 Expansion Draft
Feb 11 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 designate Franchise and Transition players.
Feb 12 Beginnings of veteran free agency and trading.
Feb 18 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Feb 22).
Mar 14 NFL Annual Meeting: Phoenix, Arizona (ends Mar 18).
Apr 12 Deadline for signing Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents.
Apr 16 Deadline of old club to exercise right of first refusal to
restricted free agents.
Apr 17 Draft (ends Apr 18).
May 24 NFL Spring Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia (ends May 26).
Jun 1 Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned Unrestricted Free
Agents to receive exclusive rights if player not signed elsewhere
by July 15.
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 31 Hall of Fame inductions for Class of '99.
Jul 31 Hall of Fame Game: Cleveland Browns and ?
Sep 12 Week 1 Bye: SD
Sep 19 Week 2 Bye: STL
Sep 26 Week 3 Bye: DAL, MIA, NO
Oct 3 Week 4 Bye: DET, GB, IND
Oct 10 Week 5 Bye: CAR, SEA, WAS
Oct ?Trading Deadline
Oct 17 Week 6 Bye: BAL, KC, TB
Oct ?NFL Fall Meeting
Oct 24 Week 7 Bye: ARZ, JAC, TEN
Oct 31 Week 8 Bye: NYJ, PIT, SF
Nov 7 Week 9 Bye: NE, NYG, OAK
Nov 10 ?Deadline for clubs to sign Fran/Tran/UFAs for play in 1999
Nov 14 Week 10 Bye: ATL
Nov 21 Week 11 Bye: MIN
Nov 28 Week 12 Bye: DEN
Dec 5 Week 13 Bye: BUF
Dec 12 Week 14 Bye: CHI
Dec 19 Week 15 Bye: CIN
Dec 26 Week 16 Bye: PHI
Jan 1 Week 17 Bye: CLE
Jan 8 Wild Card Playoffs
Jan 15 Divisional Playoffs
Jan 23 Conference Championships
Jan 30 Superbowl XXXIV: Atlanta
Feb 6 Probowl: Honolulu, Hawaii