Feb. 20 - First day that the Franchise Tag may be applied to a player
Feb. 22-28 - NFL Combine
March 5 - Deadline to apply the Franchise Tag (if you haven't reached a deal with a key FA on your roster, this is the last day that you can lock him up with the tag)
March 13 - Free agency begins (4:00 p.m., officially). Also known as "Redskins Christmas".
March 25-28 - NFL owners' meetings
Mid April - Teams may begin official off-season strength and conditioning programs, limited OTAs, etc.
April 26-28 - The NFL Draft .
Late July - Full training camps begin
August 4 - 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
August 5 - 2012 NFL Hall of Fame Game (first pre-season game)
August - Preseason
Sept. 6 - 2012 NFL Season Kick-Off
[ Edited by mayo49 on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM ]