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Important NFL offseason dates remaining for the Arizona Cardinals

A quick look at the rest of the offseason schedule for the league and the Cardinals.


The Arizona Cardinals have their mandatory mini-camp this week. But what about the rest of the calendar for the league? Here it is:

June 23-29


Rookie Symposium, Aurora, Ohio.

July 11


Supplemental Draft (if necessary).

July 15


At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2013 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club's last regular season game.

Mid-July (July 18 for the Cardinals)


Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players no earlier than 22 days prior to the club's first preseason game.

For the Arizona Cardinals, who have their first preseason game on August 9, this means training camp may begin July 18, at the earliest.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or "injured players" (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club's preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club's first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club's preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players.

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club's roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who join the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 22*


Signing Period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a "June 1 Tender" was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

August 3


Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, Canton, Ohio.

August 4


Hall of Fame Game, Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins, Canton, Ohio.

August 6


Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an Accrued Season for free agency.