|2002 Timeline of Events|
Feb 9 Probowl: Honolulu, HI.
Feb 18 Expansion draft: Houston.
Feb 21 Deadline to designate franchise and transition players.
Feb 28 Scouting Combine: Indianapolis, IN (ends Mar 4).
- 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 1 Beginning of veteran free agency and trading.
Mar 17 NFL Annual Meeting: Orlando, FL (ends Mar 22).
Apr 13 NFL Europe season begins.
Apr 15 Signing period ends for restricted free agents.
Apr 19 Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal for
restricted free agents.
Apr 20 Draft (ends Apr 21): 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.
- NFL Europe season ends.
Jun 22 World Bowl X: Germany
Jul 15 16:00 ET Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents who
received Jun 1 tender.
Aug 3 Hall of Fame inductions for Class of 2002.
- American Bowl at Osaka, Japan: San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington
Aug 5 Hall of Fame Game: Houston Texans vs. New York Giants (Canton, OH).
Sep 8 Week 1
Dec 28 Week 17
Jan 4- 5 Wild Card Playoffs
Jan 11-12 Divisional Playoffs
Jan 19 Conference Championships
Jan 26 Superbowl XXXVII: San Diego
Feb 2 Pro Bowl: Honolulu, HI