Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Calendar 2000

A look at the dates and events that will be important to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000

February 6 -- AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii.

February 10 -- Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.

February 10 -- Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation.

February 10 -- Deadline for clubs to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired.

February 11 -- Veteran free agency signing period begins.

February 11 -- Trading period begins.

February 24-28 -- Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 26-30 -- NFL Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.

April 10 -- Signing period ends for restricted free agents.

April 14 -- Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 15-16 -- NFL Draft, New York City.

May 23-24 -- NFL Spring Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

June 1 -- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 15.

June 1 -- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.

June 15 -- Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year's salary.

July 15 -- Signing period ends at 4:00 PM ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.

July 31 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame Game – New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers.

September 3-4 -- Kickoff 2000 Weekend.

December 25 -- Regular season ends.

December 30-31 -- Wild Card Weekend

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