2: Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2006 season.
7-8: Wild Card Playoff Games.
8: Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
13-14: Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions prior to their Divisional Playoff games.
14-15: Divisional Playoff Games.
22: AFC and NFC Championship Games.
28: Senior Bowl, Mobile, Alabama.
5: Super Bowl XL, Detroit, Michigan.
12: AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii.
22-28: Combine Timing and Testing, RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1: Employer clubs are no longer obligated to grant permission to another club to discuss a position as a Head Coach with an assistant coach who is under contract for the succeeding season or seasons. However, such permission may be voluntarily granted.
26-30: NFL Annual Meeting.
21: Deadline for signing of Offer Sheets by Restricted Free Agents.
28: Deadline for Old Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
29-30: Annual Player Selection Meeting, New York, N.Y.
16: Except for a three-day mini-camp held within 15 days of the draft, this is the first day that players eligible for the 2006 Draft are permitted to participate in mini-camps, practices, or meetings. If final examinations at a player's school conclude after this date, the player is prohibited from participating in any activities until after the player's final day of examinations. If the player has left or leaves school, he is prohibited from participating in any club activities until after the final day of examinations at his school.
23-25: NFL Spring Meeting.
1: Deadline for Old Club to send tender to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend Qualifying Offer, whichever is greater, in order to retain rights.
1: Deadline for Old Club to send tender to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents to retain rights if player is not signed by another club by July 22.
2: Any unamortized signing bonus amounts will be included in the succeeding year's Team Salary for any players removed from the team's roster other than by trade.
15: Deadline for club to withdraw Qualifying Offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of one-year contract at 110 percent of previous year's Paragraph 5 salary (with all other terms carried forward unchanged).
25-28: Rookie Symposium.