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NFL calendar 2016: Important offseason dates for the 49ers

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Here are all the important dates we know at this point to get you ready for the 2016 offseason.

The 2016 NFL offseason is underway, and I figured it would be helpful to have a calendar of notable offseason dates. I created a page with the information, and have tagged it to the library, so when you look at the top of the page, scroll over "Library" to see the link.

"Pages" do not allow for comments, so I decided for today to create the calendar as an article. The "Page" version of it will be updated as more key dates arrive. In the meantime, this lists out key NFL dates, and 49ers-specific salary cap related articles. You can read more details about the 49ers dates here.

2016 NFL Offseason Schedule

Feb. 12: Anquan Boldin contract voids

Feb. 16: First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

Feb. 23-29: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

March 1: Deadline (1 p.m. PT) for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

March 7-9: Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 1 p.m. PT on March 9.

March 9: 2016 league year begins. Free-agency, trading period begins at 1 p.m. PT.

March 9ish: NaVorro Bowman salary guarantee - $4.17 million of his $5.85 million base salary becomes guaranteed sometime at the beginning of the new league year

March 13: Blaine Gabbert owed $200,000 roster bonus on the 5th day of the new league year.

March 20-23: Annual league meeting, Boca Raton, Florida. Voting on new/revised league rules usually takes place at this meeting.

April 1: Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million 2016 base salary becomes fully guaranteed; Torrey Smith's $4.5 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed; $600,000 of Tramaine Brock's $2.7 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed; Joe Staley due $4 million option bonus

April 4: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2015 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. 49ers fall under this category.

April 18: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 22: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

Mid-to-late April: 2016 schedule release.

April 28-30: 2016 NFL Draft, Chicago.

May 6-9 or May 13-16: Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 19-22: NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited rookies (typically, first- and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days and minicamps during this period.

May 23-25: NFL spring league meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.

June 19-25: Rookie Symposium, Aurora, Ohio.

July 15: Deadline (1 p.m. PT) for any club that designated a franchise player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2016 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club's last regular-season game.

July 23: HOF game teams report to training camp

July 27-31: remaining 30 teams report to training camp

August 7: Hall of Fame Game