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2016 NFL calendar: League year, free agency, draft, salary cap deadlines

Important dates on the 2016 NFL calendar.

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.

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.

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