The 2009-10 NFL Calendar has been released. This is your cue to start planning your sick days at work. Here's the rundown.
July 16—Supplemental Draft
Late-July—Training camps open.
August 9—Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio (Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans).
August 13-17—First preseason weekend.
September 1—Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.
September 5—Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.
September 10-14—Kickoff 2009 Weekend.
October 12-13—NFL Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
October 20—Trading deadline.
October 25—International Series, London, England (New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
January 3—Regular season ends.
January 9-10—Wild Card Playoffs.
January 16-17—Divisional Playoffs.
January 24—Conference Championships.
January 31—AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, South Florida (ESPN).
February 7—Super Bowl XLIV, South Florida (CBS).
February 24–March 2—NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 5—Free agency begins.
March 21-24—NFL Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Early-May—NFL Draft, New York City.
May 24-26—NFL Spring Meeting, Dallas, Texas.