NEW YORK (AP) — With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
The upcoming league schedule, according to the NFL:
—Free agent lists will be distributed to teams.
—Players can report to team facilities for physicals, meetings and to receive playbooks.
—Teams can start signing 2011 draft picks and rookie free agents. They also can begin making trades.
—Conversations between clubs and veteran free agents from all teams can start Tuesday, but no signings can occur until Friday. There will be no window for teams to negotiate exclusively with their own veteran free agents.
—Training camps open for 10 of the 32 teams: Arizona, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, New England, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego and Seattle.
—Camps open for Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Washington.
—Teams can waive or cut players.
—Camps open for Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cleveland, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New York Giants, St. Louis and Tennessee.
—Teams can begin signing free agents and renegotiated contracts. Signed players will be prohibited from physical activity until a CBA is ratified.
—Signed rookies may participate in camp and have health protection if injured.
—Camps open for New York Jets and Houston.
—The league year begins if the CBA has been ratified by the NFLPA, which must first re-establish itself as a union.
—All clubs must be under the salary cap.
First preseason game, Seattle at San Diego.