2011 NFL Transition Rules

Executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith (L) and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) speak outside the NFL Players Association Headquarters in Washington July 25, 2011. The NFL and players have agreed to terms to end their four-month lockout and ensure America’s most professional sport will go ahead as planned next season. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

Here, in its’ full legal form, is how the NFL will conduct business starting Monday, July 25 for the 2011 season, known as the Transition Rules for the 2011 League Year.

Everything will begin with the publishing of the 2011 list of free agents at 6 pm ET tonight, while tomorrow, the club facilities will open to players for voluntary training, conditioning and classroom work. Trades can also be made starting Tuesday.

Starting at 10 am ET Tuesday, clubs can begin to sign their drafted rookies and undrafted rookies. Clubs can also negotiate with (but not sign) their own unrestricted free agents. The 2011 league year will run to no later than March 11, 2012.

2011 NFL Transition Rules

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