Live from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. August 12th, 6:30 PM.
|2016 Pre Season Schedule|
|8/12||@ Cincinnati||6:30 PM|
|8/18||@ Seattle||9 PM|
|8/28||San Diego||12 PM|
|9/1||LA Rams||7 PM|
|2016 Regular Season Schedule|
|9/11||@ Tennessee||12 PM|
|9/18||Green Bay||7:30 PM|
|9/25||@ Carolina||12 PM|
|10/3||NY Giants||7:30 PM|
|10/23||@ Philadelphia||12 PM|
|10/31||@ Chicago||7:30 PM|
|11/13||@ Washington||12 PM|
|11/24||@ Detroit||11:30 AM|
|12/11||@ Jacksonville||12 PM|
|12/24||@ Green Bay||12 PM|
Important NFL Dates
Mid-July: Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.
July 22*: Signing Period ends for unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 10 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.
July 22: Signing Period ends for Transition Players with outstanding
tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the
Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has
exclusive negotiating rights.
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