Key date on football calendar

May 12, 2015

Key date on football calendar … In the past, June 1st was one of the key dates on the football calendar as teams releasing veteran players after that date could spread the cap hit over two years. It was also a key demarcation point for veteran free agent signings as unrestricted free agents who signed after that date did not count when calculating compensatory picks for the draft the following year. This year, though, those June 1st deadlines have been moved up to May 12th. As a result, there could be a third wave of veteran free agent signings over the next week or so.