Key St. Louis Rams camp, preseason dates

BY JIM THOMAS
Monday, July 25, 2011

Tuesday:

Rams Park facilities open to players

Team can sign all rookies, drafted or undrafted, starting at 9 a.m. St. Louis time.

Team can negotiate with, but not sign, all veteran free agents, whether on Rams roster last season or on other rosters.

Thursday:

Teams can waive or terminate player contracts as of 3:01 p.m. St. Louis time.

Friday:

First day of Rams training camp.

Activity limited to physicals and team meetings.

Team may sign free agents and/or renegotiate existing contracts as of 5 p.m. St. Louis time.

Signed rookies may participate immediately in physical activity; newly signed veteran players cannot take part in physical activity until new CBA is ratified.

Saturday:

No pads or contact allowed at Rams practice.

Sunday:

No pads or contact allowed at Rams practice.

Monday, Aug. 1:

First day that Rams are allowed to have padded practice.

Thurs. Aug. 4:

League year begins if collective bargaining agreement is ratified. All clubs must be under salary cap. (League year can begin before Aug. 4 if CBA ratified before then.)

Sat. Aug. 13:

Preseason opener vs. Indianapolis at Edward Jones Dome, 7 p.m.

NOTE: Subject to final approval by players.