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NFL OFFSEASON IMPORTANT DATES

 


Date Event
Feb. 20-26
  • NFL Combine in Indianapolis
March 2-3
  • Regional Combine, New York/New Jersey
March 9
  • Regional Combine, Tampa, Florida
March 10
  • Regional Combine, Chicago, Illinois
March 9-11
  • Teams can negotiate with unrestricted free agents
March 12
  • 4 p.m. EST deadline for clubs to exercise options on all players with option clauses
  • Clubs must submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents by 4 p.m. EST
  • Clubs must submit minimum salary offer by 4 p.m. EST to players with less than three seasons of free agency credit and expiring 2012 contracts
  • All 2012 player contracts expire at 4 p.m. EST
  • Top 51 begins: All clubs must be under salary cap by 4 p.m. EST
  • 2013 League year and free agency period begins at 4 p.m. EST
  • Trading period begins at 4 p.m. EST
March 16-17
  • Regional Combine, Atlanta, Georgia
March 17-20
  • Annual League meeting in Phoenix
March 23-24
  • Regional Combine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Regional Combine, Seattle, Washington
April 7-8
  • Super Regional Combine, Dallas, Texas
April 25-27
  • NFL Draft in New York City
May 20-22
  • NFL spring League meeting in Boston
Late July
  • Training camps open
Aug. 3-4
  • Hall of Fame Enshrinement
  • Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
  • Start of 2013 NFL preseason
Sept. 5-8
  • Kickoff to the 2013 season


 

 

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