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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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