Key Offseason Dates (1 Viewer)

Saintree River

Jul 9, 2003
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Just in case anyone else was wondering about these dates....NFL off-season calendar

February 3rd - Super Bowl XLII - Glendale, Arizona (FOX)

February 7th - 15-day period to designate Franchise and Transition Players

February 10th - AFC-NFC Pro Bowl - Honolulu, Hawaii (FOX)

February 11th - Waiver period begins

February 20th – 26th - NFL Scouting Combine - Indianapolis, Indiana

February 21st - Deadline for teams to designate Franchise and Transition Players

February 28th - Deadline for teams to tender qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they wish to retain right of first refusal and/or compensation. Deadline for teams to tender minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights with players with fewer than three seasons tenure and whose contracts have expired.

February 29th - Beginning of free agency and trading period (12:01 am eastern time)

March 17th – Teams may begin offseason workout programs

** Last Sunday of March - Compensatory picks announced

March 30th - April 3rd - NFL Annual Meeting - Palm Beach, Florida

April 18th - Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets

April 25th - Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal on Restricted Free Agents

April 26th & 27th - NFL Draft - New York City

**1st week of May – Teams begin full squad minicamp with veterans and rookies
May 19th - 21st - NFL Spring Meeting - Buckhead, Georgia

June 1st - Deadline to send tender offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents or to extend Qualifying offer, whichever is greater, in order to retain rights.

June 1st - Deadline to send tender offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents to retain player’s rights. Player has until July 22 to sign with another team.

June 29th - July 2nd - Rookie Symposium - Carlsbad, California

**Late July – NFL teams open Training Camp (exact dates will not be known until the announcement of exhibition schedule.)

** Mid-July/Early August - Supplemental draft (if necessary)

August 3rd - Hall of Fame game - Canton, Ohio

August 26th - Roster reduction to 75 players

August 30th - Roster reduction to 53 players

September 4th - 8th - NFL Regular Season begins

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