James Lang-US PRESSWIRE
The NFL offseason is in full swing. With the Scouting Combine starting this week, here's another look at the league's offseason calendar. The key dates to remember are March 12, when free agency officially begins with players being allowed to sign with new teams, and April 25-27, when the NFL Draft will take place in New York. You can also find out when the 2013 season will kickoff and more. Also of note this year, the league will allow teams to begin official negotiations with agents of free agent players earlier than the March 12 date. Agents and teams can negotiate starting March 9.
2013 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IMPORTANT DATES
- DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE -
Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility, New York/New Jersey
Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
Regional Combine, Halas Hall (Bears), Chicago, Illinois
Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit.
All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the Salary Cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The 2013 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
Trading period begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for 2013 after expiration of all 2012 contracts.
Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Atlanta, Georgia
Annual League Meeting, The Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.
Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center (Seahawks), Seattle, Washington
Regional Combine, Baltimore Ravens Training Facility, Baltimore, Maryland
Super Regional Combine, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas
NFL Draft, New York City, New York.
NFL Spring League Meeting, Hyatt-Harborside, Boston, Massachusetts.
September 5, 8-9
NFL Kickoff 2013
NFL International Series, London, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings
NFL International Series, London, San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars