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Calendar for the 2014 & 2015 NFL Season and Postseason
NFL 2014 Season and Postseason Dates
Key NFL Dates
Sept. 4 - 2014 NFL Regular Season Begins: Green Bay at Seattle (8:30 p.m. ET)
Oct. 7-8 - Fall league meeting (New York)
Oct. 28 - Trade Deadline (4 p.m. ET)
Dec. 28 - Regular season ends
December 29 - Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season.
December 29 - Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie
who was selected in any round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract
will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.
December 29- Option exercise period begins for Fifth Year Option for first round selections from the 2012 NFL
Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 29, 2014 but
prior to May 3, 2015.
2015 NFL Date
Jan. 3-4 - Playoffs begin -- Wild Card Weekend
January 4 - Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
Jan. 10-11 - Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 11 - Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed
for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.
Jan. 17 - East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan. 18 - AFC and NFC Championship Games.
Jan. 24 - Senior Bowl, Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
Jan. 25 - 2015 Pro Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Jan. 25 - An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for
another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday
preceding the Super Bowl.
Feb. 1 - Super Bowl XLIX (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 6 p.m. ET, NBC)
Free Agency and NFL Combine 2014 Head Key Upcoming Dates
February 8-9 - NFL Regional Combine, Methodist Center, Houston, Texas
February 15-16 - NFL Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, New Jersey
Feb. 17: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
Feb. 19-25: NFL Combine 2014 - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Feb. 22-25: NFL Combine - Workouts daily by position
February 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
March 1 - NFL Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
March 3 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
March 8-9 - NFL Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Georgia March 8-11: Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2013 player contracts at 4 p.m. ET on March 11. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 11
March 11: New NFL League year, Veteran Free Agency begins
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2013 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued Seasons of free agency credit
March 11: All clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap before 4 p.m. ET
March 11 - Trading period for 2014 begins , New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts
March 15 - NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois
March 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida
March 22-23 - NFL Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
March 23-26: NFL Owners Meeting - Orlando, Fla.
March 29 - NFL Regional Combine, Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 29-30 - NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland.
April 7 - Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 12-13 - Super Regional Combine, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.
April 21: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin off-season workout programs.
May 2: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
May 7: Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.
May 8-10: NFL Draft 2014 - New York, Radio City Music Hall
May 8th - First round / May 9th - Rounds 2&3 / May 10th - Rounds 4 thru 7
May 10: Rookie Free Agency market opens
May 19-21: 2014 Owners Spring meeting, Atlanta, Georgia