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NFL Trading Deadline Looms – NFL Calendar

NFL Calendar 2021-2022
Trading Deadline Looms for Clubs – Nov. 2, 2021

October

Oct.10 – NFL London Series, New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Oct. 12-13 – Fall League Meeting, TBD.
Oct. 17 – NFL London Series – Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Mid-October  – Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club’s seventh regular season game (including any bye week) clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness (if the player failed his preseason physical due to a non-football injury or illness) for a period not to exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, provided that no player may be activated to participate in a Week Six game.

November

Nov. 2 – NFL Trading Period ends for 2021 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

Nov. 3 – Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

Nov. 16 – Signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets.

Deadline for clubs to sign their unsigned Franchise and Transition Players, including Franchise Players who were eligible to receive offer sheets until this date. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2021.

Deadline for clubs to sign their unrestricted free agents to whom the “UFA Tender” was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2021.

Deadline for Clubs to sign their restricted free agents, including those to whom the “June 1 Tender” was made. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2021.

Deadline for clubs to sign their drafted rookies. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2021.

January 2022

Jan. 8-9 – Week 18 Regular season ends

Jan. 10 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2019 College Draft or any undrafted rookie who signed in 2020. 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.

Option exercise period begins for fifth-year option for first-round selections from the 2019 College Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 10, 2022, but prior to May 3, 2022.

Jan. 15-16 – Wild Card Playoff Games.

Jan. 17 – Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2022 College Draft will be sent to clubs on January 21.

Jan. 22 – NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.

Jan. 22-23 – Divisional Playoff Games

Jan. 28 – HBCU Combine – University of South Alabama, Mobile, Al.

Jan. 30 – AFC & NFC Championship Games

February

Feb. 3 – East-West Shrine Bowl – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Feb. 5 – Senior Bowl – Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Feb. 6 – NFL Pro Bowl – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Feb. 13 – Super Bowl LVI – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California.

Feb. 19 – HBCU Legacy Bowl – Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana.

March

Mar. 1-7 – NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mar. 8 – Deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Mar. 14-16 – During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 14 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 16, 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 2021 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 16.

During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club’s front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations.

No prospective unrestricted free agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 16.

Mar. 16 – The NFL 2022 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

The first day of the 2022 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 16. Clubs will receive a Personnel Notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 16.

Mar. 16 – NFL Trading period for 2022 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2021 contracts.

Mar. 27-30 – Annual League Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida.

April

April 4 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2021 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 18 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs

April 20 – Deadline to bring draft-eligible players to their facilities for a physical examination.
April 22 – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
April 27 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents.
April 27 – Deadline to time, test, and interview draft-eligible players.

April 28-30 – NFL Draft 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

 




NFL Calendar 2021 – February thru Opening Day – Sept 9th

NFL Calendar 2021 – February thru Opening Day
Key NFL Free Agency Dates and Designations

FEBRUARY 8th – As of Monday, teams are allowed to start releasing players without having to worry about any repercussion on last year’s (2020) Salary Cap, which still technically applies until March 17. So, teams are now able to start making moves with the aim of improving their Salary Cap for 2021. All players released between February 8th and the start of the new league year on March 17th are subject to waivers. If they clear waivers, they immediately become free agents and are free to sign a contract at any time (even if before March 17th).

With the new league year set to commence on March 17th, expect most teams to start making veteran moves at some point in early March.

LATE FEBRUARY – Over the last few years, the NFL has announced the Compensatory Draft picks on the Friday before the Scouting Combine.  With the Combine being virtual this year, it remains to be seen when the League will announce Comp picks.
FEBRUARY 23rd – MARCH 9th – As of February 23rd, teams can start designating a soon-to-be free agent player with the Franchise or Transition Tag. If a team wants to use either Tag, they must do so by 4:00 pm on March 9th.

MARCH 15th – The “legal tampering” window opens. As of March 15th, other teams can start discussing contract offers and terms with potential free agents, though a contract cannot be agreed upon until March 17th.

MARCH 17th – At 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 17th, the 2021 NFL League year begins:

Teams must have submitted tender offers to all of their Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) and Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFAs) who they want to retain. Teams must exercise all 2021 contract options tied to the first day of the league year.

Free Agency for veteran players and the Trading period begins.
All teams must be under the Salary Cap and the Rule of 51 Cap computation begins.

Recent reports have suggested that the league Salary Cap is projected to be in the $180-181M range.  Using the midpoint of that range – $180.5M – as the Cap. Once RFAs and ERFAs are tendered and other adjustments are applied. This number will obviously change as teams make other moves – signing, re-signings, restructures and/or contract extensions.

APRIL 23rd – The deadline for teams to sign RFAs to an offer sheet.  If another team signs a RFA to an offer sheet, the player’s present team has five days to match that offer or potentially (depending on the tender given to the play) receive draft pick compensation if they decline to match.  With the NFL Draft starting on April 29th, the deadline to sign a player to an offer sheet and allow for the required five-day match period is April 23rd.

ARPIL 29th-May 1st – The NFL Draft 2021 – Cleveland, Ohio

MAY 4th – May 4th is the CBA-mandated date by which 5th Year Options must be exercised for 4th year players who were drafted in the 1st round.

MAY 5th – The “May 5th Tender” date.  This date, which was moved forward from June 1st a couple of years ago, is essentially the last date that the signing or losing of a free agent will count toward the Compensatory Draft pick calculation. The May 5th Tender – which rarely happens – is a way a team can potentially obtain exclusive negotiating rights with a player later in the summer.  It also provides extended Comp pick eligibility if the player is tendered a contract of at least 110% of his prior year’s compensation by May 5th.  Otherwise, if the player is not given the May 5th Tender, he no longer counts toward the Comp pick formula and the team cannot gain any special negotiating advantage later in the off season. As a practical matter, very few free agents who remain unsigned by May 5th are worth such a tender.
JUNE 1st – In past years this is the last day that teams can release a player and have all of the dead money from that release count against the present year’s Salary Cap. If released after June 1st, only the present year’s bonus prorations counts against the Cap in that year and all future bonus prorations would count against the following year’s Cap.

JULY 15th – This is the deadline for signing a player who has received the Franchise or Transition tag to a long-term deal. If no long-term deal can be reached by this date, the player must play that year under the one-year contract provided under the Franchise/Transaction Tender and cannot sign a long-term deal until after the season is over.

LATE JULY – NFL Training 2021 camps start opening.

SEPTEMBER 4th – Final cutdown date, all teams must cutdown to 53 players.

SEPTEMBER 9th – At 12:00 a.m., the Rule of 51 ends and all teams must be fully under the 2021 Salary Cap. This includes all of the players on the 53-man roster, the Practice Squad and all players on any of the reserve lists (IR, PUP, etc.).

SEPTEMBER 9th, 12th-13th – Week 1 of 2021 NFL regular season.




NFL Postseason Calendar 2020

NFL Calendar 2020

NFL Important  Offseason Dates
Updated  3/3/2020

February
Feb. 27-March 1 – NFL Scouting Combine Player Workouts
Feb. 24-March 2 – NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Feb. 25 First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March

March – early – NFL Office announces 32 Compensatory Selections for NFL Draft 2020 from 3rd thru 7th Rounds after NFL Combine

March 10 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 16-18 – During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 16 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18, 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 2019 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club’s front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations.
No prospective Unrestricted Free Agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
March 18 – The 2020 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2020 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
Trading period for 2020 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2019 contracts.
March 29-April 1 Annual League Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.

April
April 6 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2019 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 17 – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 20 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 22 – Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 23-25 – NFL Draft 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada.

May
May 4th – May 4th is the CBA-mandated date by which 5th Year Options must be exercised for 4th year players who were drafted in the 1st round. For the Ravens, this would be the deadline to exercise the 5th Year Option for CB Marlon Humphrey. As they did last year with OT Ronnie Stanley, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that the Ravens will exercise Humphrey’s option.

May 5th – The “May 5th Tender” date. This date, which was moved forward from June 1st a couple of years ago, is essentially the last date that the signing or losing of a free agent will count toward the Compensatory Draft pick calculation. The May 5th Tender – which rarely happens – is a way a team can potentially obtain exclusive negotiating rights with a player later in the summer. It also provides extended Compensatory pick eligibility if the player is tendered a contract of at least 110% of his prior year’s compensation by May 5th. Otherwise, if the player is not given the May 5th Tender, he no longer counts toward the Comp pick formula and the team cannot gain any special negotiating advantage later in the off season. As a practical matter, very few free agents who remain unsigned by May 5th are worth such a tender.

June
June 1st – In past years this was the last day that teams could release a player and have all of the dead money from that release count against the present year’s Salary Cap. If released after June 1st, only the present year’s bonus prorations counts against the Cap in that year and all future bonus prorations would count against the following year’s Cap.

If there is no new CBA agreed to before then, there will be no June 1 Cap relief this year.

July
July 15th – This is the deadline for signing a player who has received the Franchise or Transition tag to a long-term deal. If no long-term deal can be reached by this date, the player must play that year under the 1-year contract provided under the Franchise/Transaction Tender and cannot sign a long-term deal until after the season is over.

Late July – NFL training camps start opening.




Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Frank Coyle – Head scout Draft Insiders’

The 2020 Senior Bowl game is here with an interesting roster of pro prospects who completed the week of practices, physicals and interviews.

        The Draft Insiders’ February Newsletter and 2020 Yearbook will have extensive coverage of the Senior Bowl and the entire All-star postseason.

Look for QBs Justin Hebert, Jordan Love and Jalen Hurts to get extensive playing time while wideouts Michael Pittman, Chase Claypool and James Proche are expected to be featured in the passing game. TEs Brycen Hopkins and Adam Tautman had impressive practice sessions and could be featured in the passing game.

Runners, Lamical Perine, Antonio Gibson and Ke’Shawn Vaughn may not be household names, but should be featured here and given a chance to display their natural talent and capable of being impact playmakers Saturday. Perine is a well rounded back who can be a difference maker here.

The NFL Draft 2020 is a class dominated by defensive front seven prospects and this game features several impact pass rushers. DT Javon Kinlaw of South Carolina had a dominant performance thru mid week, but will sit out the game due to a minor injury.  Marlon Davidson is primed for a huge effort and created continuous havoc in matchups. Look for edge rushers, Jason Strowbridge and Kenny Willekes to provide impact as outside rushers and possible difference makers in this game.

Linebackers, Malik Harrison, Evan Weaver and Anfernee Jennings showed speed, instincts and playmaking ability this week after fine careers. Look to them to be in the action throughout the contest to be the stars on their units. This will be the final real football action in these prospects for the year with the offseason workout portion of the NFL Draft process hitting full stride next week both with the NFL Combine and school Pro Days.

Senior Bowl Players to Watch

Offensive Players

Justin    Herbert                 QB          Oregon                 6061       227
Jalen      Hurts                     QB          Oklahoma           6010       218
Jordan  Love                      QB          Utah St.                 6035       223

Lamical Perine                 RB        Florida              5106     211
Antonio Gibson               RB        Memphis           6004     223
Ke’Shawn Vaughn           RB        Vanderbilt         5094     205

Michael Pittman, Jr.        WR         USC                        6037       219
Chase    Claypool               WR         Notre Dame       6043       229
Collin     Johnson              WR         Texas                    6056       221
James   Proche                  WR         SMU                      5105       196
Van        Jefferson             WR         Florida                  6014       197
Jauan    Jennings              WR         Tennessee          6030       206
Denzel  Mims                     WR         Baylor                   6026       206

Brycen  Hopkins               TE           Purdue                 6036       241
Adam    Trautman            TE           Dayton                 6050       251

Josh       Jones                      OL           Houston               6051       311
Lloyd     Cushenberry III    OL           LSU                        6032       312

Defensive Players

Javon Kinlaw                    DL           South Carolina   605        315    Injured
Marlon Davidson             DL           Auburn                 6032       297
Neville  Gallimore            DL           Oklahoma           6020       304
Jason     Strowbridge       DL           North Carolina   6042       267
Kenny   Willekes               DL           Michigan St.       6036       252

Malik     Harrison               LB           Ohio St.                 6025       246
Evan      Weaver                 LB           California             6021       234
Anfernee Jennings          LB           Alabama                 6017       252
Logan    Wilson                  LB           Utah                      6021       241
Terrell   Lewis                     LB           Alabama              6052       258

Darnay  Holmes                 CB           UCLA                     5101       192
Tony      Pride, Jr.               CB           Notre Dame       5113       193

Jeremy Chinn                    S              Southern Illinois 6031     219
Kyle Dugger                        S              Lenoir Rhyme      511       217

Tyler      Bass                       K             Georgia Southern 5100  183
Joseph  Charlton               P             South Carolina   6042       194

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.

 




NFL Calendar 2020

NFL Calendar 2020
NFL Important Dates

Updated 1/2/2020

January 2020
Jan. 4-5 – Wild Card Playoffs.
Jan. 5 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
Jan. 11-12       NFL Divisional Playoffs.
Jan. 12 – 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. 3-8 – College Gridiron Showcase Game, Fort Worth, Tx.
Jan. 12 – Tropical All-Star Game, Daytona Beach, Fl.

Jan. 18 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jan. 18 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Los Angeles. Ca.

Jan. 19 AFC and NFC Championship Games

Jan. 20 Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2020 College Draft will be sent to clubs on January 24.

Jan. 25 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 26 – Hula Bowl All-Star Game, Honolulu, Hawaii

Jan. 26 – NFL Pro Bowl.
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.

February
Feb. 2   Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, South Florida.
Feb. 24-March 2 – NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Feb. 25 First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March
March 10 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 16-18  – During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 16 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18, 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 2019 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club’s front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations.
No prospective Unrestricted Free Agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
March 18 – The 2020 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2020 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
Trading period for 2020 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2019 contracts.

April

March 29-April 1          Annual League Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.
April 6  – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2019 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 17  – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 20 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 22  – Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 23-25   –     NFL Draft 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 




NFL Draft 2019 – Frank Coyle Live Radio Interview – Patriots Draft Class

Draft Insiders Radio Reports

April 30, 2019 – Ahead of the Curve, NFL Live Radio with Frank Coyle on NFL Draft 2019 – Radio Show with Frank Coyle & host Andy Gresh  – Reports NFL Champion New England Patriots Strong 2019 Draft Class

New England Patriots – Grade A

1 (32) N’Keal Harry WR, Arizona State
2 (45) Joejuan Williams CB, Vanderbilt
3 (77) Chase Winovich LB, Michigan
3 (87) Damien Harris RB, Alabama
3 (101) Yodny Cajuste OT, West Virginia
4 (118) Hjalte Froholdt OL, Arkansas
4 (133) Jarrett Stidham QB, Auburn
5 (159) Byron Cowart DL, Maryland
5 (163) Jake Bailey P, Stanford
7 (252) Ken Webster CB, Mississippi




NFL Calendar 2019

 NFL Draft 2019 Thru the NFL October Trade Deadline

April 25-27 – 2019 NFL Draft – Nashville, Tennessee

May 3-6 – Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 7 – Deadline for prior club to send “May 7 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents.  If the player has not signed a player contract with a club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a player contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his prior club.

May 10-13 – Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 13 – Rookie Football Development Programs begin

May 16-19 – NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.

May 20-22 – Spring League Meeting, Key Biscayne, Florida.

June 2 – For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2020 league year.

June 3 – Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision.

June 15 – Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

Late June – Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all 2019 rookies.

July 15 – At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.  After this date, the player may sign only a one- year contract with his prior club for the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

Mid-July – Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 22*  – Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 7 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

Aug. 1 – Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)

Aug. 1-4 – Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio

Aug. 6 – Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.
If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2019, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2020 league year.

Aug. 31 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

Sept. 1 – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.

Sept. 1 – Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players (clubs participating in the International Player Development Program may sign one additional international player to a Practice Player Contract.) No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.

Sept. 5 – At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.

Sept. 5, 8-9 – NFL Regular Season – Week 1

October 29: NFL Trading Deadline




Pro Prospect Rankings – Quarterbacks, Running Backs & Receivers

Pro Prospect Rankings – Quarterback, Running Backs & Wide Receivers

NFL Draft Yearbook 2019 –

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NFL Team Report 2019 (35 pages) out this week.    Update (15 pgs) Report prior NFL Draft

    Top Quarterback Prospects
1 * Dwayne Haskins           Ohio St
2.* Kyler Murray                Oklahoma
3 Drew Lock                        Missouri
4 * Daniel Jones                 Duke
5 Ryan Finley                      North Carolina State
6 * Jarrett Stidham            Auburn
7 Will Grier                          West Virginia
8 Brett Rypien                     Boise State
9 * Tyree Jackson               Buffalo
10 Clayton Thorson             Northwestern
11 Nick Fitzgerald                Mississippi State
12 Gardner Minshew II      Washington State
13 Eric Dungey                    Syracuse
14 Trace McSorley              Penn State
15 Taylor Cornelius             Oklahoma State
16 Easton Stick                    North Dakota State
17 Jake Browning                Washington
18 Jordan Ta’amu               Mississippi

Top Running Back Prospects 
1 * Josh Jacobs                   – Alabama
2 * Trayveon Williams       – Texas A&M
3 Miles Sanders                  – Penn State
4 Damien Harris                 – Alabama
5 * David Montgomery      – Iowa State
6 * Devin Singletary           – Florida Atlantic
7 * Darrell Henderson       – Memphis
8 * Justice Hill                    – Oklahoma State
9 * Rodney Anderson        – Oklahoma
10 * Benny Snell                  – Kentucky
11 Ryquell Armstead          – Temple
12 Bryce Love                      – Stanford
13 * Elijah Holyfield            – Georgia
14 Devine Ozigbo                – Nebraska
15 Myles Gaskin                  – Washington
16 Karan Higdon                 – Michigan
17 * Tony Pollard                 – Memphis
18 Dexter Williams              – Notre Dame
19 * James Williams           – Washington State
20 * LJ Scott                         – Michigan State

     Top Wide Receiver Rankings
1 * DK Metcalf                         Mississippi
2 * N’Keal Harry                       Arizona State
3 * Marquise Brown                 Oklahoma
4 * AJ Brown                            Mississippi
5 Parris Campbell                    Ohio State
6 Deebo Samuel                       South Carolina
7 * Kelvin Harmon                    North Carolina State
8 JJ Arcega-Whiteside             Stanford
9 * Riley Ridley                         Georgia
10 Andy Isabella                        UMass
11 * Hakeem Butler                   Iowa State
12 * Mecole Hardman                Georgia
13 Anthony Johnson                  Buffalo
14 * Miles Boykin                      Notre Dame
15 Terry McLaurin                     Ohio State
16 Keelan Doss                           UC-Davis
17 Emanuel Hall                        Missouri
18 David Sills                             West Virginia
19 Darius Slayton                      Auburn
20 * Lil’Jordan Humphrey       Texas

        Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Calendar 2019 – NFL Draft

NFL Calendar 2019

  Thru the NFL Draft 2019

February 3: Super Bowl – Atlanta, Georgia

February 19 – First day for clubs to designate Franchise or        Transition Players.

Feb 26-March 4 – NFL Combine Timing & Testing, Lucas Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 4 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., NY time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 11-13 – During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, 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 2018 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

March 13 – The 2019 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

The first day of the 2019 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

March 13 – Trading period for 2019 begins at 4:00 p.m. est time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

March 24-27 – Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

April 1 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2018 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 15 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 19 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

April 24 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

                                 **** NFL Draft 2019 – April 25-27 ****

                        Thursday through Saturday – Nashville will host NFL Draft 2019

 

 

March 13: NFL Free Agency & Trade Period starts
NFL league year, includes start of free agency and trading period begins at 4 pm ET

March 24-27 – Annual Owners Meeting, Phoenix, Az.

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee




NFL Calendar 2018-2019

NFL Calendar 2018-2019

Preseason Week Three (Aug. 23-26)
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Preseason Week Four (Aug. 30-31)
Thursday, Aug. 30

September 1: Final Cutdown – NFL Teams must reduce rosters to 53 players by 4 pm
September 3: Teams may establish a practice squad of 10 players

September 6: Opening NFL game – Falcons at Eagles

Sept 9-10 – Opening weekend of NFL schedule

Oct. 16-17 – Fall Owners Meeting, New York

October 30: NFL Trade deadline at 4 PM ET.

Dec. 12 – Winter Owners Meeting, Irving, Tx.

December 30: NFL Regular Season ends

January 5-6: Wild Card Playoff round

January 12-13: Divisional Playoff round

January 20: AFC and NFL Championship Games

January 27: Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida

February 3: Super Bowl – Atlanta, Georgia

February 28-March 6: Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, In

March 13: 2019 – NFL league year, includes start of free agency and trading period begins at 4 pm ET

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2019