FOOTBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE 2023 IMPORTANT DATES
– SUBJECT TO CHANGE OF DATES –
February 28-March 6: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 7: Before 4:00 p.m. New York time, deadline for clubs to nominate franchise or transition players.
13-15 March: During the period commencing on March 13 at 12:00 p.m. New York time and ending on March 15 at 3:59:59 p.m. New York time, clubs are permitted to contact and negotiate with the certified agents of Players who become unrestricted free agents after their 2022 player contracts expire at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 15.
During the above two-day negotiation period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA-certified contract advisor is permitted to negotiate directly with a new club’s front office representatives (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding the contract to communicate negotiations.
No potential unrestricted free agent may sign a contract with a new club until March 15 at 4:00 p.m. New York time.
March 15: The 2023 league year and free agency period begins at 4:00 p.m. New York time.
The first day of the 2023 league year ends on March 15 at 11:59:59 p.m. New York time. Clubs will receive a personnel release containing all transactions submitted to the league office between 4:00 p.m. New York time and 11:59:59 p.m. New York time on March 15th.
March 15: The trading period for 2023 begins at 4:00 p.m. New York time after the expiry of all contracts for 2022.
March 26-29: Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
April 3: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2022 regular season can begin off-season training programmes.
April 17: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin off-season training programs.
19 April: Deadline for clubs to time, test, visit, interview or conduct a physical examination of a draft-eligible player at their club facility.
April 21: Deadline for limited free agents to sign offer sheets.
April 26: Deadline for previous clubs to exercise restricted free agent first refusal.
26 April: Deadline for clubs to time, test, visit, interview (including video and phone calls) or conduct a physical examination with a draft-eligible player anywhere.
27-29 April: NFL Draft, Kansas City, Missouri.
2 May: Deadline for clubs to exercise the fifth-year option for players selected in the first round of the 2020 draft.
May 5-8 or May 12-15: Clubs can choose to hold their only three-day post-draft rookie minicamp Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday on either of the two post-draft weekends.
May 15: Rookie Football Development Programs begin.
18-21 May: NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Los Angeles, California.
22-24 May: Spring League Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
June 1: Deadline for the previous club to send “June 1 Tenders” to its unsigned restricted free agents who have received a qualifying offer of first refusal, only for that player to comply with the CBA’s “June 15 Tenders” rule . June” subject.
15 June: Deadline for the club to withdraw a higher-qualified restricted free agent offer and continue to retain exclusive negotiating rights by accepting a lower “offer unchanged from 15 terms of its prior-year contract).
End of June: Rookie Readiness Program in individual clubs.