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Key Dates for 2018 NFL Offseason

Posted Jan 1, 2018

Key dates for the 2018 offseason:



1/6/2018 To 1/7/2018: Wild Card Playoffs.

1/13/2018 To 1/14/2018: Divisional Playoffs.

1/14/2018: 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.

1/15/2018: Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

1/20/2018: East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

1/21/2018: AFC and NFC Championship Games.

1/27/2018: Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

1/28/2018: NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.

1/28/2018: 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.

2/4/2018: Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.  

2/20/2018: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

2/27/2018 To 3/5/2018: Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

3/6/2018: Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

3/12/2018 To 3/14/2018: 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 Unres

3/14/2018: The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. The first day of the 2018 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

3/14/2018: Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

3/25/2018 To 3/28/2018: Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

4/2/2018: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

4/16/2018: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

4/20/2018: Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.  

4/25/2018: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

4/26/2018 To 4/28/2018: NFL Draft (AT&T Stadium, Arlington Texas)