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2014 NFL Off Season Schedule

Posted: 2/7/2014 4:49 PM

2014 NFL Off Season Schedule 


February 3Waiver system begins for 2014. A 24-hour claiming  period will be in effect through the Friday prior to the last regular  season game (waivers requests made on Friday and Saturday of each  week  will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York  time, on the following Monday.)  Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons whom a club  desires to terminate are not subject to the waiver system until after  the trading deadline.
February 17First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
February 19-25Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 3

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

March 8-11Clubs 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 4:00 p.m., New York  time, on March 11. However, a contract  cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York  time, on  March 11.
March 11Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise  options for 2014 on all players who have  option clauses in their 2013  contracts.
March 11Prior 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.
March 11Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, 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 11Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2014 Salary Cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 11All 2013 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York  time.
March 11The 2014 League Year and Free Agency period begin at  4:00 p.m., New York time. The first day of the 2014 League Year will end  at  11:59:59 p.m., New York  time, on March 11.  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 11.
March 11Trading period for 2014 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2013  contracts.
March 23-26Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 7Clubs that hired a  new  Head Coach after the end of  the  2013 regular season may begin  offseason workout programs.
April 21Clubs with returning Head Coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
May 2Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
May 7Deadline for Prior Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
May 8-102014 NFL Draft, New York City, New York.
May 19-21NFL Spring League Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
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