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What's next? The NFL calendar

Posted Mar 3, 2013


With the NFL Scouting Combine wrapped up, fans eager for football won't have to wait long. Here's whats up next on the NFL Calendar.

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March 1-April 2 - NFL talent evaluators visit college campuses for Pro Days for another in-person look at prospects. COMPLETE PRO DAY SCHEDULE

March 9-11 - Clubs may enter negotiations with certified agents of players who will be unrestricted free agents at end of league year.

March 12 - Before 4 p.m. EDT, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts; 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; clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit; all 2012 player contracts expire. All clubs must be under the salary cap. The 2013 league year, free agency and trading period begins at 4 p.m. EDT.

March 17-20 - Annual league meeting, Phoenix

April 2 - Buffalo Bills Voluntary offseason conditioning program begins. COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

April 25-27 - 2013 NFL draft, New York

May 20-22 - NFL spring league Meeting, Boston

Sept. 5, 8-9 - 2013 NFL season begins.