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Calendar for the 2013 NFL Season and Postseason
Oct, 9, 2013
NFL 2013 Season Dates
October 7-9 - Fall League Meeting, Washington, D.C.
October 15 - Beginning the day after the conclusion of the sixth regular season weekend and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the 11th regular season weekend, clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/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.
October 27 - NFL International Series, San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, London, England.
October 29 – NFL trading ends for 2013 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
October 30 - Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
November 12 - At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive Offer Sheets.
November 12 - Prior to 4:00 p.m. New York time
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 the NFL in 2013.
Deadline for clubs to sign their Unrestricted Free Agents to whom the “June 1 Tender” was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2013.
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 the NFL in 2013.
November 29 - Deadline at 4:00 p.m. New York time, for reinstatement of players in Reserve List categories of Retired, Did Not Report, and Exclusive Rights, and of players who were placed on Reserve/Left Squad in a previous season.
December 29 – Week 17 ends Regular season games.
December 30 - Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2014 season.
**** Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2011 NFL Draft. 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 2011 College Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 30, 2013 but prior to May 3, 2014.
January 4-5 - Wild Card Playoff Games.
January 5 - Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
January 11-12 - Divisional Playoff Games.
January 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.
January 19 - AFC and NFC Championship Games.
January 26 - AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
January 26 - 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 2 - Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey.