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NFL Calendar 2015 Dates

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Calendar for the 2015 NFL Postseason

Key 2015 NFL Dates
Jan. 3-4 - Playoffs begin - Wild Card Weekend
January 4 - 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.

Jan. 10-11 - Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 11 - 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.
Jan. 17 - East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan. 18 - AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Jan. 24 - Senior Bowl, Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 25 - 2015 Pro Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Jan. 25 - 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.

Feb. 1 - Super Bowl XLIX (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 6 p.m. ET, NBC)

February 2: Waiver system begins for 2015.
February 7: NFL Regional Combine, Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie, Florida.
February 10: Beginning at 9 a.m. PT, NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2014 CFL contracts have expired. Players under contract to a CFL club for the 2015 season or who have an option for the 2015 season are not eligible to be signed.
February 14: NFL Regional Combine, Methodist Training Center, Houston, Texas.
February 16: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

February 17-23: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

February 21: NFL Regional Combine, Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre, Dove Valley, Colorado.
February 28: NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland.
March 2: Prior to 1:00 p.m., PT, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 7: NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois.

March 7-10: Clubs 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 2014 contracts at 1:00 p.m., PT, on March 10. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 1:00 p.m., PT, on March 10.
March 10: Prior to 1:00 p.m., PT, clubs must exercise options for 2015 on all players who have option clauses in their 2014 contracts.
• Prior to 4:00 p.m., Est 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.
• Prior to 4:00 p.m., Est clubs must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2014 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.
• Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2015 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., Est.
• All 2014 player contracts expire at 4:00 p.m., Est
• The 2015 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., Est. The first day of the 2015 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., Est, on March 10. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., Est, and 11:59:59 p.m., Est, on March 10.
• Trading period for 2015 begins at 4:00 p.m., Est, after expiration of all 2014 contracts.

March 19-21: NFL Career Development Symposium, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.
March 21-22: Super Regional Combine, Arizona Cardinals Training Facility, Phoenix, Arizona.
March 22-25: Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
April 6: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2014 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 24: Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets.
April 29: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 30-May 2: - NFL Draft 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

May 8-11: First weekend after the NFL Draft: clubs may elect to hold their three-day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 11: Rookie Football Development Program begins.
May 15-18: Second weekend after the NFL Draft: clubs may elect to hold their three- day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 18-20: NFL Spring League Meeting, San Francisco, California.

2013 Season and Postseason
Free Agency and NFL Combine 2014 Head Key Upcoming Dates

February 8-9 - NFL Regional Combine, Methodist Center, Houston, Texas
February 15-16 - NFL Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, New Jersey
Feb. 17: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players

Feb. 19-25: NFL Combine 2014 - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Feb. 22-25: NFL Combine - Workouts daily by position

February 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
March 1 - NFL Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida
March 3 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
March 8-9 - NFL Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Georgia March 8-11: Clubs 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 p.m. ET on March 11. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 11

March 11: New NFL League year, Veteran Free Agency begins

March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts
March 11: Before 4 p.m. ET, 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 11: All clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap before 4 p.m. ET
March 11 - Trading period for 2014 begins , New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts
March 15 - NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois
March 22 - NFL Regional Combine, Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida
March 22-23 - NFL Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
March 23-26: NFL Owners Meeting - Orlando, Fla.
March 29 - NFL Regional Combine, Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 29-30 - NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland.
April 7 - Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 12-13 - Super Regional Combine, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.
April 21: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin off-season workout programs.
May 2: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
May 7: Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

May 8-10: NFL Draft 2014 - New York, Radio City Music Hall
May 8th - First round / May 9th - Rounds 2&3 / May 10th - Rounds 4 thru 7

May 10: Rookie Free Agency market opens
May 19-21: 2014 Owners Spring meeting, Atlanta, Georgia