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Feb. 3: Waiver system begins for 2020

Feb. 11: NFL clubs may begin to sign players whose 2020 CFL contracts have expired.

Feb. 25: First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players

Feb. 25 - March 2: NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

March 10: Prior to 4 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players

March 16-18: Clubs are permitted to contact and negotiate contracts with impending unrestricted free agents.


March 18: All clubs must be under the 2020 Salary Cap prior to 4 p.m. ET

March 18: All 2019 player contracts will expire at 4 p.m. ET

March 18: Free agency begins at 4 p.m. ET, as does the new league year

March 29 - April 1: Annual League Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

April 6: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2019 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 17: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

April 20: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 23 - 25: 2020 NFL Draft

April 27: NFL clubs may request permission to visit with, try out, or sign any player who was under contract to the XFL at the conclusion of XFL season.

May 1 - May 4: Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 5: Deadline for prior club to send “May 5 Tender” to its unsigned unrestricted Free Agents.

May 8 - 11: Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 14 - 17: NFLPA Rookie Premiere

May 19: Spring League Meeting

July 13 - 24: Clubs are permitted to open training camp for rookies

July 15: Franchise player extension deadline

August 6: Hall of Fame game


August 6 - 8: Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, Ohio

Sept. 5: Final cut-down day at 4 p.m. ET

Sept. 5: Deadline to activate players from physically unable to perform list (PUP)

Sept. 6: End of the cut-down day waiver wire at noon ET.

Sept. 6: Teams can construct practice squad at 1 p.m. ET.

Sept. 10 -14: Week 1 of the regular season

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