Free Agency And the Offseason Calendar

Discussion in 'American Football' started by QPR New York, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. QPR New York

    QPR New York Active Member

    Feb 6, 2012
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    February 15: First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players

    March 1: Deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition player by 4 p.m. eastern time

    March 7-9: Teams are permitted to contact and negotiate with the agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year.

    March 9: Teams have until 4 p.m. eastern time to exercise options for all players with 2017 option clauses in their contracts, and must also have qualifying offers submitted to all RFAs and ERFAs they wish to have Right of First Refusal on.

    March 9: The Top-51 rule comes into effect. Teams must have their top-51 contracts under the 2017 salary cap by 4 p.m. eastern time.

    March 9: All 2016 NFL contracts expire at 4 p.m. eastern time.

    March 9: The new league year, the start of free agency, and the 2017 trading period all begin at 4 p.m. eastern time.

    April 21: Deadline for RFAs to sign offer sheets

    April 27-29: 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia
  2. StanDMan

    StanDMan Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2011
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    NFL Draft is returning to Philly after 56 years.. hope that is not the case with the Spuds :(

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