2014 NFL calendar of important dates

2014 NFL calendar of important dates

Important dates for the remainder of 2013 and for the 2014 calendar year, as released by the NFL.

All dates are subject to change.

Some highlights found in the below calendar:

• 2014 free agency starts on March 11.

• Offseason workouts for team with new coaches can commence on April 7; for teams with returning coaches, workouts can commence on April 21.

• Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets is May 2.

• Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents is May 7.

• Unlike past years when the NFL Draft is in late April, this year’s NFL Draft is May 8-10.

• Deadline for teams to sigh players designated as franchise to a multiyear contract is July 15.

• 2014 NFL Kickoff Weekend is Sept. 4, 7-8.

The calendar year as annotated in the NFL news release:

*NOTE: The regular season schedule with dates and times will be released at a later time.