NFL Offseason Schedule 2013: Important dates on the NFL calendar

Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL released a full off season schedule and we're breaking down all of the key dates to mark on your calendar between now and the start of the 2013 NFL season.

With the season officially over, and not just over for the Chargers (there's a gap of over a month between the two, y'know), it's time to take a look at the NFL offseason schedule:

9-10

Feb

Regional Combine

Lebatard Stadium at Orange Coast College, Los Angeles, CA

16-17

Feb

Regional Combine

Methodist Training Center in Houston, TX

17

Feb

Regional Combine

Cleveland Browns Training Facility in Cleveland, OH

20-26

Feb

NFL Combine

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN

2-3

Mar

Regional Combine

Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility in Florham Park, NJ

9

Mar

Regional Combine

One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, FL

9-11

Mar

Unrestricted Free Agent Negotiations Begin

Teams can begin negotiating with the agents of players set to become unrestricted free agents at the start of the league year (teams can only talk to agents and not the players during this negotiating window)

10

Mar

Regional Combine

Walter Payton Center in Chicago, IL

12

Mar

2013 League Year Begins

At 4:00 pm ET, free agency and the trading period officially begin

16-17

Mar

Regional Combine

Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Atlanta, GA

17-20

Mar

Annual League Meeting

The Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ

23-24

Mar

Regional Combine

Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA

23-24

Mar

Regional Combine

Under Armour Performance Center in Baltimore, MD

6-8

Apr

Super Regional Combine

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX

25-27

Apr

2013 NFL Draft

New York City, NY

20-22

May

NFL Spring League Meeting

Hyatt Harborside in Boston, MA

March 12, 2013 marks the beginning of the 2013 League Year. Prior to the 1:00 PM PT deadline, teams must submit any qualifying offers to Restricted Free Agents, exercise any 2013 options on players with option in their 2012 contracts, and submit minimum salary offers to retain exclusive negotiating rights to players without three seasons of free agency credit, . Teams must also be under the salary cap by 1:00 PM, using the Top 51 rule. Trading and free agency negotiations may start at 1:00 PM.

Dates for organized team activities, mini camps and the start of training camp will announced later in the offseason and we'll bring them to you then.

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