Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) makes a reception while being defended by linebacker Manti Te
It has been a week since the Chargers have been eliminated. The offseason has officially started for Chargers fans, so we need to get the offseason schedule.
Here are a few key dates:
February 19th-25th: NFL Combine
March 11th: 2014 NFL agency starts at 4 PM EST.
April: NFL Schedule Release
May 8th-10th: 2014 NFL Draft
Late July: Training camp begins
Here is the complete schedule:
The first day of the 2014 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 11. clubs will receive a Personnel Notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 11.March 11Trading period for 2014 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts.March 15NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois.March 22NFL Regional Combine, Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida.March 22-23NFL Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington.March 23-26Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.March 29NFL Regional Combine, Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.March 29-30NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Maryland.April 7Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.April 12-13Super Regional Combine, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.April 21Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.May 2Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.May 7Deadline for Prior Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.May 8-102014 NFL Draft, New York City, New York.May 19-21NFL Spring League Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.June 2Deadline for Prior Club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents. If the player has not signed a Player Contract with a Club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a Player Contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his Prior Club.June 2Deadline for Prior Club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a Qualifying Offer for a Right of First Refusal Only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision.June 16Deadline for club to withdraw Qualifying Offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).June 22-28Rookie Symposium, Aurora, Ohio.July 15At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any Club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his Prior Club for the 2014 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the Club’s last regular season game.Mid-JulyClubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for Rookies and First-Year Players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.
Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.
Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all Rookies and First-Year players.
A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who join the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.July 22Signing Period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “June 1 Tender” was made by Prior Club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights. (* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.)July 22Signing Period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights.