Once you get embroiled in the off-season talk, it’s easy to forget every step of the process. What day does free agency start? When is the NFL Draft? When do spring workouts begin?
You get the point. Well, lucky for you, all those important dates can be found in one easy location. Bookmark this page as a point of reference, and don’t miss a second of the news and information coming with your No. 1 Steelers source — BTSC!
2018 Offseason Dates
Feb. 20 — First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.
Feb. 27-March 5 – NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis.
March 6 — Prior to 4:00 p.m., ET time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 12-14 — During the period from noon March 12 until 4 p.m. March 14, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who are due to become unrestricted free agents (a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. March 14). During the two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 14 — The 2018 League Year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m.
March 25-28 – Owner’s meetings, Orlando, Fla.
April 16 — Off-season workout programs begin. (Phase I: Two weeks of Strength, conditioning and rehabilitation only; Phase II: Three weeks of on-field workouts/instructions but no full-team drills; Phase III: Four weeks of organized team activities (resemble in-season no-contact practices).
April 20 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
April 25 — Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents.
April 26-28 — 2018 NFL Draft, Arlington, Texas.