2019 NFL off-season calendar

Here are some of the key dates for the upcoming off-season:

  • February 12: NFL teams may begin to sign CFL free agents
  • February 19: Teams may begin to designate franchise and transition players
  • February 26-March 4: Scouting combine in Indianapolis
  • March 5: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players
  • March 11-13: Window of opportunity for teams to begin negotiations with free agents
  • March 13: New league year begins at 4 PM ET; all teams have to be under the 2019 salary cap; teams may start signing free agents; trading period begins
  • March 24: NFL annual league meetings in Phoenix
  • April 19: Deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets
  • April 25-27: 2019 draft in Nashville
  • May 2: CFL draft of Canadian players
  • June 13: CFL regular season begins
  • August 1: Hall of Fame game; Canton
  • August 31: All teams must be down to opening day 53-man rosters
  • September 1: Teams may sign players to practice squads
  • September 5-9: 2019 regular season starts
  • October 29: Trading deadline
  • November 24: CFL championship Grey Cup game in Calgary