2020 Football Calendar

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

  • January 17: Deadline for underclassmen to apply for early entry to the 2020 draft
  • January 20: Deadline for underclassmen who applied for early entry to 2020 draft and have not signed with an agent or otherwise received improper benefits to withdraw their applications
  • February 2: Super Bowl in Tampa
  • February 11: NFL teams may begin to sign CFL free agents
  • February 25: Teams may begin to designate franchise and transition players
  • February 24-March 2: Scouting combine in Indianapolis
  • March 10: Deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players
  • March 16-18: Window of opportunity for teams to begin negotiations with free agents
  • March 18: New league year begins at 4 PM ET; all teams have to be under the 2020 salary cap; teams may start signing free agents; trading period begins
  • March 29: NFL annual league meetings in Palm Beach
  • April 17: Deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets
  • April 23-25: 2019 draft in Las Vegas
  • April 30: CFL draft of Canadian players
  • June 11-13: CFL regular season begins
  • August 6: Hall of Fame game; Canton
  • September 5: All teams must be down to opening day 53-man rosters
  • September 6: Teams may sign players to practice squads
  • September 10-14: 2020 regular season starts
  • October 27: Trading deadline
  • November 22: CFL Grey Cup game in Regina