Important 2023 NFL dates

What's coming up of note on the 2023 NFL calendar?

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - Now that the 2022 NFL season has come to a close, here is a look at what’s coming up on the league’s calendar for the start of the offseason and into the 2023 season:

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Tuesday, Feb. 21:

- Window opens for teams to designate Franchise-tag or Transition-tag players.

Tuesday, February 28 through Monday, March 6:

- NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Tuesday, March 7:

- Deadline for teams to designate Franchise-tag or Transition-tag players
- Teams may begin bringing draft-eligible prospects to their facilities for visits and physicals. No on-field workouts are permitted.

Monday, March 13 through Wednesday, March 15:

- Teams can negotiate with pending free agents, but cannot officially sign them.

Wednesday, March 15:

- At 4 p.m. ET, the New League Year begins, including NFL Free Agency. In addition, all teams must be below the 2023 salary cap at this time, counting their top-51 salary cap hits.

Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29:

- Annual League/Owner's Meetings (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Monday, April 3:

- Teams that hired a new head coach may begin their offseason workout program (conditioning, etc.).

Monday, April 17:

- Teams with a retuning head coach (Bills) may begin their offseason workout program (conditioning, etc.).

Friday, April 21:

- Deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet with another team.

Wednesday, April 26:

- Deadline for teams to retain restricted free agents who signed an offer sheet with another team.

Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29:

- 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Mo.

- Round 1: Thursday, April 27
- Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28
- Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29

May 5-8 or May 12-15:

- Rookie minicamps (team choice for dates)

Early May:

- NFL schedule released (exact date TBD)

May and June:

- Minicamp (dates TBD)

Wednesday, July 26 (approx.):

- Training camp begins

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