With football no longer marking our calendars on every Sunday, it’s simple to get lost as a fan of the NFL, with a number of dates over the next a number of months that have some significant ramifications for groups in the offseason. Whether it’s a due date to position the franchise tag on a player, or the start of complimentary firm, there are constantly a handful of dates that any fan is going to desire to keep in mind.

Last year’s offseason schedule was thrown away the window quickly when it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was going to damage the league and turn our world upside down. We can hope that something unexpected doesn’t occur when again.

The league has only announced its schedule through the 2021 NFL Draft in April. This schedule will be updated as more info is released.

February 23-March 9– Franchise Player Designation Duration

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Teams can utilize this time to decide if they wish to put the franchise tag on any gamer who is set to become an unlimited free representative at the start of the brand-new league year. The franchise tag keeps the player on their group for one year, paying them no less than the average of the leading five wages at the player’s position for the current year, or 120 percent of his previous salary, whichever is higher. The gamer can not negotiate with another team.

The legal tampering duration begins 2 days prior to the league year begins, and groups are then allowed to openly talk with prospective free agents that they may want to sign.

The 2021 league year begins, and more significantly, free firm begins. Washington needs to be active.

April 5– Offseason exercises begin (New head coaches).

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Groups that hired a new head coach this year get to begin offseason exercises and begin satisfying together.

April 19– Offseason workouts begin (All teams).

All other groups, consisting of Washington, can start offseason workouts and meetings.

Likely to be virtual as soon as again, the NFL Draft is still among the very best weekends of the year.