Important 2013 NFL offseason dates

Posted by ttwentyman on January 8, 2013 – 4:48 pm

The NFL has announced a list of important dates for 2013:

January 5-6: Wild Card Playoffs

January 6: Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.

January 12-13: Divisional Playoffs.

January 13: Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

January 15: Deadline for underclassmen to petition for special eligibility for the 2013 NFL Draft.

January 19: East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

January 20: AFC and NFC Championship Games.

January 26: Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 27: AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii.

January 27: An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

February 3: Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana.

February 20-26: Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 9-11: Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year.

March 12: All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4 p.m., Eastern time

March 12: Prior to 4 p.m., Eastern time, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts, make Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation and clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit.

March 12: Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the Salary Cap

March 12: The 2013 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4 p.m. Trading period also begins at 4.

March 17-20: Annual League Meeting, The Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.

April 25-27: NFL Draft, New York City, New York.

May 20-22: NFL Spring League Meeting, Hyatt-Harborside, Boston, Massachusetts.

September 5, 8-9: NFL Kickoff 2013.

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5 Responses to “Important 2013 NFL offseason dates”

  1. By mickd on Jan 8, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s talk the draft:

    If Damontre Moore falls to Detroit they say he can play outside linebacker but what about inside linebacker. This could be your Brain Urlacker if he can play ILB. If he can’t he will be one hell of a DE. If you pick Morre and play him at DE and then pass on Avril you have gained nothing unless you can pick another DE like William Gholston. So let’s be honest Avril, Suh, Fairley and Moore would be one hell of a defensive line. Gholston, Avril, Suh and Moore would also be a great line but you need a safety who can play along side Delmas. You give away to many big plays without a complimentary safety along side Delmas. Big runs and big pass plays that can be avoided with a great safety. Delmas can only cover so much ground. Can the Lions afford picking two DE in the draft considering all the needs they have? That why Mayhew must find a way to sign Avril.

  2. By Bob on Jan 8, 2013 | Reply

    We need Avril like I need another hole in my head. The dude is a product of mismatches from the best tandem of DT’s in the league. They are much better off releasing Avril, KVB, and Levy and using rookies from last year and depth to fill those slots. If we have to have a DE use the 10 mil we saved for 15 mil we saved for Avril and KVB to get a guy out of FA. We need to think about replacing Raiola, Peterman, and Cherilus. Backus has his replacement, Raiola is on his way out in 1 maybe 2 years, and Cherilus is the devil. Please release him, he always knows the worst time to get a flag thrown his way. We need a CB, OLB, G, T, C, WR.

  3. By Rob on Jan 9, 2013 | Reply

    Offseason Wish List:

    Sign one of following if available:
    OT J. Long
    OT R. Clandy
    OT B. Albert
    to replace Backus
    replace Cherilus with Riley Rieff

    Sign CB D. Rogers Cromartie

    Draft: Which ever one falls
    1rd Damontre Moore DE / Jarvis Jones LB
    2rd Matt Elam S/ Barrett Jones G

  4. By mickd on Jan 10, 2013 | Reply

    Lets talk the draft:

    If there ever was a time to choose an offensive lineman this is the year to do it. The Alabama line has future pro bowlers on it. Your going to need more picks than you have which means you need to trade your first pick. Arizona, Buffalo and the Jets need a quarterback. Who if any will deal with the LIons fifth pick? Moving down to 7, 8 or 9 is not a big deal. Get a first next year and a second and third this year in exchange for their first as a minimum. You then could get Milliner from Alabama or a good DE like Dion Jordan or who ever is the best player on the board. Second round get your center Barret Jones and Eric Reid a play maker safety. Third round PIck up Gholston or Amerson depending on your first pick then pick up a WR like Stedman Bailey from WV. in the fifth go after Dri Archer for kickoffs and change of pace at running back.

  5. By Brandon on Jan 10, 2013 | Reply

    Move down 2-4 spots and that team gives a 1st round pick for next year along with other higher picks in the draft. If this dreamworld were real, I’d say go for it.

    Trading down into the middle of the first (10-16) to get a 2nd and 3rd rd pick would be more likely.

    There are plenty of positions to fill now and in the future. A lineman would be nice, but there are bigger holes to fill.
    Rd 1. Any position on the Defense, other than DT.
    Rd 2. Defense again (if they were to pickup Barret Jones here, hopefully peterson, raiola, or backus would be cut, as there’s no need to let a guy like this “develop” for a year like Reiff).
    Rd 3. OL or Speed Back
    Rd 4. Whichever you didn’t get in the 3rd
    Rd 5-7. Fill other needs

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