Upcoming 2022 NFL Offseason Dates | Daily Brew

As the 2021 NFL season wraps up, the 2022 offseason kicks in with some important dates such as free agency and the draft. Check out what the league has on its calendar so far:

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January 28HBCU Combine, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
February 3East-West Shrine Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
February 5Senior Bowl, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
February 6NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
February 13Super Bowl LVI, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
February 14Waiver system begins for 2022
February 19HBCU Legacy Bowl, Yulman Stadium. New Orleans, Louisiana
February 22Clubs may designate Franchise or Transition players.
March 1-7NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8Prior to 3 pm. CT, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 14-16Legal tampering period for free agency begins. During the period beginning at 11 a.m. CT on March 14 and ending at 2:59:59 p.m. CST on March 16, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2021 player contracts at 3:00 p.m. CT on March 16.
March 16The 2022 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 3:00 p.m. CT. Trading period for 2022 begins at 3:00 p.m. CT after expiration of all 2021 contracts.
March 27-30Annual League Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida.
April 4Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2021 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 18Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 20Deadline to bring draft-eligible players to their facilities for a physical examination.
April 22Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 27Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents. Deadline to time, test, and interview draft-eligible players.
April 28-302022 NFL Draft, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 2Deadline for clubs to exercise Fifth-Year Option for players selected in first round of 2019 Draft
May 6-9 or May 13-16Teams may elect to hold one three-day minicamp post-draft rookie minicamp.
May 23-25Spring League Meetings (Location TBD)

The exact dates of OTAs and training camp will be announced later and will vary from team to team.

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