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Key dates on the 2014 NFL calendar


Feb. 17 - First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition Players.

Feb. 19-25 - NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.

March 3 - Deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

March 8 - Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players.

March 11 - All clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap; free agency begins; trading period begins.

March 23-26 - Owners meetings, Orlando, Fla.

April 7 - Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

May 2 - Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

May 7 - Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents.

May 8-10 - 2014 NFL draft, New York.

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