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NFL Calendar

Feb. 3 - Super Bowl, Superdome, New Orleans

Feb. 20 - 26 - NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.March 9-11

  • Clubs may enter negotiations with certified agents of players who will be unrestricted free agents at end of league year.

March 12 - Before 4 p.m. EDT, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts; clubs must submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation; clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit; all 2012 player contracts expire. All clubs must be under the salary cap. The 2013 league year, free agency and trading period begins at 4 p.m. EDT.

March 17-20 - Annual league meeting, Phoenix

April 25-27 - NFL draft, New York

May 20-22 - NFL spring league Meeting, Boston

Sept. 5, 8-9 - 2013 NFL season begins.

Late July - Training Camps open. Teams are allowed to open training camp 15 days prior to their first preseason game.

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