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Important dates in the 2023 NFL offseason

Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman
Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman

The 2022 season has come to a close, but there are still plenty of events and deadlines to keep an eye on in the upcoming months. Here's a schedule of important dates to circle in the 2023 offseason:

February 28 - March 6: The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Find out which players stood out at Lucas Oil Stadium by tuning into Journey to the Draft with Fran Duffy and Ella DiGiovanni.

March 7: 4:00 p.m. is the deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

It's also the date College Pro Days begin. Many programs across the country will host NFL scouts to watch draft-eligible players in drills.

March 7 - April 19: Draft-eligible facility visits begin.

March 7 - April 26: Online/over-the-phone interviews with draft-eligible players begin.

March 13-15: Contract negotiations begin. Starting at 12:00 p.m. on March 13 and ending at 3:59 p.m. on March 15, the Eagles can contact and enter into contract negotiations with unrestricted free agents.

No prospective unrestricted free agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m. on March 15.

March 15: Free Agency begins at 4:00 p.m.

Remember, the Eagles have 19 players who could enter Free Agency. Tap to find out who’s contract will expire.

The trading period for 2023 also begins at 4:00 p.m.

March 26-29: Annual League Meeting in Phoenix.

April 3: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2022 regular season can start offseason workout programs. This does not apply to the Eagles.

April 17: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 19: Deadline for clubs to time, test, visit, interview, or conduct a physical examination with a draft-eligible player at its club facility.

April 21: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 26: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents.

April 27: Deadline for clubs to time, test, visit, interview (including video and phone calls), or conduct a physical examination with a draft-eligible player at any location.

April 27-29: NFL Draft, Kansas City, Missouri. Tap here for a look at the Eagles’ draft picks.

May 1: Deadline for clubs to exercise Fifth-Year Option for players selected in the first round of the 2020 Draft.

May 5-8 or May 12-15: Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday on one of the two weekends following the Draft.

May 15: Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 20: Eagles Autism Challenge! Tap for more information about how to sign up!

May 22-24: Spring League Meeting in Minneapolis

Championed by Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles Autism Challenge sets out to fund innovative research, drive scientific breakthroughs, and provide critical resources to create a major shift from awareness to action. One hundred percent of participant-raised funds from the team's signature charity event are invested into the autism research and care community, with more than $16 million raised in its five years.

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