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Important Dates on the 2021 NFL Calendar

Chargers
23 Jan 2021, 22:36 GMT+10

Back in November, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL and and NFL Players Association tentatively agreed upon a chunk of key dates for the 2021 offseason.

With so much to still be determined, and with the possibility that all dates are subject to change, here's a look at what's been discussed thus far:

FEBURARY

Feb. 23: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

MARCH

March 9: Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 17: The new league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

APRIL

Apr. 5: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2020 regular season, like the Chargers, may begin offseason workout programs.

Apr. 19: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

Apr. 23: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

Apr. 28: Last day for clubs to match offer sheets for restricted free agents.

Apr. 29 - May 1: 2021 NFL Draft (Cleveland, Ohio)

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