NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell - Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Important NFL dates leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft.
The NFL has released a list of important dates for the 2013 calendar year. Here are the important dates leading up to and including the 2013 NFL Draft.
|February 9-10||Regional Combine, Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium, Los Angeles, California|
|February 16||Regional Combine, Methodist Training Center (Texans), Houston, Texas|
|February 17||Regional Combine, Cleveland Browns Training Facility, Cleveland, Ohio|
Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
|March 2-3||Regional Combine, Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility, New York/New Jersey|
|March 9||Regional Combine, One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Florida|
|March 10||Regional Combine, Halas Hall (Bears), Chicago, Illinois|
Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year.
|March 12||Prior to 4 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts.|
|March 12||Prior to 4 p.m., New York time, 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.|
|March 12||Prior to 4 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit.|
|March 12||All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4 p.m., New York time.|
|March 12||Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the Salary Cap prior to 4 p.m., New York time.|
|March 12||The 2013 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4 p.m., New York time.|
|March 12||Trading period begins at 4 p.m., New York time, for 2013 after expiration of all 2012 contracts.|
|March 16-17||Regional Combine, Atlanta Falcons Training Facility, Atlanta, Georgia|
|March 17-20||Annual League Meeting, The Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona.|
|March 23-24||Regional Combine, Virginia Mason Athletic Center (Seahawks), Seattle, Washington|
|March 23-24||Regional Combine, Baltimore Ravens Training Facility, Baltimore, Maryland|
|April 7-8||Super Regional Combine, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas|
|April 25-27||NFL Draft, New York City, New York.|