The NFL Calendar - 2014-15 Season
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, Canton, Ohio.
Hall of Fame Game, New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills, Canton, Ohio.
Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.
First Preseason Weekend.
Second Preseason Weekend.
Third Preseason Weekend.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the active list.
All tryouts on this date and for the remainder of the season must be reported to the league office.
Final Preseason Games.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive List.
Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-
Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the active list.
Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.
Beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, clubs may establish a practice squad of eight players by signing free agents who do not have an accrued season of free agency credit or who were on the 46-player active list for less than nine regular season games during each of any accrued seasons. A player cannot serve on the practice squad for more than three seasons.
Final day of preseason training camp for all clubs, as defined in CBA Article 23, Section 9.
After 4:00 p.m., New York time, a club is permitted to place a player on Reserve/Injured as "Designated for Return."
At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for all NFL player contracts, practice player contracts, tender offers, and miscellaneous amounts to fit within each club's 2014 salary cap, in anticipation of the midnight expiration of the Top 51 Rule.
At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.
Regular Season opener - Green Bay at Seattle
Week 1 of the NFL Season
Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season's games.
NFL International Series, Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, London, England
Fall League Meeting, New York City, New York.
Beginning the day after the conclusion of the sixth regular season weekend and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the eleventh regular season weekend, clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period.
NFL International Series, Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons, London, England
All trading ends for 2014 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
NFL International Series, Dallas Cowboys vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, London, England
At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their unsigned Franchise and Transition Players, including Franchise Players who were eligible to receive offer sheets until this date. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2014.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Unrestricted Free Agents to whom the "June 1 Tender" was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2014.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Restricted Free Agents, including those to whom the "June 1 Tender" was made. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2014.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must provide the Management Council with written notice, signed by the individual club's owner, indicating the amount, if any, of the club's 2014 league year salary cap room to be credited to the club's 2015 team salary.
17th Week of Regular Season Games.
Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season.
Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.
Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for first-round selections from the 2012 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 29, 2014 but prior to May 3, 2015.
Wild Card Playoff Games.
Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
Divisional Playoff Games.
Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.
East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
AFC and NFC Championship Games.
Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.
An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club?s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.