NFL key dates for 2024 offseason: Free agency, NFL Draft schedule, start of training camps


The 2023 NFL season came to a close after the Kansas City Chiefs won their second consecutive Super Bowl. Teams are ready for what will be another busy offseason. They’ll try their best to end Kansas City’s two-year reign atop the league, while the champs will undoubtedly look to do what they can this year to attempt a three-peat. 

Throughout the next several months, teams will adjust their roster, coaching staff, and styles of play to get ready for the new season. In the space below, we’re highlighting all the key dates and events to watch out for as the league prepares for the 2024 season. 

Franchise/transition tag window

Feb. 20: Franchise/transition tag window opensMarch 5: Franchise/transition tag deadline (4 p.m. ET) 

NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)

The 2024 NFL Combine (Feb. 26-March 4)

Feb. 29, 3 p.m. ET: Defensive linemen, linebackersMarch 1, 3 p.m. ET: Defensive backs, tight endsMarch 2, 1 p.m. ET: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backsMarch 3, 1 p.m. ET: Offensive linemen

Hundreds of prospects got measured, tested, interviewed, and worked out at and around Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  

Free agency

March 11-13: Legal tampering period (Noon ET Monday to 4 p.m. ET Wednesday)March 13: 2024 league year opens (4 p.m. ET)

The necessity of the so-called “legal tampering period” aside, it is going to open at noon on Monday, March 11 and last until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at which point the new league year officially begins and teams can officially sign and/or trade players. Many deals are agreed to during the tampering period, but they cannot become official until after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. We’ve seen several times that players can — and sometimes do — reverse course even if they came to an agreement during the tampering period.

Annual league meeting

March 24-27: Annual league meeting in Orlando, Florida 

NFL owner’s meetings always bring with them some…

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Author : Jared Dubin

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