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2019 Off-Season Discussion, News, Trades, Signings

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Welcome to the Off-Season. The worst time of the year. Good thing is the combine starts in a few weeks then we'll be right into the draft followed by Mini camp then Training camp. Any offseason news, trades FA signings can be talked here. Few important dates listed below:

Feb. 19: The franchise/transition period begins. 
Feb. 26-March 4: The scouting combine comes to Indianapolis
March 5: The deadline for franchise/transition tags hits at 4 p.m. ET
March 11-13: The free-agent negotiation period opens
March 13: Now it's official. Flip the calendars because the new league year begins. At 4 p.m. ET, all teams must be under the league's salary-cap ceiling, projected to be between $187 million and $191.1 million. 
March 24-27: Ah, the annual league meeting. With the gathering in Phoenix, owners will hold their primary meeting of the year.
April 1: The first offseason workouts take place. The NFL's eight teams with new head coaches can begin their offseason programs.
April 15: The NFL's remaining 24 teams can begin workouts
April 25-27: It's draft time! Nashville, Tennessee, is the site for the 2019 event, which for the first time will be telecast on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network. 
May 3-6, 10-13: Teams can host a three-day rookie minicamp on one of these two weekends. Draft picks, undrafted rookies, tryout players and select first-year players can all participate.
May 20-22: The spring owners meeting, to be held in Key Biscayne, Florida, often cleans up leftovers remaining from the March meeting. 
June 2: This is the key salary-cap date. Teams can lessen the salary-cap blow of players they release by designating them as post-June 1 cuts. 
July 15: Teams and franchise-tag players have until 4 p.m. ET to reach agreements on multiyear contracts. If they don't, the only option for playing in 2019 is under the one-year terms of the tag.
Mid-July: The first training camps open. The CBA allows teams to open full-squad training camp up to 15 days before their first preseason game.
Aug. 1: Football returns with the Hall of Fame Game.
 

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