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2013 NFL Calendar

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:49 am with 27 Comments »
January 19, 2013 11:49 am

Here’s a list of important dates for the 2013 NFL calendar.

TODAY: East-West Shrine Game (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

SUN: Conference championships

Jan. 24-25 Regional combine, University of Hawaii (Honolulu)

Jan. 26 Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.)

Jan. 27 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl (Honolulu)

Feb. 2 Texas vs. Nation college All-Star game (Allen, Texas)

Feb. 3 Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)

Feb. 9-10 Regional combine, Oregon Coast College – Lebard Stadium (Los Angeles)

Feb. 16 Regional combine, Methodist training center (Houston)

Feb. 17 Regional combine, Cleveland Browns training facility (Cleveland)

Feb. 18 Franchise tag period begins (Ends March 4)

Feb. 20-26 NFL scouting combine (Indianapolis)

March 2-3 Regional combine, Atlantic Health Jets training facility (New York/New Jersey)

March 4 Deadline for using franchise tag

March 9 Regional combine, One Buccaneer Place (Tampa, Fla.)

March 10 Regional Combine, Halas Hall (Chicago)

March 9-11 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.

Marc 12

* Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts.

* Prior to 4 p.m. ET, 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.

* All 2012 player contracts will expire at 4 p.m. ET

* Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the salary cap prior to 4 p.m. ET

* Trading period begins at 4 p.m. ET for 2013, after expiration of all 2012 contracts.

March 16-17 Regional combine, Atlanta Falcons training facility (Atlanta)

March 17-20 Annual league meeting, The Biltmore (Phoenix)

March 23-24 Regional combine, VMAC (Seattle)

April 7-8 Super regional combine, Cowboys Stadium (Dallas)

April 25-27 2013 NFL Draft (New York)

May 20-22 NFL Spring league meeting, Hyatt Harborside (Boston)

Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff 2013

Leave a comment Comments → 27
  1. Super Bowl 48: Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

    That’s the date I care about next season.

  2. SandpointHawk says:


    Feb. 9-10 Regional combine, Oregon Coast College – Lebard Stadium (Los Angeles)

    This should be ‘Orange’ Coast College, it’s in Costa Mesa CA (Greater LA area)

    I played in a Pop Warner Championship game in LeBard Stadium, when it was still called Pirate Stadium…. probably before most of your readers were born. I may be the only one who cares in the Pacific Northwest.

    Thanks for the dates…

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I too appreciate the date calendar. Thanks, E.

  4. sluggo42 says:

    Geez, the draft is so far away… :(

    This means I only have to look at about 68,983,821 mock drafts until then…

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Not sure if anyone has posted this here yet, but Wilson will be on NFL Gameday and Gameday Final on NFL Network tomorrow. Will be cool to watch…

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Super Bowl 48: Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

    That’s the date I care about next season.”

    Ok BobbyK, see you back here on Feb 2, 2014.

    Lol, I don’t buy it. I know you care about the slight possibility of sending three first round picks for Suh, and the more slightly possibility of bringing back your man to back up Wilson.

    Bet you thought I meant Jackson. Nope, someone else who should end his career here.

  7. Personal foul! Illegal baiting of BobbyK…15 word penalty.

    (yes, it is a slow day!)

  8. ChrisHolmes says:

    All I know is, it feels damn good going into an offseason for once with our QB situation solved for the long-term future of the team.

    I wasn’t sure I’d ever see that.

  9. For those of you scouring the internet to find our next pass rushing DE/DT/OLB…..

  10. Looks like Gus is going to run a WCO with his OC hire, so let the Flynn-to-Jax rumors heat up a little bit more.

  11. How does Gabbert fit into that scheme? I wouldn’t be surprised if they stick with Gabbert next year and let him compete…that is one thing that Gus is taking with him from Pete…compete!

  12. SaigonSun says:

    Thanks Blocis, I still like our players to come from Mountain/Pacific time zones, The Pacific Islands or, CFL . We can all drull over the great players from ACC/SEC , but do THEY drull over playing in Seattle!? Of this five I’d take Bjorn Werner of FSU.
    Just my two cents.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  13. Getting Bjorn Werner would be terrific. Given how highly he is rated, its unlikely he could fall to us at 25.

    The other thing I have learned over the past two drafts is to not expect JS and PC to follow the ‘media guide’ when making their draft picks.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    It’s difficult to watch this game today knowing that the Seahawks can beat both of these teams, however like the article below points out there is plenty of reason for hope moving forward.

  15. Palerydr says:

    Well it’s been a week and I suppose I’ve finally reached stage 7. Seeing as how SF and ATL both can’t lose today I guess I’ll pull for ATL as I can’t stand Harbaugh and the whiners. For me looking ahead a name to watch is Shariff Floyd he’s a D tackle who played for Dan Quinn at Florida who’s coming out in the draft. Also Matt Elam could be another guy who played SS for Quinn. He’s undersized for SS at 5′ 10” and would probably require Chancellor to move to WS LB but we have had success drafting undersized players of late.

    Although I’m sure they will listen to offers for Flynn there is no reason to trade him. He’s signed for guaranteed money next year and I see him as a quality BU QB. We were lucky this year to avoid significant injury but will we next year? Probably not which is another reason for being pissed we didn’t win last week. We are as good as any team playing today and a part of that is we have developed quality depth. Our most significant need this off season is upgrading our pass rush if trading Flynn gets that done then so be it otherwise I hang onto him for another year and draft a prospect to take that job.

    I could see a scenario where we only draft 4 players this year. Trading our 10 picks to move up/down and grab need guys we like.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “I could see a scenario where we only draft 4 players this year. Trading our 10 picks to move up/down and grab need guys we like.”

    I could see something like that happening too Palerydr, perhaps even trading some picks for better picks next year like New England often does.

    I wonder how next years draft potentially rates against this years draft overall and position wise?

  17. Most of those “extra” picks are late in the draft. It’s not like some team is going to say, “Hey, give us a bunch of sixes and seventh round picks for our second rounder.”

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    The way this team drafts in the later rounds, ( so far )I would almost rather have a bunch of six and seventh round picks for our second rounder. Especially if there isn’t any decent pass rushers or WRs left.

  19. blocis, Thanks for the link. I want a WLB to rush and cover. We have 3 good DEs. We lack a rangey rush/cover WLB.

    I like Mingo from LSU, assuming he can be taught to cover in the pros. Obviously Jarvis Jones would be amazing too but he’s probably a top 10 pick.

    its going to be a long long chat from here to free agency and the draft…

    Go Ravens.

  20. BobbyK – thats not what anyone is suggesting – more like a 3rd and 5th to move up in the 3rd.

    I also believe we have some depth guys here and there that MAY be interesting to other guys that we could use like the way we got Washington. trade down and get a lower pick and a player, but this year in reverse

  21. Watching NFL turning point – you know if Lynch didn’t go out of bounds on that 2nd to last play – cuts inside and gets hit, we probably win that game :(

    That being said I am still not rooting for SF and hoping that Atl wins – can’t stand to see douchebag style in the big one

  22. We always seem to be the team willing to move down in a round (3) to get the extra pick later. I’m not sure why all of a sudden the trend would change. There are still holes that we have to fill on the depth chart (not as much for starters anymore – thank goodness). Just my opinion.

    I’m actually happy that Bevell is coming back for the sake of Wilson but I have a feeling that watching paint dry would be more exciting than talking with him (if we couldn’t talk about the Hawks). With that being said, Mr. Happy is our charasmatic leader, so the fact that Quinn may be more like Bevell doesn’t bother me as much.

  23. BobbyK – You will be glad Idzik is gone after this point: (from Twitter)

    In Seattle, New Jets GM John Idzik was a supporter of QB Tarvaris Jackson, whose price tag fits into what cap-strapped Jets could afford.

  24. Yes. I do enjoy hearing that. Thank you. With people like that added to their already clown circus they will become more of a laughing stock than they already are.

  25. Stevos – I am with you. Most are talking about the need for pass rushing DE and DT, but I have been saying we need those AND a pass rushing OLB.

    I am so tired of the Seahawks needing to improve the pass rush – lets over dose on pass rushers and get it done once and for all.

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