As we move into the offseason, let’s take a look at what’s coming up.
First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition players.
NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis
Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2013 Players Contract at 1 p.m. Pacific on March 11. However, a contract cann be executed with a new club until 1 p.m. on March 11.
> Prior to 1 p.m., clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts
> Prior to 1 p.m., 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
> Prior to 1 p.m., clubs must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2013 contracts and who have fewer than three Accrued Seasons of free agency credit
> Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2014 Salary Cap prior to 1 p.m.
> All 2013 player contracts will expire at 1 p.m.
> 2014 Free agency period, League Year begins (1 p.m.)
> The first day of the 2014 League Year will end at 8:59:59 p.m., on March 11. Clubs will receive a Personnel Notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 1 p.m., and 8:59:59 p.m., on March 11
> Trading period begins (1 p.m.)
NFL annual meeting (Orlando, Fla.)
Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workouts
Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs
Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets
Deadline for Prior Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents
2014 NFL Draft
NFL spring league meeting (Atlanta)
> Four Seahawks — Michael Bennett, Jermaine Kearse, Bobby Wagner and Cliff Avril were at ESPN yesterday. In one segment, they were asked to complete the sentence, “The 49ers are …” :
> Richard Sherman with his final installment for Monday Morning Quarterback.
> SI looks at the All-22 Film to breakdown the Seahawks’ domination of Denver.
> Michael Silver says the Seahawks will continue to thrive despite the salary cap challenges coming up.
> The NFLPA is likely looking at some leadership changes.
> A Seahawks’ season wrap-up from ESPN.
> And, here’s a former agent arguing the opposite of Silver, saying the cap could stunt the Seahawks’ attempt at ongoing success.