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Important 2018 NFL Dates For The Seattle Seahawks
January 27: Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
February 20: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
February 27-March 5: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. Read
March 6: Prior to 1 p.m. PT, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 14: The 2018 league year, free agency period, and trading period begins at 1 p.m. PT.
March 25-28: Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Read
April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
May 4-7 or May 11-14:: Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 14: Rookie Football Development Programs begin.
May 17-20: NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited Rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.
May 21-23: Spring League Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Read
Late-June: Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies. Read
July 16: At 1 p.m. PT, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2018 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.
Mid-July: Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for Veteran players.
Late-July or Early-August: Training camp opens. Read
Late-July or Early-August: Training camp opens.
August 2: Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
September 1: Prior to 1 p.m. PT, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players.
September 2: Clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players.