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Important 2018 NFL Dates For The Seattle Seahawks

An overview of important NFL dates for the 2018 League year as the Seahawks enter the offseason.

As the Seahawks enter the offseason, here's an overview of important NFL dates for the 2018 League year, courtesy of All dates are subject to change.


January 27:Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 28:NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida. The Seahawks had four players earn Pro Bowl recognition for their play this past season.


February 20:First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

February 27-March 5:NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.


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.


April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 26-28:2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX. The Seahawks own the No. 18 overall pick.


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.


Late-June:Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all rookies.


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.


Late-July or Early-August:Training camp opens.

August 2:Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.

August 2-5:Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio. Former Seahawks draft picks Steve Hutchinson and Kevin Mawae are finalists for the Class of 2018.


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.

September 6, 9-10:Regular season opens. The exact dates and times of each game will be released in the spring, but the Seahawks' 2018 home and road opponents are already set.

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