2023 Important NFL Dates

Here is an overview of important NFL dates for the 2023 league year. All times are Eastern and all dates are subject to change. 

2023 NFL IMPORTANT DATES

May

May 1

Deadline for Prior Club to send “May 1 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents.  If the player has not signed a Player Contract with a Club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a Player Contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his Prior Club.

May 2

Deadline for Clubs to exercise Fifth-Year Option for players selected in the first round of the 2020 Draft.

May 5-8 or
May 12-15

Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday on one of the two weekends following the Draft.

May 15

Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 18-21
(Tentative)

NFLPA Rookie Premiere, TBD

May 22-24

Spring League Meeting (Minneapolis, MN)

July

July 17

Deadline for teams that designated a Franchise Players to sign a multi-year contract extension is 4:00 PM ET. After this, player can only sign one-year contract that cannot be extended until after the team’s final regular season game.

August

August 3-6

Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio

September

September 7

NFL Kickoff Game

Español