2023 Important NFL Offseason Dates: Combine, Free Agency, Draft

Mark your calendars for some pivotal days and weeks in the coming months for how the 2023 Indianapolis Colts will be constructed. 

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Some important offseason dates for Colts fans to keep in mind in the coming weeks and months, as the Colts begin interviewing head coach candidates and hold the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft:

Jan. 16: Deadline for college underclassmen to enter 2023 NFL Draft.

Jan 28: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)

Feb. 2: East-West Shrine Bowl (Las Vegas)

Feb. 4: Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.)

Feb. 5: Pro Bowl Games (Las Vegas)

Feb. 12: Super Bowl LVII (Glendale, Ariz.)

Feb. 25: HBCU Legacy Bowl (New Orleans)

Feb. 21-March 7: Teams may use the franchise or transition tag on impending unrestricted free agents.

Feb. 28-March 6: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)

March 7: Colleges may begin hosting pro days.

March 13 (noon) through March 15 (3:59 p.m.): Clubs may enter contract negotiations with impending unrestricted free agents. Contracts may not be executed until the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. on March 15.

March 15 (prior to 4 p.m.): Clubs must submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents. If a qualifying offer is not extended, those players will become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year.

March 15 (prior to 4 p.m.): All teams must be under the 2023 salary cap.

March 15 (4 p.m.): The 2023 NFL league year begins. Unrestricted free agent contracts and trades agreed to prior to the start of the new league year can be executed.

March 26-29: Annual League Meeting (Phoenix)

April 3: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the 2022 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 27-29: NFL Draft (Kansas City)

May 5-8 or May 12-15: Clubs can hold a three-day rookie minicamp in either time period.

TBD this spring: 2023 NFL Schedule release

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