NFL Calendar

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 14:00 hrs

. 19 — East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jan. 20 — AFC and NFC championship games.

Jan. 27 — Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu; An assistant coach, whose team is in the Super Bowl and who has previously interviewed for another club's head coaching job, may have a second interview with the club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

Feb. 3 — Super Bowl, Superdome, New Orleans

March 9-11 — Clubs may enter negotiations with certified agents of players who will be unrestricted free agents at end of league year.

March 12 — Before 4 p.m. EDT, clubs must exercise options for 2013 on all players who have option clauses in their 2012 contracts; 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; clubs must submit a minimum salary offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights to players with expiring 2012 contracts and who have fewer than three seasons of free agency credit; all 2012 player contracts expire. All clubs must be under the salary cap. The 2013 league year, free agency and trading period begins at 4 p.m. EDT.

March 17-20 — Annual league meeting, Phoenix

April 25-27 — NFL draft, New York

May 20-22 — NFL spring league Meeting, Boston

Sept. 5, 8-9 — 2013 NFL season begins.

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