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Important NFL 2022 offseason dates: Combine, free agency, NFL Draft

Jan 31, 2022 at 10:12 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers' 2021 campaign is officially over, following a 20-17 defeat against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. So it's time to look ahead toward the offseason and the many important dates that may impact the Bay Area team's 2022 roster.

February 3
  • East-West Shrine Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 5
  • Senior Bowl, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

February 6
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 13
  • Super Bowl LVI, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California.

February 19
  • HBCU Legacy Bowl, Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana.

March 1-7
  • NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 8
  • 1:00 p.m. PT deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 14-16
  • During the period beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT on March 14 and ending at 12:59:59 p.m. PT on March 16, clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2021 player contracts at 1:00 p.m. PT on March 16.

March 16
  • The 2022 League Year and Free Agency period begins at 1:00 p.m. PT.
  • The trading period for 2022 starts at 1:00 p.m. PT, after the expiration of all 2021 contracts.

March 27-30
  • Annual League Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida.

April 4
  • Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2021 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 18
  • Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 20
  • Deadline to bring draft-eligible players to their facilities for a physical examination.

April 22
  • Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 27
  • Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents.
  • Deadline to time, test, and interview draft-eligible players.

April 28-30
  • NFL Draft, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The schedule is subject to change. The NFL will announce dates for organized team activities, minicamps, and training camps at a later date.



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