Important 2019 NFL offseason dates

Dates for minicamps, the draft, and more

Sal Capaccio
January 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm

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Now that the NFL Combine and owners meetings have concluded, and the new league year has started, here are the next set of important dates to be aware of for NFL and Bills fans:

Early April (Date TBD):

Full NFL preseason schedule released

April 15:

Bills first date of their offseason workout program.  Also, all other clubs with returning head coaches may begin their offseason programs.  Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2018 regular season were able to begin offseason workout programs on April 1.

April 19:

Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets with other clubs.

Mid-April (Date TBD):

Full NFL regular season schedule released

April 25:

First Round of the 2019 NFL Draft (Nashville, Tennessee)

April 26:

Second and Third Rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft

April 27:

Fourth - Seventh Rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft

May 3-6 or May 10-13:

Rookie minicamps may be held (teams can choose which of these dates they prefer, but not both)

Bills offseason workout dates, including Phases 1, 2, and 3, leading up to mandatory minicamp:

  • May 20-21
  • May 23
  • May 28-29
  • May 31
  • June 3-4
  • June 6-7

June 11-13:

Bills mandatory minicamp

Late July:

Bills training camp begins


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