Key NFL offseason dates Bills fans should know in 2023


With Super Bowl LVII right around the corner, the NFL offseason is going to be in full swing and soon.

Between the 2023 NFL draft, free agency, and more, those in Buffalo have plenty of dates to write on their calendar for the weeks and months ahead.

Check out the full list of those in chronological order below:

Feb. 2: East-West Shrine Bowl


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Feb. 2: Senior Bowl week begins


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Feb. 4: Pro Bowl skills


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Featuring: Dodgeball, longest drive, water balloon fights, and more.

Feb. 5: 2023 Pro Bowl game


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List of Bills Pro Bowlers in 2023:

  • Dion Dawkins

  • Dawson Knox

  • Rodger Saffold

  • Matt Milano

  • Mitch Morse

  • Jordan Poyer

  • Stefon Diggs

Note: Josh Allen opted out due to his elbow injury.

Feb. 12: Super Bowl LVII


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The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.

Feb. 28-March 6: NFL scouting combine


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March 7: College pro days begin


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Scouting combines typically held at a player's individual school.

March 7: Deadline to use a franchise tag


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Teams may place a franchise tag or transition tag on one player scheduled to become a free agent. This is the final date a clue can do so. Due to salary cap constraints, the Bills are unlikely to use it in 2023 and the team has not since 2016.

March 7-April 19: Draft prospects can visit teams


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March 13-15: Free agency negotiating window opens


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Teams and pending free agents can talk but cannot officially sign until the end of this window. However, deals are often reported on during this period, making the actual window "opening" a moot point.

March 15: NFL free agency. trading period begins as new league year starts


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March 26-29: Annuel NFL league meetings


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Location: The Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

April 17: Offseason workouts begin


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Clubs with new coaches can begin offseason workouts as early as April 3. That does not apply to the Bills as Sean McDermott will return.

April 21: Deadline for RFAs to sign offer sheets


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Restricted free agents can sign offer sheets or work different deals out with teams.

April 27-29: NFL draft


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The Bills hold the No. 27 overall selection in Round 1. The event is located in Kansas City in 2023.

May 1: Deadline for teams to exercise 5th-year options


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First-round draft picks have a team-option for a fifth year attached to them. Teams must pick up the option before the player's fourth year of their rookie contract. This upcoming offseason, this does not apply to the Bills as Buffalo traded their 2020 Round 1 selection for receiver Stefon Diggs.

May 5-8 or May 12-15: Rookie minicamp


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Official dates announced later in offseason.

May: 2023 NFL scheduled announced


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Opponents and locations are known. Times and dates will be revealed in May.

July 15: Extension deadline for franchise-tagged players


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Players who receive a franchise tag in the spring have until July 15 to sign a long-term extension with their club.

Late July: Training camp expected to begin


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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire


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