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San Francisco 49ers 2014 Offseason Schedule: Dates for Combines, Draft, OTAs, Free Agency and More


With only one game left in the NFL’s 2013 season — Super Bowl XLVIII — the offseason officially starts for the San Francisco 49ers on the following day, February 3.

For the 49ers, the team entered offseason mode as soon as the disappointing loss in the NFC Championship was over. Days after the loss many players and coaches were already at 49ers headquarters preparing for the 2014 season. In order for the 49ers Faithful to keep up with everything Niners in the offseason, here are important dates to mark on your calendar:

Feb. 3
Waiver system begins.

Feb. 8-9
Regional Combine in Houston, TX.

Feb. 15-16
Regional Combine in Florham Park, NJ.

Feb. 17
Teams can begin designated free agents as franchise players.

Feb. 19-25
Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Feb. 22
Regional Combine in Costa Mesa, CA.

March 1
Regional Combine in Tampa, FL.

March 8-11
Teams can begin negotiating – but can’t finalize a contract – with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents at 1 p.m. PT on March 11. Before this time, teams must:

  • exercise 2014 option clauses in the 2013 contracts of players.
  • submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents.
  • submit a minimum salary tender to retain negotiating rights with players who have expiring contracts and less than three full seasons of experience.
  • be under the 2014 salary cap.

March 11
Free agency begins.

March 15
Regional Combine in Lake Forest, IL.

March 22
Regional Combine in Davie, FL.

March 22-23
Regional Combine in Renton, WA.

March 23-26
Annual owners meeting in Orlando, FL.

March 29
Regional Combine in Indianapolis, IN.

March 29-30
Regional Combine in Owings Mills, MD.

April 12-13
Super Regional Combine in Detroit, MI.

April 21
Teams with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

May 2
Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

May 7
Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal to their restricted free agents.

May 8-10
2014 NFL Draft in New York, Radio City Music Hall.

May 19-21
Spring meeting in Atlanta, GA.

May 29-June 1
NFLPA Rookie Premiere

May 30-June 1
Career development symposium.

June 22-28
Rookie symposium in Aurora, OH.

July
Supplemental Draft.

July
Teams report to Training Camp a maximum of 15 days before their first preseason game.

July 15
Free agents previously designated as “franchise players” must be signed to multi-year contracts by 1 p.m. PT, or they’re only eligible to be signed to one-year deals.

Sept. 4
Opening Day – teams to be determined. The Sunday Week 1 games will be played on Sept. 7.

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