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NFL Schedule Key Dates

Key Dates
2014
DateEvent
Dec. 27 Clubs must provide the Management Council with written notice, signed by the individual clubís owner, indicating the amount, if any, of the clubís 2014 league year salary cap room to be credited to the clubís 2015 team salary (4 p.m. ET)
Dec. 28 Regular season ends
Dec. 29 Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season
  Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts
  Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for first-round selections from the 2012 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after Dec. 29, 2014 but prior to May 3, 2015.
2015
DateEvent
Jan. 3-4 Playoffs begin -- Wild Card Weekend
Jan. 4 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
Jan. 10-11 Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 11 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.
Jan. 18 Conference Championships
Jan. 25 2015 Pro Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Feb. 1 Super Bowl XLIX (University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 6 p.m. ET, NBC)
April 30-May 2 NFL Draft (Chicago)
 

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