New season, new thread.
February 19 — First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.
February 26-March 4 — NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Top draft prospects work out for scouts and coaches, and interview with teams’ top decision makers in another important part of the pre-draft process.
March 5, 1 p.m. PT — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.
March 11-13 — Teams are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents when the new league year begins on March 13.
March 13, 1 p.m. PT — New league year begins. This marks the deadline for submitting qualifying offers to restricted free agents with expiring contracts. It is also the start of free agency when 2018 contracts expire and free agents can officially sign with new teams. Teams must also be under the 2019 salary cap by this time.
March 24-27 — Annual League Meetings, Phoenix, Arizona.
April 15 — Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workouts programs (teams that changed head coaches in the offseason can start on April 1).
April 19 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.
April 25-27 — 2019 NFL Draft, Nashville, Tennessee. Currently the Seahawks hold four picks in the 2019 draft having earlier traded three picks to acquire players, sending their second-round pick to Houston as part of the trade for Duane Brown, their sixth-rounder to Green Bay for Brett Hundley and their seventh to Oakland for Shalom Luani.
May 3-6 or May 10-13 — Teams can hold post-draft rookie minicamps on one of these weekends.
July 15, 1 p.m. PT — Deadline for a team that designated a franchise player to sign that player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract prior to the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.
Late July — Training camp begins.
August 31, 1 p.m. PT — Teams must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players.
September 1 — Teams may establish a 10-player practice squad.
September 5, 8-9 — Regular season Week 1.