|2013 Pre Season Schedule|
|8/16||@ Buffalo||6 PM|
|8/25||@ San Francisco||7 PM|
|2013 Regular Season Schedule|
|9/8||@ Detroit||12 PM|
|9/15||@ Chicago||12 PM|
|10/21||@ NY Giants||7:40 PM|
|10/27||Green Bay||7:30 PM|
|11/3||@ Dallas||12 PM|
|11/17||@ Seattle||3:25 PM|
|11/24||@ Green Bay||12 PM|
|12/8||@ Baltimore||12 PM|
|12/22||@ Cincinnati||12 PM|
Important NFL Dates
March 11 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts.
March 11 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and to whom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.
March 11 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2013 contracts and who have fewer than three Accrued Seasons of free agency credit.
March 11 - Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2014 Salary Cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 11 - All 2013 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
March 11 - The 2014 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. The first day of the 2014 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 11. clubs will receive a Personnel Notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 11.
March 11 - Trading period for 2014 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2013 contracts.
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