New York Giants Important Dates – 2015:
January 17 ‐ East-West Shrine Game
January 24 ‐ Senior Bowl
February 16 ‐ First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players
February 17-23 ‐ NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana
March 2 ‐ Prior to 4 p.m. (ET) deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players
March 7-10 ‐ Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2014 contracts at 4 p.m. (ET) on March 10. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 10.
March 10 ‐ Prior to 4 p.m. (ET) clubs must exercise options for 2015 on all players who have option clauses in their 2014 contracts; 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; must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2014 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit; must be under the 2015 salary cap. All 2014 player contracts expire at 4 p.m. (ET), when the new league year and free agency begins
March 19-21 ‐ Trading period for 2015 begins at 4 p.m. (ET) after expiration of all 2014 contracts
March 22-25 ‐ Annual league meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
April 20 ‐ Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs
April 24 ‐ Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 30-May 2 ‐ 2015 NFL Draft
May 8-11 ‐ First weekend after the NFL Draft: clubs may elect to hold their three-day post-draft rookie mini-camp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 15-18 ‐ Second weekend after the NFL Draft: clubs may elect to hold their three-day post-draft rookie mini-camp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.
May 18-20 ‐ NFL spring meeting in San Francisco, California
Mid-July ‐ Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.