New York Giants Important Dates – 2017
Feb. 15: First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
Feb. 28-March 6: Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
March 1: Prior to 4:00 p.m. ET, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 7-9: During the period beginning at 12 p.m. on March 7 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. on March 9, 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 2016 player contracts at 4 p.m. on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 9. During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
March 9: The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m. Trading period also begins after expiration of all 2016 contracts.
March 26-29: Annual League Meeting, Phoenix.
April 17: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 26: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
April 27-29: 2017 NFL Draft, Philadelphia.