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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The 2014 "Off"-Season

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it may seem like another football season is almost over, but there will still be plenty of football and consequently kicking in the so-called off-season. Note: events, names and dates will continue to be updated on the following lists as further information becomes available.

NCAA College football
All-Star Games: January 11th thru February 14th
National Signing Day: February 5th
Pro Days Workouts: primarily March
  • Beginning with Pittsburgh on March 3rd
  • Thru Georgia on April 16th
National Football League (NFL)
NFL Scouting Combine: February 19th - 25th
  • kickers: Chris Boswell (Rice), Anthony Fera (Texas), Zach Hocker (Arkansas) & Cairo Santos (Tulane)
  • punters: Steven Clark (Auburn), Tom Hornsey (Memphis), Richie Leone (Houston), Cody Mandell (Alabama) & Pat O'Donnell (Miami FL)
  • snappers: Marcus Heit (Kansas State)
Free agent signing period begins March 11th
  • UFA kickers: David Akers, Josh Brown, Dan Carpenter, Billy Cundiff, Phil Dawson, Jay Feely, Nick Folk, Graham Gano, Shayne Graham, Steven Hauschka, Rian Lindell, Adam Vinatieri
  • UFA punters: Donnie Jones, Pat McAfee, Mat McBriar, Zoltan Mesko
  • UFA snappers: Patrick Mannelly, Andrew Economos, Don Muhlbach, Greg Warren
NFL Draft: May 8th - 10th
Minicamps and OTAs: primarily May & June

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Free agent signing period begins February 11th
  • Kickers: Sean Whyte, Swayze Waters, Luca Congi
  • Punters: Ricky Schmitt, Mike Renaud
CFL Evaluation Camp, March 21-23
CFL Draft: May
 
Indoor Football Leagues
Round Ball (soccer, futbol, football)
  • Africa Cup of Nations: January 11th - February 1st
  • Copa Libertadores first stage: January 29th & February 5th
  • UEFA Champions League round of 16:February 18th - March 19th
  • MLS season opens: March 8th
  • Copa Libertadores second stage: February 12th - April 9th
  • CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals: March 10th-12th, 18th-20th 
  • UEFA Champions League quarterfinals: April 1st-2nd, 8th-9th
  • CONCACAF Champions League semifinals: April 1st-3rd, 8th-10th
  • NASL season opens: April 12th
  • NWSL season opens: mid-April
  • Copa Libertadores round of 16: April 16th, 23rd & 30th
  • UEFA Champions League semifinals: April 22nd-23rd, 29th-30th
  • CONCACAF Champions League finals: April 15th-17th, 22nd-24th
  • Copa Libertadores quarterfinals: May 7th & 14th
  • UEFA Champions League final: May 24th
  • World Cup begins: June 12th

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