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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 30: General manager Howie Roseman of the Philadelphia Eagles walks on the field before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The NFL Offseason is kicking off. It may be the longest offseason of any of the major sports. But it is also the busiest. Few sports can generate such constant coverage when games aren’t even being played than the NFL. Free Agency, the combine, the draft, and more. The Eagles have a lot of work to do if they want to be back in the Super Bowl next year. They have several of their own free agents they have to decide if they will bring back or not. Jalen Hurts is due for an extension. They have to decide if they will franchise tag anybody. And they have several high draft picks coming up in April. This could be a very busy Eagles Offseason.

It can be a lot to keep track of. So we put together a quick guide of all the important events, and when they are happening, you need to know for this Offseason. Here are 9 key dates you need to know to follow a busy 2023  Eagles offseason for the NFL.




  • Feb. 21-March 7: Franchise Tag Window

    We are already within the window for teams to franchise Tag Players. There are a lot of big names this offseason who could have the tag placed on them. Lamar Jackson could be tagged. The Giants could tag either Daniel Jones or Saquon Barkley. And the Eagles may need to use the tag too.  

    Keep an eye on both CJ Gardner Johnson and Javon Hargrave for that. Adam Caplan from Inside the Birds reported that the Eagles will use the Franchise tag if they have to keep CJ Gardner Johnson.

    C.J. Gardner

    (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Feb. 28-March 6: NFL Combine 

    Next week marks the start of the NFL Combine. The best college prospects will work out and meet with team scouts and Front Offices. While perhaps too much is made of the results of some of the workouts, the combine still is a major event that can have a huge impact on where players go. It is not just seeing how athletic these guys are, but teams can sit down with and talk to these young athletes to get a better idea of how they will fit their franchise. 

    Joey Porter Jr.

    (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

  • March 7-31: Pro Days begin 

    And following the Combine, colleges start to hold their own Pro Day for their leaving players. It represents another chance for teams to meet with players. Guys who perhaps didn’t perform their best at the combine get another chance to impress. And team can get a more hands-on workout with the players. It can also be a chance for some players who were hurt during the combine to have a chance to work out for teams for the first time. 

    Nolan Smith

    (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)


  • March 13-15: Legal tampering period 

    Legal Tampering sounds like a made-up term. And the two words do contradict each other. But while Free Agency technically begins on March 15th, most of the negotiations will take place before that. March 13th is when we will start to have news coming out of which free agents are going where. Though it may be tough this offseason for the Eagles to be too busy with a tighter cap space for them, and many of their own free agents to try to resign. Knowing Howie he will have something up his sleeve though.  

    Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Brandon Graham #55

    (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

  • March 15: New league year officially begins 

    And then on March 15th those deals made can become official. And the same goes for any trades made in those two days prior. This is when we will know that there will not be another Frank Gore situation, and the guys the Eagles sign will be locked in to be an Eagle this upcoming season.  

    Roger Goodell

    (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

  • March 26-29: NFL Owners’ Meetings 

    The Owners Meet between March 26th and 29th. This is where the yearly rule changes will usually be made. One to watch out for this year is whether or not they will ban the tush push as has been rumored. It’s a play that was unstoppable for the Eagles. Which is why the other 31 teams want to ban it because they can’t stop it or run it as well as the Eagles do.  

    Owner Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons greets owner Jeffrey Lurie of the Philadelphia Eagles

    (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

  • April 27-29: NFL Draft 

    And then the best night of the NFL Offseason, the draft takes place on the weekend of April 27th. Starting with Round 1 that Thursday night, Rounds 2 and 3 on the 28th, and then 4-7 on that Saturday. The Eagles have two picks on night one, and two picks on day 2, but they currently have just 2 7th round picks on day 3. But don’t be surprised if Howie moves some pieces around to get some extra day 3 picks.  

    From now until the draft, we will be putting out profiles on some of the players that could end up Eagles in the draft. We started already with a look at Christian Gonzalez from Oregon. 

    Christian Gonzalez

    (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

  • May 1: Fifth-year option deadline

     May 1st is the deadline to pick up the 5th-year option on players selected in the 1st round of the 2020 draft. The Eagles spent their first-round pick that year on Jalen Reagor, since he was traded, the Eagles have no decisions to make on that deadline.  

    Jalen Reagor

    (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • May 1: Free agent signings no longer count against comp pick formula 

    Before May, any signing you make of a free agent counts toward the comp pick formula. The actual formula is complicated, but the gist is if you sign many big contracts you get fewer comp picks, and if you lose many big-money free agents, you get more comp picks. With the Eagles having several big-name free agents, it is likely that they will get many comp picks for the following year.  Howie said so himself at his year-end Press Conference. The downside is they can’t benefit from those picks until the 2024 draft. 

    Another thing to consider though is Howie often can be busy after this deadline. He loves to wait until camp begins to pick up late cuts, or free agents that are still looking for teams. See James Bradberry last year.

    James Bradberry

    (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

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