It promises to be a busy offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With scouts and coaches building a roster with an eye toward the future, there is plenty of work to accomplish between now and the NFL Draft in Chicago on April 30, where the Buccaneers will have the first overall pick.
The NFL Scouting Combine is set for Feb. 17 in Indianapolis. The invite-only event can accommodate up to 335 players. Free agency officially begins on March 10, and the trading period starts about a week later on March 19.
Feb. 16 – First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players.
Feb. 17 - 23 – NFL combine, Indianapolis.
March 2 – Final day to designate franchise or transition players.
March 10 – All teams must be under the 2015 salary cap; all 2014 player contracts expire; free agency begins.
March 19 – Trading period for 2015 begins.
March 22-25 – Annual league meeting, Phoenix.
April 6 – Teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts.
April 20 – Teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts.
April 30 – May 2 – NFL Draft, Chicago.