Sadly, the offseason is here for the Baltimore Ravens.
After a lively 2018-19 season that included a new starting quarterback and a postseason appearance for the first time in three season, we must now look ahead to Ravens football in 2019.
Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendars.
January 27: NFL Pro Bowl
Guard Marshal Lynda, safety Eric Waddle and linebacker CJ. Mosley will be representing the Ravens at this year's Pro Bowl. The annual AFC vs. NFC showdown will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fl on the Eth at 3:00 p.m.. ET.
February 2: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2019 class announced
This will be a very important day for former safety Ed Reed as he waits to hear if he will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The announcement comes one day prior to Super Bowl LIII during the NFL Honors award ceremony.
February 4: Waiver system begins
February 19: First day to designate franchise or transition tag players
February 26-March 4: NFL Scouting Combine
This will be the front office's first glance at draft prospects.
March 5: 4 p.m. ET deadline to designate franchise or transition tag players
March 11-13: Teams are allowed to contact and negotiate with agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. ET.
QB Robert Griffin III, RB Ty Montgomery, RB Javorius Allen, TE Nick Boyle, TE Maxx Williams, WR John Brown, DL Brent Urban, OLB Terrell Suggs, OLB Za'Darius Smith and ILB C.J. Mosley are all set to become unrestricted free agents.
March 13: Start of 2019 league year, free agency and trading period beings at 4 p.m. ET.
March 24-27: Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, Az.
April 15: Voluntary OTA's may begin
April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
RB Alex Collins, DL Michael Pierce, ILB Patrick Onwuasor and CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste are all restricted free agents
April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.
May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp
July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get long-term deal done with designated franchise tag player
Mid July: Training camp begins
August 1: Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Oh.
August 1-4: Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Oh.
August 6: Deadline for players under contract to report to earn an accrued season for free agency
August 31: 4 p.m. ET deadline for final 53-man roster
September 5, 8-9: Week 1 of the regular season
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