Here are the most important dates to know entering the NFL offseason:Feb. 14: Athletics report to MLB spring trainingNo, that’s not a typo. There’s influence from MLB as former Oklahoma double threat Kyler Murray is one of the top prospects of the 2019 NFL Draft even though he’s already committed to playing for the A’s. Oakland selected Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and gave him a $4.66 million signing bonus, though the Heisman Trophy winner would have to give back most or all of it if he opts to pursue football instead.Feb. 19: Franchise/transition period beginsThe first day for teams to tender a pending free agent, and the most likely candidates for the tag include Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford and Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark.Feb. 26-March 4: NFL scouting combineThe weeklong showcase in Indianapolis will give coaches and front office officials a chance to shuffle their draft boards before finalizing decisions ahead of April’s event.March 5: Franchise/transition tag deadlineThe 4 p.m. ET deadline is the last chance to lock up a tendered player. Otherwise, the player will become a free agent.March 11-13: Free AgencyThe free-agent negotiation period allows teams and representatives of pending free agents to work out potential deals. Arguably the biggest player buzzing is Le’Veon Bell. The Steelers running back infamously sat out all last season amid a contract holdout after receiving his second franchise tag last offseason. Other notable names include Nick Foles, Earl Thomas and Kareem Hunt.March 13: First day of the new league yearThe calendar officially flips at 4 p.m. ET, meaning all teams must be under the league’s salary cap and decide if they are exercising 2019 options on 2018 contracts. They’ll also have to extend qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. The trading block is highlighted by Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.March 24-27: League MeetingsOwners gather in Phoenix to discuss long-term plans and debate rules changes. Last year, much of the meetings revolved around the national anthem protest. This year, expect adjustments to replay and punting to be brought up by the competition committee.April 1-15: Offseason programs beginThe first workouts take place April 1, as the eight teams with new head coaches — the Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Dolphins, Jets and Packers — are given an early start. The league’s remaining 24 teams can begin workouts April 15.April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in NashvilleThe three-day event starts with the Cardinals, who own the No. 1 overall pick. Some of the top prospects include Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and LSU cornerback Greedy Williams. May 20-22: League MeetingsSee league meetings from March, only this gathering will be in Key Biscayne, Fla.July 15: Franchise tag signing deadlineThe 4 p.m. ET deadline is the last chance for teams and tendered players to reach agreements on multiyear contracts. Otherwise, the only option for playing in 2019 is under the one-year terms of the tag.Aug. 1-4: Hall of Fame weekendThe festivities in Canton, Ohio, kick off with the Hall of Fame game, which will be played between teams selected by the NFL and officially open preseason play. The matchup will be followed by the induction ceremony later that weekend. The 2019 class will include first-time-eligible players Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed. And just like that, the 2018-19 NFL season is over.While Sundays won’t be the same for the next six months, there’s enough on the league’s calendar to hold our attention until football returns in August.