2018 CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE KEY DATES

Free Agency opens February 13, followed by Regional combines beginning in March and Mark’s CFL Week in Winnipeg

Monday, January 29, 2018 — TORONTO (January 29, 2018) – The following are some important dates in the Canadian Football League (CFL) 2018 calendar:

February 13th – 2018 Free Agency Opens

Teams will be able to sign free agents beginning at noon ET.

March 7th – Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, Que

The Eastern Regional Combine will take place at Olympic Stadium. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.

March 9th – Ontario Regional Combine in Toronto, Ont

The Ontario Regional Combine will take place at the Athletic Centre at the University of Toronto, with on-field components taking place at the University of Toronto bubble. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.

March 20th – 22nd – Rules Committee & Competition Committee Meetings

These meetings will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

March 21st  – 25th – Mark’s CFL Week in Winnipeg, MB

Media Events at Mark’s CFL Week:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame VIP Reception: March 21
Player arrivals: March 21 & 22

Media Days: March 22 & 23
Football Operations Media Conference: March 23

To apply for Media Accreditation for Mark’s CFL Week, please complete this application.

March 22nd – Western Regional Combine in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Western Regional Combine will take place at Subway Soccer South. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.

March 23rd – 25th – National CFL Combine presented by adidas in Winnipeg, Manitoba

In preparation for the 2018 CFL Draft the league’s general managers, coaches and scouts will be in Winnipeg, MB to evaluate more than fifty of the country’s top football prospects.

The 2018 National CFL Combine presented by adidas will be held at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and for on-field drills at the University of Winnipeg. The schedule and roster for combine testing will be announced closer to the date.

April 30th – CFL rosters reduced to 75

May 3rd – CFL Draft

     First Round Draft Order:

  1. Montreal Alouettes
  2. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  3. BC Lions
  4. Ottawa REDBLACKS
  5. Saskatchewan Roughriders
  6. Edmonton Eskimos
  7. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  8. Calgary Stampeders
  9. Toronto Argonauts

For the entire 2018 CFL Draft order, click here.

May  7th-12th – U SPORTS East/West Bowl

The U SPORTS East/West Bowl will be held in Quebec City, Que.

May 16th – Rookie Camps Open

May 20th – Training Camps Open

May 27th – Preseason Begins

June 9th – Teams must cut down from Training Camp Roster by 10:00 p.m. ET

June 14th – CFL Regular Season Kick Off

Edmonton Eskimos at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30 p.m. ET

October 10th – Trade Deadline at 4:00 p.m. ET

November 11th – Eastern and Western Semi-Final

November 18th – Eastern and Western Final

November 25th – 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw in Edmonton, Alta.

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