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Key Rams, NFL dates for 2024-25

In less than two weeks, preparations for the upcoming season will begin with players and coaches reporting to Rams Training Camp presented by UNIFY Financial Credit Union at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).

Here are some of the key dates to know pertaining to both the Rams and the NFL:



  • July 23: Rams players (rookies and veterans) report to training camp.


  • Aug. 3: Training camp at LMU concludes.
  • Aug. 4: Rams travel to Chargers for joint practice. Both teams are scheduled to conduct a second joint practice in the preseason, but that date has yet to been announced.
  • Aug. 8-11: First preseason weekend. Rams kick off preseason hosting Cowboys at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. pacific time.
    • Rams will also conduct a joint practice with the Cowboys in Oxnard on Thursday, Aug. 8 ahead of preseason game.
  • Aug. 15-18: Second preseason weekend. Rams will take on the Chargers as the road team at SoFi Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4:05 p.m. pacific time.
  • Aug. 22-25: Third preseason weekend. Rams will travel to Houston to take on the Texans on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. pacific time at NRG Stadium.
    • Rams will also conduct a joint practice with the Texans in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 22.
  • Aug. 27, 1 p.m. PT: Deadline for rosters to be reduced to 53 players. Simultaneously, teams that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; terminate or request waivers with the designation of Failed Physical or Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.
    • Rams head coach Sean McVay earlier this offseason said tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) is a potential candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list.
  • Aug. 28, 9 a.m. PT: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at this time.


  • Sept. 5, 6, 8-9: First week of regular season games. Rams kick off the 2024 season facing the Lions in Detroit on Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8 (5:20 p.m. PT, NBC).


  • Oct. 15-16: Fall league meeting.


  • Nov. 5, 1 p.m. PT: Trade deadline.
  • Nov. 6: Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.


  • Dec. 10-11: Special league meeting/front office accelerator (Irving, Texas).


  • Jan. 8, 1 p.m. PT: Rosters for teams who qualify for the playoffs are frozen, with limited exceptions.
  • Jan. 11-13: Super Wild Card Weekend
  • Mid-January (tentative): Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility.
  • Jan. 18-19: Divisional Playoff Games
  • Jan. 20: NCAA National Championship Game (Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Jan. 26: AFC & NFC Championship games
  • Jan. 30: East-West Shrine Bowl


  • Feb. 1: Senior Bowl (Mobile, Alabama).
  • Feb. 2: Pro Bowl Games.
  • Feb. 9: Super Bowl LIX (Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana).
  • Feb. 24-March 3: NFL Scouting Combine (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis).


  • March 10, 9 a.m. PT - March 12, 12:59:59 p.m. PT: Negotiating Period. Beginning 9 a.m. pacific time March 10 and ending 12:59:59 p.m. pacific time March 12, teams are allowed to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents.
  • March 12, 1 p.m. PT: New league year and free agency begin.

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