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2021 Kansas City Chiefs Calendar

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Lots of open ends in this year's calendar - nevertheless, starting to fill in some of the gaps. More to come after schedule release.
Some things may change due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Jan 3:¬†GAMEDAY! Week 17 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO, 3:25 PM CST - L 21-38 -¬†ūüĎČ Gamebook
Jan 4:
- Signing period for free agents for 2021 season begins
- Renegotiation of 2018 draft picks' contracts possible
- Begin of period to exercise fifth year options for first round draft picks from the 2018 draft
Jan ??: Deadline for teams to indicate amount of cap space to be rolled over into next year
Jan 9/10: BYE! Wildcard Weekend
Jan 10: Interview deadline for assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend for Head Coach positions
Jan 11: College Football National Championship Game
Jan 17: GAMEDAY! Divisional Playoff Weekend - vs. Cleveland Browns, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO , 2:05 PM CST
¬†- W 22-17 - ūüĎČ Gamebook
Jan 17: Interview deadline for assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games for Head Coach positions
Jan 18: Deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft
Jan 21: Deadline for underclassmen to withdraw application for early entry to NFL draft
Jan ??: 96th East-West Shrine Bowl - cancelled due to COVID-19
Jan ??: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl - cancelled due to COVID-19
Jan 22: Teams will be informed of players accepted for the 2021 draft
Jan 24: NFC Conference Championship Game - Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI, 2:05 PM CST
Jan 24: GAMEDAY! AFC Conference Championship Game - vs. Buffalo Bills, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO , 5:40 PM CST 
- W 38 - 24¬†- ūüĎČ Gamebook
Jan 30: Reese's Senior Bowl, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
Jan 31: 52nd AFC-NFC Pro Bowl Game - cancelled due to COVID-19
Jan 31: Deadline for assistant coaches under contract to Super Bowl clubs to have second interview with other clubs for Head Coach positions
Feb 7: GAMEDAY! Super Bowl LV - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL¬†- L 9-31 - ūüĎČ Gamebook

Feb 8: 2020 Waiver period begins
Feb ??: Deadline for teams to formally inform the League which amount of cap space they wish to roll over into the new League Year
Feb 11: Teams are allowed to sign CFL players whose contracts have expired
Feb 23: Teams may designate one Franchise/Transition Player
Feb 26-27: Unofficial scouting event run by EXOS

Mar ??: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN - cancelled due to COVID-19
Mar 6: 51st Annual NFL 101 Awards Gala - cancelled due to COVID-19
Mar 9: Deadline for designating one Franchise/Transition player (15:59:59 AM CST)
Mar 10: Compensatory picks announced

Mar 15: Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of players who will be Unrestricted Free Agents at the end of the current League Year. (11:00 AM CST)
Mar 17: 2021 League Year starts (3:00 PM CST), this includes:
- Beginning of free-agent signing period (3:00 PM CST)
- Beginning of trade period (3:00 PM CST)
- Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three accrued seasons whose contracts have expired (3:00 PM CST)
- Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to retain a right of first refusal/compensation to their Restricted Free Agents whose contracts have expired
- Deadline to exercise club options in 2018 players' contracts
- Teams must be under salary cap for top-51 player contracts

Mar 29/30: Annual League Meeting
Apr 5: Teams with new Head Coaches may begin offseason workout program
Apr 19: Teams with returning Head Coaches may begin offseason workout program
Apr 19: Chiefs Offseason Workout Program - Phase I - strength & conditioning, virtual meetings
Apr 23: Deadline for tendered RFA to sign offer sheet with new clubs
Apr 24/25: 2020 KC Chiefs Cheerleader Team Audition (finals)
??: 2020 KC Chiefs Cheerleader Team Announcement

Apr 26: Deadline for prior clubs to exercise right of first refusal on RFA offer sheets
Apr 29: NFL Draft, Round 1, Cleveland, OH; 7:00 PM CDT
Apr 30: NFL Draft, Round 2-3, Cleveland, OH; 6:00 PM CDT
May 1: NFL Draft, Round 4-7, Cleveland, OH; 11:00 AM CDT
May 2: Begin of UDFA signing period
May 3: End of period to exercise fifth-year optionfor first round picks from the 2018 draft
May 3 (3 PM CDT):
- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of the season if player is not signed by another club by Jul 22
- Deadline for old clubs to submit a qualifying offer to unsigned exclusive rights free agents of 110 percent of previous year's salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights
- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer (110% of previous year's salary) to retain exclusive negotiating rights with exclusive rights free agents
Unrestricted Free Agents who did not receive a May 8 Tender from their prior clubs are no longer compensable free agents under the Compensatory Draft System

May 7-9: Rookie Minicamp (option 1)
May 12: 2021 regular season schedule announced
May 14-16: Rookie minicamp (option 2) - Chiefs elected this timeframe
May 17: Rookie Development Program starts
May 17-21: Chiefs Offseason Workout Program - Phase II - individual drills
May ??: NFL Spring League Meeting
May ??: Single game tickets on sale to general public
May 24: Offseason Workout Program - Phase III - Organized Team Activities (10 scheduled practices)
May 25: OTA I
May 26: OTA II
May 27: OTA III
Jun 1: Deadline for old clubs to send "June 1 tender" to ROFR RFA in order for such players to be subject to the "June 15 tender" provisions
Jun 1: OTA IV
Jun 2: remaining signing bonuses for players removed from roster will account against 2022 cap

Jun 2: OTA V
Jun 3: OTA VI
Jun 8: OTA VII
Jun 10: OTA IX
Jun 11: OTA X
Jun 15-17: Chiefs Offseason Workout Program - Phase IV - mandatory minicamp
Jun 15: Old clubs may withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by submitting tender of 110 percent of previous year's Art. 5 salary
Jun ??: Irrelevant Week, Newport Beach, CA
Jul ??: Supplemental Draft
Jul 22 (3 PM CDT):
- Deadline for unsigned UFA to sign with new clubs, provided they have been tendered a qualifying offer by their old club by May 3.
- Deadline for Transition Players to sign with new clubs.
After the deadline previous teams have exclusive negotiating rights.


Aug 5: Hall of Fame Game, Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH
Aug 6: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH


Sep ??: Roster cut-down to maximum of 53 players
Sep ??: Teams may establish Practice Squads
Sep 9: Top 51 cap rule expires (11:00 AM CDT)
Sep 9: Kickoff Game! Team tbd @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Sep 12: GAMEDAY! Week 1
Sep 19: GAMEDAY! Week 2
Sep 26: GAMEDAY! Week 3
Oct 3: GAMEDAY! Week 4
Oct 10: GAMEDAY! Week 5
Oct 17: GAMEDAY! Week 6
Oct 24: GAMEDAY! Week 7
Oct 31: GAMEDAY! Week 8
Nov 7: GAMEDAY! Week 9
Nov 14: GAMEDAY! Week 10
Nov 16: Signing period for Franchise Players and exclusive negotiating rights for Transition Players end (3 PM CDT). Tagged players remaining unsigned wi ll not be eligible to play during the 2021 season.
Nov 21: GAMEDAY! Week 11
Nov 25: Thanksgiving - three games scheduled (@ Detroit Lions, @ Dallas Cowboys, @ ???)
Nov 28: GAMEDAY! Week 12
Dec 5: GAMEDAY! Week 13
Dec 12: GAMEDAY! Week 14
Dec 19: GAMEDAY! Week 15
Dec 26: GAMEDAY! Week 16


Jan 2: GAMEDAY! Week 17
Jan 9: GAMEDAY! Week 18


Feb 6: NFL ProBowl Game, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV
Feb 13: SUPER BOWL! SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA


Edited by KC_Guy
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It's in the OP, but here is the schedule in more detail

1 Sep 12, 2021 vs Cleveland 4:25 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium 

2 Sep 19, 2021 @ Baltimore 8:20 pm NBC M&T Bank Stadium

3 Sep 26, 2021 vs L.A. Chargers 1:00 pm Arrowhead Stadium

4 Oct 3, 2021 @ Philadelphia 1:00 pm Lincoln Financial Field

5 Oct 10, 2021 vs Buffalo 8:20 pm NBC Arrowhead Stadium

6 Oct 17, 2021 @ Washington 1:00 pm FedEx Field

7 Oct 24, 2021 @ Tennessee 1:00 pm Nissan Stadium

8 Nov 1, 2021 vs N.Y. Giants 8:15 pm ESPN Arrowhead Stadium

9 Nov 7, 2021 vs Green Bay 4:25 pm FOX Arrowhead Stadium

10 Nov 14, 2021 @ Las Vegas  8:20 pm NBC Allegiant Stadium

12 Bye

11 Nov 21, 2021 vs Dallas 4:25 pm FOX Arrowhead Stadium

13 Dec 5, 2021 vs  Denver  1:00 pm Arrowhead Stadium

14 Dec 12, 2021 vs Las Vegas  1:00 pm Arrowhead Stadium

15 Dec 16, 2021 @ L.A. Chargers 8:20 pm FOX SoFi Stadium

16 Dec 26, 2021 vs Pittsburgh 4:25 pm Arrowhead Stadium

17 Jan 2, 2022 @ Cincinnati 1:00 pm Paul Brown Stadium

18 Jan 9, 2022 @ Denver 4:25 pm Empower Field at Mile High

Here are predicted scores.

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