Monday, April 7, 2014

Key dates: NFL offseason through preseason opener

Here's a schedule of key dates in the NFL schedule from now through the preseason opener:

April 7: Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs

April 7-June 19: Team practices, OTAs and minicamps (AFC East dates here)

April 21: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs

May 2: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

May 7: Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to restricted free agents

May 8-10: 2014 NFL Draft (New York)

May-June: Team OTAs, minicamps (AFC East dates here)

May 19-21: NFL spring league meeting (Atlanta)

July-August: Training camps begin

Aug. 2: 2014 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Aug. 3: Hall of Fame Game: Buffalo at N.Y. Giants (Canton, Ohio), 8 p.m. ET

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