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Key dates on the 2017 NFL / Patriots Calendar
Here's a quick look at some important dates on the Patriots / NFL calendar. Read
7/17 -- At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a oneyear contract with his prior club for the 2017 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club's last regular season game.
7/22* -- Signing Period ends for unrestricted Free Agents to whom a "May 9 Tender" was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.
7/22 -- Signing Period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
Late July (official date to be announced) -- Patriots Training Camp begins. Read
8/7 - 8/8 -- Patriots will host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium for two joint practices on 8/7 and 8/8 before the preseason opener. Practices will be open to the public.
8/10 -- Patriots open the preseason at Gillette Stadium against the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30pm ET.
8/15 - 8/16 -- Patriots conduct joint practices with the Houston Texans at The GreenBrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virgina, prior to traveling to Houston for a Week 2 preseason game. Practices will be open to the public. Read
9/2 -- Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.
9/3 -- Clubs may sign up to ten players to their Practice Squad, starting at 1:00 pm ET.
9/7 -- Patriots open the 2017 regular season at Gillette Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30pm ET. Read