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2008 NFL / Patriots Events Calendar


April 16 -- 11:00 a.m. Patriots Pre-Draft Press Conference with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick (on
April 18 -- Signing period ends for restricted free agents
Aril 25 -- Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents
April 26 -- NFL Draft Rounds 1-2 (Draft begins at 3:00 p.m.)
April 26 -- Patriots Draft Day Party (Gillette Stadium's Fidelity Investments Clubhouse)
April 27 -- NFL Draft Rounds 3-7 (Draft begins at 10:00 a.m.)


May 1 -- Voting begins on to select the Patriots' Hall of Fame enshrinee for 2008 (Voting continues through July 4).
May 2-3 -- Patriots Rookie Minicamp (closed to the public)
May 19-21 -- NFL Spring Meeting, Buckhead, Ga.


June 6-7 -- Patriots Minicamp (closed to the public).
June 7 -- Patriots Minicamp (closed to the public).
June 9 -- Patriots Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
June 29-July 2 -- NFL Rookie Symposium, Carlsbad, Calif.


July 4 -- Voting ends for the Patriots' 2008 Hall of Fame selection process
Late July -- Training camps open (Date TBD)


August 2 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (LB Andre Tippett enshrined)
August 7 -- Patriots open preseason at Gillette Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens (7:30 p.m.)
August 17 -- Preseason: Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:00 p.m.)
August 22 -- Preseason: Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles (7:30 p.m.)
August 28 -- Preseason: Patriots @ New York Giants (7:00 p.m.)

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