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Important dates on the NFL calendar


Have you managed to watch any playoff games this month?

I know, it's tough without the Pats in the mix. But there's more than just the on-field action to look forward to this off-season. But before you know it, the Patriots will be back on the field preparing for the 2009 season.

Here's a quick look at some important dates on the NFL calendar between now and then:

January 10-11 - AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs (TV: CBS and FOX)

January 18 - AFC and NFC Championship Games (TV: CBS and FOX)

February 1 - Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa, Florida (TV: NBC)

February 8 - Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii (TV: NBC)

February 18-24 - NFL Scouting Combine (TV: NFL Network)

February 27 - Free agency begins

March 22-25 - NFL Annual Meeting, Dana Point, California

Late March/Early April - 2009 NFL schedule announced

April 25-26 - NFL Draft, New York City (TV: NFL Network and ESPN)

Early May- Patriots rookie minicamp *(exact dates TBD)
May 18-20 - NFL Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Early June- Patriots minicamp (exact dates TBD)

Late July- Patriots training camp begins* (exact dates TBD)

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