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Key dates on the 2022 NFL / Patriots Calendar

A calendar of important upcoming dates for the NFL and the New England Patriots.


Here's a quick look at some important dates on the Patriots / NFL calendar. All dates are subject to change.


May 2 - Deadline for clubs to exercise fifth-year option for players selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

May 2 - Deadline for prior club to send "May 2 Tender" to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents.

May 6-9 or 13-16: Clubs can hold their three-day rookie minicamps from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday on one of the two weekends following the draft.

May 13 - 16: Patriots rookie minicamp.

May 12: NFL 2022 Schedule released.

May 16 - Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 19 - 22 - NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

May 23 - 24 - Patriots offseason workouts.

May 23 - 25 - Spring League Meeting.

May 26 - Patriots offseason workouts.


June 1 - Deadline for prior club to send "June 1 Tender" to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA's "June 15 Tender" provision.

June 1 - 3 - Patriots offseason workouts.

June 7 - 9 - Patriots Mandatory Minicamp.

June 13 - 14 - Patriots offseason workouts.

June 15 - Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting "June 15 Tender" of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player's prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

June 16 - 17 - Patriots offseason workouts.

Late June: Rookie Readiness Program to be held at individual clubs.


Late July - Patriots Training Camp opens. Official date to be announced.

All dates and times are subject to change.

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