Key offseason dates for 2017

Posted Feb 9, 2017

Here's a calendar to keep an eye on during Packers' offseason

GREEN BAY -- With the offseason officially underway for all 32 NFL teams, including the Packers, here's a list of key dates to keep in mind over the coming months.

Feb. 15: This is the first day teams can place franchise or transition tags on potential free agents. The deadline to designate a player with a tag, should a team decide to do so, is March 1.

Feb. 28-March 6: The NFL Scouting Combine takes place in Indianapolis.

March 7-9: Teams are permitted to contact and begin negotiating with free agents from other teams, but contracts cannot be signed until free agency officially begins at 3 p.m. CT on March 9.

March 9: The new league year, and free agency, officially begin.

March 26-29: The league's owners will gather for their annual meeting in Phoenix. Rules changes will be discussed and potentially approved, and compensatory draft picks will be announced.

April 4-8: Packers Tailgate Tour makes multiple stops in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's upper peninsula.

Mid-April (TBA): The 2017 NFL schedule will be released.

April 17: Offseason workout programs begin.

April 21: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 26: Deadline for teams to exercise right of first refusal on restricted free agents.

April 27-29: The 2017 NFL Draft will take place, beginning with the first round on the night of April 27. Rounds 2-3 will be April 28, and rounds 4-7 will be April 29.

May-June: Rookie minicamp, OTAs, and mandatory minicamp (all TBA).

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