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2016 NFL Draft schedule; Other important calendar dates

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The 2016 NFL Draft has been scheduled.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 NFL Draft is officially on the league calendar now, though a location has yet to be announced. Next year's edition of the Draft will take place April 28-30. The league moved the Draft out of New York City to Chicago last year, and is expected to continue to move the event around the country.

Some other highlights of the updated NFL calendar include:

August 6-9 - Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, Ohio (includes Hall of Fame Game (Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) on August 9).

August 13-17 - First Preseason Weekend

August 20-24 - Second Preseason Weekend

August 27-30 - Third Preseason Weekend

September 1 - 75-player roster limit (1st cuts due)

September 3 - Final Preseason Games

September 5 - 53-player roster limit (final cuts due)

September 6 - Practice squads established

Septmber 10 - "Top 51" salary cap rule expires; NFL Regular Season begins

October 4 - International Series - New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

October 25 - International Series - Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jagaurs

November 1 - International Series - Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs

November 3 - Trade Deadline

January 3 - Week 17

January 4 - 2013 NFL Draft class can begin renegotiation of contracts

January 9-10 - Wildcard Playoffs

January 16- 17 - Divisional Playoffs

January 23 - East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

January 24 - AFC/NFC Championship Games

January 30 - Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

January 31 - NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

February 7 - Super Bowl 50, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

February 22 - First day for teams to designate franchise/transition players

February 23-29 - NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

March 7 - Franchise/transition tag deadline

March 12-15 - "Legal tampering" period

March 15 - 4pm ET - New league year begins; Free agency and trades begin

March 20-23 - Annual League Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida

April 4 - Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason program

April 18 - Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason program

April 28-30 - NFL Draft, location TBD