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Preseason schedule for Dolphins finalized; Start of training camp projected

The Preseason schedule for the NFL has been released. We can also project when the Miami Dolphins will start their training camp.

Dallas Cowboys v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The NFL announced on Thursday the finalized schedule for the Preseason. Each spring, the league announces the teams and the weeks for each contest, but they do not lock in exact dates and times right away. Now, we have those exact dates and kickoff times for the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins will start their Preseason at the New York Giants on August 12 at 7pm. They will then visit the Dallas Cowboys on August 19 at 8pm. The team will host the Atlanta Falcons in Orlando on August 25 at 8pm in a nationally televised game on NBC. Finally, Week 4 will be played in Miami's home stadium - currently called "New Miami Stadium" until a naming rights deal is secured - on September 1 at 7pm as the Dolphins host the Tennessee Titans.

We can also project the start of the Dolphins' 2016 training camp, based on the start of the Preseason games. According to NFL rules, teams may open training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to their first preseason game. For Miami, that would mean training camp could open on July 28. The Dolphins could adjust that date, starting a little later, but July 28 would be the first date they could start.

Here is the full schedule for Miami this year. Note all times above and below are Eastern:

Preseason

Week 1 - at New York Giants - Friday, Aug. 12, 7pm

Week 2 - at Dallas Cowboys - Friday, Aug. 19, 8pm

Week 3 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (in Orlando) - Thursday, Aug. 25, 8pm

Week 4 - vs. Tennessee Titans - Thursday, Sep. 1, 7pm

Regular season

Week 1 - at Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, Sep. 11, 4:05pm

Week 2 - at New England Patriots - Sunday, Sep. 18, 1pm

Week 3 - vs. Cleveland Browns - Sunday, Sep. 25, 1pm

Week 4 - at Cincinnati Bengals - Thursday, Sep. 29, 8:25pm

Week 5 - vs. Tennessee Titans - Sunday, Oct. 9, 1pm

Week 6 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday, Oct. 16, 1pm

Week 7 - vs. Buffalo Bills - Sunday, Oct. 23, 1pm

Week 8 - Bye

Week 9 - vs. New York Jets - Sunday, Nov. 6, 1pm

Week 10 - at San Diego Chargers - Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:05pm

Week 11 - at Los Angeles Rams - Sunday, Nov. 20, 4:05pm

Week 12 - vs. San Francisco 49ers - Sunday, Nov. 27, 1pm

Week 13 - at Baltimore Ravens - Sunday, Dec. 4, 1pm

Week 14 - vs. Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, Dec. 11, 1pm

Week 15 - at New York Jets - Saturday, Dec. 17, 8:25pm

Week 16 - at Buffalo Bills - Saturday, Dec. 24, 1pm

Week 17 - vs. New England Patriots - Sunday, Jan. 1, 1pm