The NFL is currently racing towards the playoffs, but it’s never too early for the league to start looking towards 2022.
Whether it be free agency, the draft, or offseason practice schedules, the NFL keeps a running schedule on a year-to-year basis, and the 2022 schedule was just released.
Here are some of the most important dates.
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Clubs may begin signing their own free agent players for the 2022 season.
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Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of
underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2022 NFL Draft will be sent to clubs
on January 21.
South Carolina State defensive back Kendall Moultrie (21) intercepts a pass against Jackson State during the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday December 18, 2021.
HBCU Combine, University of South Alabama: Mobile, Alabama.
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East-West Shrine Bowl, Allegiant Stadium: Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Senior Bowl, Hancock Whitney Stadium: Mobile, Alabama.
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NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium: Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Super Bowl LVI, SoFi Stadium: Inglewood, California.
Waiver system begins for 2022.
Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders during the Celebration Bowl.
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HBCU Legacy Bowl, Yulman Stadium: New Orleans, Louisiana
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First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
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NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium: Indianapolis, Indiana