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Patriots & NFL key dates

A look at some key dates on the NFL/Patriots calendar ahead:

April 14 -- Patriots Hall of Fame finalists announced

April 14 -- Bill Belichick pre-draft press conference

April 15 -- Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

April 22-24 -- NFL Draft

April 30/May 1-- Rookie 2010 mini-camp

May 24-26 -- NFL spring meeting (Dallas)

May 24-27 -- Patriots organized team activities

June 1-4 -- Patriots organized team activities

June 7-8 -- Patriots organized team activities

June 10-11 -- Patriots organized team activities

June 15-17 -- Patriots full-team mandatory mini-camp

Late July -- Patriots training camp (official date TBA)

Aug. 31 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players

Sept. 4 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players