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Resetting the Patriots schedule through early September

04.18.12 at 10:03 am ET

With the understanding that the dates for minicamps and other organized team activities have yet to be announced, here’s a look at some of the key dates between now and the start of the regular season for the Patriots.

April 26: First round of 2012 NFL draft.
April 27: Second and third rounds of 2012 NFL draft.
April 28: Rounds 4-7 of 2012 NFL draft.
Late July: Training camps across the league begin.
Aug. 9: Preseason schedule opens home against New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 20: Home against Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (preseason)
Aug. 24: At Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (preseason)
Aug. 29: At New York Giants, 7:30 p.m. (preseason)
Sept. 9: Regular season opens at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

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