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Jaguars 2016 key offseason dates

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With 16 games and all the exit interviews in the rear view mirror it’s time to take a look at some key dates for the Jaguars 2016 offseason:

Jan. 18: Deadline for college underclassmen to apply for entry into the NFL draft.

Jan. 30: Senior Bowl

Jan. 31: NFL Pro Bowl

Feb. 22: Teams can begin to use franchise or transition player tags

Feb. 23-29: NFL Scouting Combine

Mar. 7: At noon, Eastern Time, teams can being to contact free agents and enter contract negotiations

Mar. 15: The start of the 2016 NFL year and free agent contracts can become official starting at 4 p.m. ET.

Mar. 20-23: Annual NFL league meetings, Boca Raton, Florida

Apr. 18: Jaguars will be allowed to begin offseason program

Apr. 22: Deadline for restricted FA’s to sign offer sheets

Apr. 27: Deadline for teams exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents

Apr. 28-30: NFL Draft, Chicago, Illinois

May. 6-9: Jaguars will be allowed to hold a post-draft minicamp

July 15: Deadline for teams to sign any player designated as a franchise player to a contract extension.

Mid-End of July: 2016 Jaguars training camp will open