The NFL announced the dates for the upcoming league year leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, which will be held April 28-30 at a location that has yet to be determined.
Other dates released include the start of 2016 NFL free agency, which officially opens March 15, though clubs can speak with player agents starting March 12. The NFL Scouting Combine will once again be held at Lucas Oil Stadium February 23-29.
A key date for the Bengals will be February 22, the first day for clubs to designate the franchise tag. As of now, it looks as though Cincinnati is heading in that direction with star receiver A.J. Green. The deadline to apply the tag will be March 7, so look for an announcement on Green to come that day if no extension can be agreed upon.
Here is a look at all of the dates for the upcoming year: