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        Important NFL Dates

        Important NFL Dates

        Ever wondered which were the most important NFL dates for personnel decisions? Have you thought about when teams are allowed to sign practice squad players, or when final cuts for the 53 man roster were? 

        Here are a few important NFL dates you'll need to know:

        1. September 2nd -- Final Cuts are due. Teams must reduce roster to 53 active players by 4:00pm EST. 
        2. September 3rd -- Teams are allowed to sign players to the practice squad. The practice squad consists of 10 players. 
        3. September 7th -- Football is back! Regular season begins. 
        4. December 1st -- NFL Teams are allowed to workout and sign CFL players with expired contracts. 
        5. January 6th -- Playoffs start with the Wild Card Games

         Check out this link below via NFL.com for the full list of important NFL dates: Full NFL Operations List of Dates