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Some key dates ahead for Pats

7/18/2012

A look at some key dates ahead for the Patriots (as noted in the NFL's official Record & Fact book):

July 19 -- Rookies report to training camp

July 25 -- Veterans report to training camp

July 26 -- First public training camp practice

Aug. 7-8 -- Joint practices with Saints at Gillette Stadium

Aug. 9 -- Saints at Patriots preseason game

Aug. 20 -- Eagles at Patriots preseason game

Aug. 24 -- Patriots at Buccaneers preseason game

Aug. 29 -- Patriots at Giants preseason game

August 27 -- Roster cutdown to 75 by 4 p.m. ET

August 31 -- Roster cutdown to 53 by 9 p.m. ET

Sept. 1 -- Practice squad (maximum of 8 players) can be formed at noon ET

Oct. 16 -- First day players on PUP/NFI lists can start practicing

Oct. 16 -- Trading deadline at 4 p.m. ET