NFL, Packers calendar

Here are some key dates ahead in the National Football League and for the Green Bay Packers:

Mid-July: Training camps open.

July 22: Signing period ends at 3 p.m. (CDT) for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.

July 25: Rookies and selected free agents report to Packers training camp.

July 26: Practices begin for rookies and selected free agents.

July 27: Packers veterans scheduled to report to training camp.

July 29: Packers full-squad practices begin.

Aug. 5: Family Night scrimmage vs. Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field.

Aug. 6: American Bowl, Atlanta vs. Indianapolis in Tokyo, Japan

Aug. 8: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Atlanta vs. Indianapolis

Aug. 11-15: Preseason Opening Weekend

Aug. 11: Packers preseason game vs. San Diego Chargers, 7 p.m., at Lambeau Field, ESPN
Aug. 20: Packers preseason game at Buffalo Bills, 5 p.m., state TV

Aug. 26: Packers preseason game vs. New England Patriots, 7 p.m., state TV

Aug. 30: Roster cutdown to maximum of 65 players

Sept. 1: Packers preseason game at Tennessee Titans, 7 p.m., state TV

Sept. 4: Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players

Sept. 8-12: First full weekend of NFL regular season

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