New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NFL has moved its draft back to the month
of May, starting next year.
The 2014 draft will be held from May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New
According to the league, no decision regarding future dates has been made, but
there has been speculation that the draft will remain in the month of May. It
had been held in April.
The last change in the draft came in 2010 when the process was lengthened from
two days to three days, with the first round taking place in prime time.
Despite the later draft, the NFL said there would be no major changes to the
dates of other offseason events next year.
Indianapolis will again be the site for the NFL Combine from Feb. 18-25, while
the new league year will begin with the free-agent period starting March 11.
Dates and the length of offseason programs, including rookie reporting, will
not be affected. Teams will also have the same number of offseason practice
days they currently have.
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