The Browns' road to the 2022 season is a long one — 8 1/2 months, but who's counting? — but there are plenty of landmark events to pass the time and get us to the games that matter.
Here's a breakdown of the most important dates to know, courtesy of the NFL, as we plow through the second full week of the Browns' offseason.
Jan. 21 — NFL clubs receive list of underclassmen who have been approved entry to the 2022 NFL Draft.
Feb. 1-5 — Senior Bowl practices and game in Mobile, Alabama
March 1-8 — NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8 — Deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players
March 14-16 — Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2021 player contracts on March 16.
March 16 — The 2022 League Year and Free Agency period begins at 4:00 p.m. ET. Teams can also execute trades at this point.
March 27-30 — Annual League Meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida.
April 18 — Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs
April 22 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 28-30 — 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates for OTAs and the 2022 schedule release will be confirmed at a later time.