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Arizona Cardinals offseason NFL schedule, key dates after 2024 NFL Draft

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The Arizona Cardinals had a busy offseason. They have re-signed, signed in free agency or traded a total of 19 players through the end of April. Additionally, 12 players were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Head coach Jonathan Gannon is preparing for his second season as team leader. The Cardinals finished the 2023 season under him at 4-13, so there's plenty of room for improvement. The team should have benefit quarterback Kyler Murray at the start of the 2024 season. He missed the first nine games of last season while recovering from a torn ACL that required surgery at the end of the 2022 season.

Now their attention turns to important offseason dates, camps, schedule releases and more. Here's what you need to know about the Cardinals' offseason and what's next.

When will the Cardinals' 2024 schedule be released?

The NFL will release the 2024 schedule in May, possibly as early as the second week of the month. We already know the Cardinals' opponents, just not the dates. Here's who Arizona will face this season: San Francisco twice, Seattle twice, Los Angeles Rams twice, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Green Bay, Washington, Carolina, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo, Miami, New England, New York Jets.

The Cardinals' opponents in the 2024 NFL schedule

Home opponent: Rams, Seahawks 49ers, Bears, Lions, Patriots, Jets, Commander, Chargers

Away opponent: Rams, Seahawks, 49ers, Vikings, Packers, Bills, Dolphins, Panthers,

When is the Cardinals' rookie camp and what is their offseason mini-camp schedule?

The Cardinals will first bring together their draft picks and undrafted free agents for a mini-camp on May 10th. There will be volunteer organized team activities for veterans and newcomers on six days in May and four days in June. A mandatory minicamp for veterans and rookies is scheduled for June 11.

Mini-camps are short windows of time to build chemistry with football work on the field. Most, if not all, veterans attend the voluntary sessions, even though they are not technically required to do so.

When do the Cardinals start training camp?

The Cardinals typically begin camp the last week of July at State Farm Stadium. The dates should be known by mid-May.

When will the Cardinals cut their roster by 53 players?

This typically occurs in the last two weeks of August when teams reduce from 90 to 53 players following training camp practices and preseason games.

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