Browns release offseason schedule

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine listens to a question during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Berea, Ohio. Buffalo's defensive coordinator, who met with team officials for the first time just a week ago, finalized a contract Thursday to become the Browns' seventh full-time coach since 1999. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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The Browns announced their offseason schedule on Wednesday under Mike Pettine. Because Pettine is a first-year NFL coach, the Browns are allowed to have an extra mini camp which will be held before the NFL Draft from April 29-May 1. The new NFL league year begins at 4 p.m. on March 11, when free agency also begins.

Here are the other upcoming dates:

April 7: Offseason workouts begin

April 29-May 1: Voluntary veteran mini-camp

May 8-10: NFL Draft

May 16-18: Rookie mini-camp

May 20-21, May 23: Organized Team Activities No. 1, 2, & 3

May 27-28, May 30: OTA No. 4, 5, & 6

June 2-3, June 5-6: OTA No. 7, 8, 9 & 10

June 10-12: Mandatory veteran mini-camp

TBD: Training camp