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Draft moving to May next year

By Jay Skurski

The NFL announced this afternoon that next year's draft will be held from May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City -- two weeks later than usual -- because of a scheduling conflict at the venue.

While it's been speculated that the league would like to make May the permanent month for the draft, that's not the case just yet.

"No decision has been made regarding the dates of the NFL Draft in 2015 and beyond," reads a portion of a letter sent from the league's communications office. "A variety of alternatives are being explored, teams were told, including holding the draft at Radio City or at other locations, either in the New York area or in other cities."

No other changes to the league's calendar were announced for 2014, highlights of which include:

    • Regional combines will take place from Jan. 24-Feb. 16 at several different locations.
    • The NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 18-25 in Indianapolis.
    • The 2014 league year, and start of free agency, on March 11.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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