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Offseason workout dates announced

trainingcampThis week the NFL announced the off season workout dates for each of the 32 teams, with the first sessions kicking off from tomorrow for the teams that hired new coaches; 49ers, Bills, Bears, Broncos, Falcons, Jets and Raiders. All other teams will start from April 20th.

So what happens in the off season?

The NFL has a set of guidelines when it comes to the offseason, and it breaks down in to three phases.

In Phase One, the first two weeks of the program, activities are limited to strength and conditions training/physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two is the next three weeks of the program, with on-field workouts including individual player instruction and drills, plus team practice on a “separates” basis. No live contact or offense against defense drills are allowed.

Phase Three is the next four weeks of the program where teams can hold a total of 10 days of organised team activity (OTA), again, no live contact is allowed, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons are the first teams to get the off season started (from tomorrow), the full schedule for all 32 teams is below:

ARIZONA CARDINALS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 19-21, May 26-28, June 1-4
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

ATLANTA FALCONS
First Day: April 6
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12
Voluntary Minicamp: April 27-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

BALTIMORE RAVENS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-3, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

BUFFALO BILLS
First Day: April 6
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-27, May 29, June 1, June 3-4, June 8-11
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

CAROLINA PANTHERS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

CHICAGO BEARS
First Day: April 12
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 1-3, June 8-11
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

CINCINNATI BENGALS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

CLEVELAND BROWNS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

DALLAS COWBOYS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

DENVER BRONCOS
First Day: April 13
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 1-2, June 4, June 15-18
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

DETROIT LIONS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

GREEN BAY PACKERS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 2-4, June 9-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

HOUSTON TEXANS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 18-20, May 26-28, June 1-4
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 9-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

MIAMI DOLPHINS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-27, May 29 June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26, May 28-29, June 1, June 3-4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

NEW YORK GIANTS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

NEW YORK JETS
First Day: April 6
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 19-21, May 26-28, June 2-5
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

OAKLAND RAIDERS
First Day: April 7
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 19-21, May 26-28, June 1-4
Voluntary Minicamp: April 21-23
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

  1. LOUIS RAMS
    First Day: April 20
    OTA Offseason Workouts: June 2, June 4-5, June 8-9, June 11, June 15-16, June 18-19
    Mandatory Minicamp: None

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-3, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
First Day: April 7
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 19-21, May 27-29, June 1-2, June 4-5
Voluntary Minicamp: April 28-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

TENNESSEE TITANS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

Article written by:

Liz has covered the NFL for five seasons and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for NFLGirlUK.com. Since launching the website in 2014, she has made regular appearances on the TalkSport2 ‘All American Sports Show’ with Nat Coombs and in 2016 was ranked No.37 (of 400+) in the “Super Bowl: Top 50 UK Influencers” by marketing software producers Analytica for “igniting conversations” between fans.

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