Falcons' 2009 OTA Dates Announced

Michael Turner (left) and the Atlanta Falcons will hold their first Off-season Training Activity session on May 20.

Each NFL team is permitted to conduct up to 14 Off-season Training Activity sessions as part of their off-season workout programs. The Atlanta Falcons' 2009 Off-season Training Activity dates are:

May 20-21
May 26-28
June 2-4
June 9-11
June 16-18

Aside from the first week of the OTAs, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, the sessions will be conducted from Tuesday-Thursday over a one-month period, with the players given the weekends off.

Atlanta is one of 15 NFL teams, including NFC South rivals Carolina and Tampa Bay, who have elected to hold the maximum number of OTA sessions this off-season. (New Orleans is holding 12 sessions)

In addition to the OTAs, each team may conduct one mandatory veteran mini-camp. The mini-camp schedule has not been announced.

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