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Green Bay Packers’ Offseason Workouts Start April 18

Green Bay's 10 OTA practices will start on May 23, with the mandatory minicamp set for June 14-16.

The Green Bay Packers’ path to the 51st Super Bowl will begin on April 18.

That’s the first day of the Packers’ offseason program.

The Packers on Tuesday announced their offseason schedule — a slightly different version than the league released last week.

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases.

— Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

— Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

— Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity — aka OTAs. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted. For the Packers, their OTAs are set for May 23, 24 and 26, June 1-3 and June 6-9. Usually, one practice per week is open to fans.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program. For the Packers, their camp is scheduled for June 14-16. Usually, Packers coach Mike McCarthy cancels one practice for a team-building exercise, with the other two practices open to the public.

Head coaches hired after the end of the 2015 season are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp, so that’s why some teams will hold more practices than the Packers.

Also, each club may hold a rookie program — the Packers call theirs a rookie orientation camp. Those can be held beginning on May 9.

Here are the dates for each team. All are subject to change.

ARIZONA
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-3
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

ATLANTA
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, May 31, June 1, June 3, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

BALTIMORE
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, June 1-3, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

BUFFALO
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, May 31, June 1, June 3, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

CAROLINA
First Day: April 25
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

CHICAGO
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, June 1-3, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

CINCINNATI
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

CLEVELAND
First Day: April 4
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 19-22
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

DALLAS
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-8
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

DENVER
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 13-16
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

DETROIT
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

GREEN BAY
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23, 34, 26, June 1-3, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

HOUSTON
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-7, June 9-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

INDIANAPOLIS            
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-3
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

JACKSONVILLE          
First Day: April 18           
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, May 31, June 2-3, June 6-7, June 9-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

KANSAS CITY            
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 7-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

LOS ANGELES            
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 31, June 1, June 3, June 7-8, June 10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

MIAMI
First Day: April 11
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 26-28
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

MINNESOTA
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

NEW ENGLAND           
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, June 1-2, June 13-14, June 16
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

NEW ORLEANS           
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

NEW YORK GIANTS    
First Day: April 11
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, June 1-3, June 6-7, June 9-10
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 26-28
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

NEW YORK JETS        
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

OAKLAND
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

PHILADELPHIA           
First Day: April 4
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-3
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 19-21
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

PITTSBURGH              
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

SAN DIEGO
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-25, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

SAN FRANCISCO        
First Day: April 4             
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 26-28
Mandatory Minicamp: June 7-9

SEATTLE
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-24, May 26, May 31, June 1, June 3, June 6-7, June 9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

TAMPA BAY
First Day: April 11
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Voluntary Minicamp:   April 26-28
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

TENNESSEE
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

WASHINGTON             
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16



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