NFL offseason camps set to begin this month

The NFL “offseason” is ending this month, as players will be requested back for the start of minicamps and organized team activities.

The NFL’s “offseason” is disappearing quickly. Workouts are scheduled to begin across the league in the coming weeks, with some teams even starting next week.

Per 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 activities, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

    Mandatory veteran minicamps must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

    Head coaches hired after the end of the 2014 season are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp. Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must be conducted prior to the NFL draft (April 30 – May 2) but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold. This year, seven clubs will hold voluntary veteran minicamps, as noted below.

    Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2015 may begin on May 11. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of the post-draft rookie minicamps will be circulated at a later date.

    Here is the list of those dates for each club:

    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 13
    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

    St. 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


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