The Minnesota Vikings’ offseason conditioning program, organized team activities and mandatory minicamp dates have been set.
The Vikings will start their offseason conditioning program on April 17, move on to their 10 organized team activities (practices) and then conclude their offseason with the mandatory minicamp on June 13-15.
Everything but the minicamp is considered “voluntary” by the NFL, but many players have workout bonuses tied to being at much of the offseason program.
Phase One, which starts April 17 for the Vikings, is limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
Phase Two consists of three weeks of on-field workouts that can include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practices conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team-offense-versus- team-defense drills are permitted.
Phase Three is when teams can conduct a total of 10 days of organized team activities. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
For the Vikings, OTAs begin with three practices from May 23-25, three more the following week on May 30-June 1, then four on the final week from June 5-8.
Their mandatory minicamp is scheduled for June 13-15.
According to the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which can begin on May 15. 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 NFL and Vikings haven’t announced which weekend that will occur yet.
VIKINGS OFFSEASON WORKOUTS
Offseason conditioning starts: April 17
OTA offseason workouts: May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
Mandatory minicamp: June 13-15