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NFL Volunteer Workout Schedule 

The NFL has announced the official schedules for each teams offseason workouts.  Each team’s voluntary schedule is broken up into three parts, as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement.  The volunteer workout schedule will last a total of nine weeks.

For the first two weeks, players will be limited to strength and conditioning training, while injured players will get an opportunity to receive treatment and get ready for mandatory camp.

During the second portion of the NFL Volunteer Workout Schedule, players are allowed to have on-field workouts, work on individual drills, and participate in team drills. However, no contact or offense against defense drills are permitted, per the bargaining agreement.

The final portion of the NFL Volunteer Workout Schedule allows teams to host ten days of organized team activities (OTA) over a four-week period. While contact is still prohibited, complete team drills are allowed in the form of 7 on 7 drills and 11 on 11 drills. During OTA’s, teams are allowed to host a single minicamp that is mandatory for veterans.

Keep an eye on the Cleveland Browns, San Fransisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, and Tennessee Titans. Changes at the Head Coach spot often result in major philosophical and fundamental change.

The NFL Volunteer Workout schedule and all things related to the offseason are often overlooked by fans, but they crucial in the development of young players and the continued growth of veterans.

Just weeks after the draft, young players are looking to make a name for themselves, especially young quarterbacks such as Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Paxton Lynch, who were first round selections.

No one knows what the 2016 NFL season will bring, but the first order of business is the offseason workouts. Keep an eye on coaching and player developments, position battles, injuries, and all the other stories that will be coming out within the coming weeks.

The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar (dates are tentative and 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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

BALTIMORE                 First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, June 1-3, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-7

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

CAROLINA                   First Day:                                  April 25

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-14

CHICAGO                     First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, June 1-3, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

CINCINNATI                  First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

DALLAS                       First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-8

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

DENVER                       First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 13-16

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 7-9

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

DETROIT                      First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16 

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

GREEN BAY                 First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-24, May 26, June 1-3, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-7

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

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

INDIANAPOLIS             First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-3

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 7-9

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-7

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 7-9

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

MINNESOTA                 First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                      May 6-8

OAKLAND                    First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

PITTSBURGH               First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

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

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

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

                                   Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

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

                                     Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

TENNESSEE            First Day:                                  April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16

                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

WASHINGTON         First Day:                                      April 18

                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9

                                     Mandatory Minicamp:                June 14-16 

                                     Rookie Minicamp:                     May 13-15

 

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