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NFL announces dates for offseason workouts

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Following is the NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar for 2013. Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

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, or "OTAs". No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permissible.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program. Head coaches hired after the end of the 2012 season are also entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2013 may begin on May 13. 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.

For specific information and detailed offseason program rules, please see Articles 21 and 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (beginning on page 131), available on nflmedia.com and nflcommunications.com.

Dates are tentative and subject to change:

AFC
Team First day Organized Team Activities Minicamps Rookie minicamps
Baltimore Ravens April 15 May 21-23, May 29-31, June 4-7 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5
Buffalo Bills April 2 May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, May 28-31 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 11-13 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Cincinnati Bengals April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Cleveland Browns April 1 May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28-31 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 4-6 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Denver Broncos April 15 May 20-22, May 29-31, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Houston Texans April 15 May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Indianapolis Colts April 15 May 20-22, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Jacksonville Jaguars April 2 May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, June 4-7 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 11-13 (mandatory)
May 3-5
Kansas City Chiefs April 1 May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28-31 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 4-6 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Miami Dolphins April 15 May 21-23, May 29-31, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5
New England Patriots April 15 May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-4, June 6-7 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5
New York Jets April 15 May 20, May 22-23, May 28, May 30-31, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Oakland Raiders April 15 May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Pittsburgh Steelers April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5
San Diego Chargers April 1 May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-6 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 11-13 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Tennessee Titans April 22 May 29-31, June 3-4, June 6, June 10-11, June 13-14 June 18-20 (mandatory) May 10-12
NFC
Team First day OTA Offseason workouts Minicamps Rookie minicamps
Arizona Cardinals April 2 May 14-16, May 21-23, June 3-6 April 23-25 (voluntary),
June 11-13 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Atlanta Falcons April 22 May 28-30, June 4-6, June 11-14 June 18-20 (mandatory) May 3-5
Carolina Panthers April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Chicago Bears April 2 May 13-14, May 16, May 20-21, May 23, June 3-6 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 11-13 (mandatory)
May 10-12
Dallas Cowboys April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Detroit Lions April 15 May 21-23, May 28-29, May 31, June 3-4, June 6-7 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Green Bay Packers April 15 May 20-22, May 28-30, June 11-14 June 4-6 (mandatory) May 10-12
Minnesota Vikings April 22 May 28-30, June 4-6, June 10-13 June 18-20 (mandatory) May 3-5
New Orleans Saints April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 10-13 June 4-6 (mandatory) May 10-12
New York Giants April 15 May 22-23, May 29-31, June 3-7 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Philadelphia Eagles April 1 May 13-15, May 20-22, May 28-31 April 16-18 (voluntary),
June 4-6 (mandatory)
May 10-12
San Francisco 49ers April 15 May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
Seattle Seahawks April 15 May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, May 31, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 10-12
St. Louis Rams April 15 May 21, May 23-24, June 3-4, June 6-7, June 11, June 13-14 None May 10-12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers April 15 May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31, June 3-4, June 6-7 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5
Washington Redskins April 15 May 20, May 22-23, May 28-30, June 3-6 June 11-13 (mandatory) May 3-5

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