NFL announces dates for offseason workouts

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Following is the NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar for 2015. Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar (dates are tentative and subject to change):

ARIZONA CARDINALS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 19-21, May 26-28, June 1-4
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

ATLANTA FALCONS

First Day: April 6
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-27, May 29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12
Voluntary Minicamp: April 27-30
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

BALTIMORE RAVENS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 2-4, June 8-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-9

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

CAROLINA PANTHERS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-9

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

CINCINNATI BENGALS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

DALLAS COWBOYS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-9

DETROIT LIONS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

GREEN BAY PACKERS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 2-4, June 9-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-9

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 18-20, May 26-28, June 1-4
Mandatory Minicamp: June 9-11
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 9-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 15-17

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-3, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 15-17

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 16-18

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 8-10

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
Rookie Minicamp: May 15-17

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

First Day: April 20
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18
Rookie Minicamp: May 15-17

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 permitted.

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 2014 season were entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp. Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must have been 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 pursuant to Article 21. This year, seven clubs held 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 are noted below.

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 NFLCommunications.com.

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