2021 NFL Organized Team Activity primer: Key information, dates for OTAs

As we inch closer and closer to one of the biggest seasons in NFL history, teams are beginning to ramp up their preparation. The following guideline provides a breakdown of what to expect during OTAs over the next couple weeks.

What are OTAs?

Organized team practice activities, or "OTAs," are in-person meetings and classroom instruction designed to help players improve during the offseason. This period, also known as Phase Three, lasts for a total of 10 days. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted. These sessions are subject to COVID-19 testing cadence, tracking, facility access and other protocols.

When do OTAs start?

Either May 24 or May 25 (see below for a complete list of dates).

Are OTAs mandatory?

No, participation in OTAs is voluntary for players.

Can fans attend?

No. OTAs are not open to the general public.

OTA dates for all 32 NFL teams

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TeamDates
Arizona CardinalsMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 7-10
Atlanta FalconsMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 14-17
Baltimore RavensMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 7-8, June 10-11
Buffalo BillsMay 24-25, May 27, June 1-2, June 4, June 7-8, June 10-11
Carolina PanthersMay 24-25, May 27, June 1-3, June 7-10
Chicago BearsJune 1-3, June 7-10
Cincinnati BengalsMay 24-26, June 1-3, June 7-10
Cleveland BrownsMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10
Dallas CowboysMay 24-25, May 27, June 1, June 3-4
Denver BroncosMay 24-25, May 27, June 1-2, June 4, June 7-8, June 10-11
Detroit LionsMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 14-17
Green Bay PackersMay 24-25, May 27, June 1-2, June 4, June 14-15, June 17
Houston TexansMay 24, May 26-27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-8, June 10-11
Indianapolis ColtsMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 7-10
Jacksonville JaguarsMay 24, May 26-27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-10
Kansas City ChiefsMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 8-11
Las Vegas RaidersMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10
Los Angeles ChargersMay 24-25, May 27, June 2-4, June 7-8, June 10
Los Angeles RamsMay 24-27, June 1-3
Miami DolphinsMay 24-26, June 1-3, June 7-8, June 10
Minnesota VikingsMay 24-26, June 1-3, June 8-11
New England PatriotsMay 24-25, May 27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-8, June 10-11
New Orleans SaintsMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10
New York GiantsMay 24-25, May 27, June 2-4, June 14-15
New York JetsMay 24, May 26-27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-8, June 10-11
Philadelphia EaglesMay 25-27, June 2-4, June 14-17
Pittsburgh SteelersMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10
San Francisco 49ersMay 24-25, May 27, June 1-2, June 4, June 7-8, June 10
Seattle SeahawksMay 24, May 26-27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-10
Tampa Bay BuccaneersMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 14-17
Tennessee TitansMay 24-25, May 27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-10
Washington Football TeamMay 25-27, June 1-3, June 8-10
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