The preparation for the 2015 NFL season will begin this weekend for a lot of NFL clubs with their Rookie mini-camps taking place. The off season workouts are scheduled in phases.  The CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) states that all NFL clubs shall have a workout structure which will be voluntary lasting nine-weeks and conducted in three phases.

 

  • Phase One – First two weeks all activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
  • Phase Two – Three weeks of on-field workouts.  These workouts can include individual player instruction, drills and practice sessions all conducted in separate sessions.  During these sessions in phase two, No live contact is permitted.
  • Phase Three  – Four weeks consisting of 10 days of OTA’s (organized team activities).  Again No live contact is permitted, but in this period the clubs may compete offense vs. defense in drills like 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11.

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

ARIZONA                      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                     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                 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                     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                   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                     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                  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                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                       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                       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                      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                 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                    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             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           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              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                          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                 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            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            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                    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            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               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                    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                  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         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                     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                 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                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             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

 

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