NFL minicamp, OTA dates released
Vikings training camp
VikingUpdate.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013


The NFL released the key dates for the all of the teams’ offseason workouts, including organized team activities and minicamps.

The schedule of NFL minicamps, OTAs and offseason training has been released.

As stipulated in 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. For the Vikings, that starts April 22.

  • 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. The Vikings start those on May 28.

    Teams can hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. For the Vikings, that is scheduled for June 18-20. Head coaches hired after the end of the 2012 season are also entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.

    Here is the NFL schedule of offseason activities:

    ARIZONA
    First Day: April 2
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 14-16, May 21-23, June 3-6
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 23-25
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    ATLANTA
    First Day: April 22
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 28-30, June 4-6, June 11-14
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 18-20

    BALTIMORE
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 29-31, June 4-7
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    BUFFALO
    First Day: April 2
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, May 28-31
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    CAROLINA
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    CHICAGO
    First Day: April 2
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-14, May 16, May 20-21, May 23, June 3-6
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    CINCINNATI
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    CLEVELAND
    First Day: April 1
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28-31
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

    DALLAS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    DENVER
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-22, May 29-31, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    DETROIT
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-29, May 31, June 3-4, June 6-7
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    GREEN BAY
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-22, May 28-30, June 11-14
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

    HOUSTON
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    INDIANAPOLIS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-22, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    JACKSONVILLE
    First Day: April 2
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, June 4-7
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    KANSAS CITY
    First Day: April 1
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28-31
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

    MIAMI
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 29-31, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    MINNESOTA
    First Day: April 22
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 28-30, June 4-6, June 10-13
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 18-20

    NEW ENGLAND
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-4, June 6-7
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    NEW ORLEANS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 10-13
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

    NEW YORK GIANTS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 22-23, May 29-31, June 3-7
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    NEW YORK JETS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20, May 22-23, May 28, May 30-31, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    OAKLAND
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    PHILADELPHIA
    First Day: April 1
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-15, May 20-22, May 28-31
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

    PITTSBURGH
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    ST. LOUIS
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21, May 23-24, June 3-4, June 6-7, June 11, June 13-14
    Mandatory Minicamp: None

    SAN DIEGO
    First Day: April 1
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-15, May 20-22, June 3-6
    Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    SAN FRANCISCO
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    SEATTLE
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, May 31, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    TAMPA BAY
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31, June 3-4, June 6-7
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13

    TENNESSEE
    First Day: April 22
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 29-31, June 3-4, June 6, June 10-11, June 13-14
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 18-20

    WASHINGTON
    First Day: April 15
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20, May 22-23, May 28-30, June 3-6
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13



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