NFL teams will be hitting the practice fields in no time. Different teams are allowed to begin their offseason programs on different dates, depending on various factors. Here is the schedule for the Raiders offseason program:
First Day: April 18
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2, June 6-9
Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16
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.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2016 may begin on May 9. 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 will be circulated at a later date.
To see the workout schedule for all NFL teams, click here.