Chiefs’ offseason workout program begins April 18

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May 26, 2015; Kansas City, MO; General view of the stretching and warm-up portion of Chiefs OTAs. Credit: Teope

May 26, 2015; Kansas City, MO; General view of the stretching and warm-up portion of Chiefs OTAs. Credit: Teope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NFL on Friday announced the dates for the league-wide offseason workout program.

The NFL’s nine-week offseason workout program is broken down into three phases and the only event requiring mandatory participation is minicamp.

Phase One, which for the Chiefs begins April 18, is voluntary in nature and the first two weeks of the program consist of activities limited to strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.

Phase Two incorporates three weeks of on-field workouts, which are limited to individual player instruction and drills. Team practice is allowed on a “separates” basis, according to the league. Live contact or drills pitting the offense against the defense drills are prohibited, in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Phase Three of the offseason workout program incorporates 10 days of organized team activities (OTAs) and the mandatory minicamp within a four-week span. Live contact remains prohibited, but the Chiefs are allowed to conduct 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

The Chiefs are scheduled to conduct OTAs on May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2 and June 7-10. Player attendance at OTAs is once again on a voluntary basis.

The mandatory minicamp will be held June 14-16.

Rookie minicamp will be held May 7-9, the Chiefs announced.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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