KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NFL on Thursday announced the league-wide offseason workout program, which begins for the Chiefs on April 20.
In accordance with Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team’s official and voluntary nine-week offseason program is broken down in three phases, the league announced.
The three phases, which can viewed in its entirety here, are as follows:
“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. 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.”
The three phases applicable to the Chiefs are as follows:
• First day: April 20
• Rookie minicamp: May 16-18
• OTA offseason workouts: May 26-28, June 2-4, June 9-12
• Mandatory minicamp: June 16-18
Of note, OTAs are voluntary in nature. The only event requiring mandatory attendance is the three-day minicamp on June 16-18.
The Chiefs generally close offseason workouts to the public. Dates are subject to change.