Offseason workout dates for NFL teams have been announced.
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
The Jets have the opportunitiy to host the voluntary minicamp only because they have hired a new head coach. Presumably the league allows this to give teams extra time to implement new systems.
How does the offseason program work? Here's what the league has to say.
As per Article 21 of 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.
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