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April 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Seahawks off-season workout dates announced

The NFL announced the workouts dates for all 32 teams today, including those of the Seahawks.

Seattle will begin its off-season conditioning program on April 21.

It will then hold its off-season Organized Training Activities on May 27-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12.

And Seattle’s mandatory mini-camp will be held June 17-19 (and recall that these are not open to the public. The practices Seattle makes open to the public come during training camp in July and August).

Here is the NFL’s official explainer of what is allowed at each of those events:

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 (which for Seattle begins April 21) 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 (the OTAs) 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.  Head coaches hired after the end of the 2013 season are also entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2014 may begin on May 12.  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.

 

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