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Dolphins Off-Season Program Begins Monday

Posted By The Finsiders On April 20, 2014 @ 7:04 pm In Football | 14 Comments

H [1]The NFL offseason is moving along at a brisk pace and as we approach this May’s NFL Draft. Teams are now gearing up [2] for voluntary offseason workouts. Each club designates dates for offseason workouts, designed to condition the players for the upcoming season.

The voluntary nine-week offseason program for NFL teams consists of 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. After OTAs, teams may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players, occurring during Phase Three of the offseason program. Teams will conduct one on-field practice each day during the three day minicamp.

Teams also may hold a rookie development program for a seven week period, beginning 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.

Here are the dates for the Dolphins’ Off-Season Program (Practices ARE NOT open to the public):

  • First Day: April 21
  • Rookie Mini-Camp: May 23-25
  • OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-28, May 30,  June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12
  • Mandatory Minicamp: June 17-19

RELATED: Behind The Scenes Photos Of Preparation For Beginning Of Offseason Program [2]

RELATED: Future Of Current Dolphins Looks Bright [3]

RELATED: Highlights: New Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno [4]

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[2] Teams are now gearing up: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/Behind-The-Scenes-Preparation-For-Start-Of-Offseason-Program/816a65bf-1a3e-4d01-a701-a10fc0198b64

[3] Future Of Current Dolphins Looks Bright: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Future-Of-Current-Dolphins-Looks-Bright/c30c73a8-ef60-4d87-985d-28fab7e8856f

[4] Highlights: New Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Highlights-New-Dolphins-RB-Knowshon-Moreno/24fd7703-2479-4817-8553-d6c13ace79f6

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