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Updated Dates for the 2021 NFL Offseason Program


With April in full-swing and the 2021 NFL Draft just weeks away, the NFL announced what to expect for this year's nine-week offseason program.

Here's a look at some of the important dates and what each phase entails.

FIRST PHASE: April 19 - May 14

  • Four weeks in length
  • Virtual meetings, two hours per day at club's discretion
  • No on-field drills or work with coaches
  • Facility and weight room capacity limits remain
  • Clubs will make every effort to have the vaccine available for players, staff and families during the first phase of the program.

SECOND PHASE: May 17 - May 21

  • One week in length
  • Virtual meetings
  • On-field drills with coaches per CBA rules - no contact/teaching pace

THIRD PHASE: May 24 - June 18

  • Four weeks in length
  • Traditional organized team activities (OTAs) for 10 days - full speed/no contact
  • In-person or virtual meetings
  • Includes mandatory minicamp


  • The entire program is voluntary except for one mandatory minicamp
  • There is no change in the rookie football development program or post-draft rookie minicamp

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