The St. Louis Rams start offseason activities this week.
The St. Louis Rams newest batch of rookies get their first taste of NFL life on Friday, May 11. The Rams start their rookie minicamp that day, and it runs through the end of the weekend. That marks the first of a handful of offseason minicamps and organized team activities, OTAs, leading up to the start of training camp at the tail end of July.
A complete list of minicamp and OTA dates after the jump.
Rookies: May 11-13
All: June 12-14
May 15-16, May 18, May 22-23, May 25, and June 5-8
Those offseason workouts changed some under the new collective bargaining agreement signed last July.
These workouts give coaches the chance to start evaluating players and installing their playbooks. Of course, players are not in full pads, so there is only so much value to be extracted from the workouts. It is still a chance to get some offseason work in before training camp gets started.
These workouts will be especially important for the Rams defense, being led by a group of coaches while Gregg Williams serves his league mandated exile for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.