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Los Angeles Rams' 2016 Offseason Schedule Dates Announced

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The Los Angeles Rams' nine weeks of offseason preparation ahead of training camp have been locked in. Here are the dates you need to know.

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The league has sent out the schedule for the upcoming nine-week offseason period for all 32 teams including the Los Angeles Rams.

New head coaches get an extra veteran minicamp, but since Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has held the position since 2012, the Rams won't be allowed the extra session.

The offseason program will kick off the Rams' offseason schedule on April 18 with organized team practice activities (OTAs) starting thereafter:

First Day: April 18

Phase One: April 18-May 1

Phase Two: May 2-22

Phase Three: May 23-June 19

OTAs: May 31, June 1, June 3, June 7-8, June 10

Mandatory Minicamp: June 14-16

Per the NFL's official announcement:

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.

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.

It's worth noting here that Jeff Fisher has never held the mandatory minicamp instead suggesting his team doesn't need the preparation. They are tentatively scheduled to hold it this year in mid-June as indicated. It sounds like he might be open to changing this policy...

All 31 other teams take advantage of the optional mandatory minicamp.

The 2016 NFL Draft is schedule to take place April 28-30. For all other key dates, see our offseason calendar.