The 2017 Los Angeles Rams will kick their official activities in a week with the first post-draft activity in late May.
Here’s the schedule:
First Day: April 10
Phase One: April 10-30
Phase Two: May 1-21
Phase Three: May 22-June 8
OTAs: May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-8
Voluntary Minicamp: April 25-27
Rookie Minicamp: May 12-14
Mandatory Minicamp: June 13-15
As per the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement:
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...must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. 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.
Former Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher never used the mandatory minicamp, so there will be a bit of a schedule adjustment for the veterans who have only played under Fisher for their entire NFL careers.
This will be the first time Sean McVay will get to work with the players from the roster that came out of 2016.
Mark your calendars.
(UPDATED at 4:43pm ET, May 16)
The Rams just announced a couple of changes to the OTA schedule reflected above.