The Los Angeles Rams have announced their offseason program dates today.
Things will kick off two weeks from today:
First day: April 15
Phase I: April 15-28
Phase II: April 29-May 19
Phase III: May 20-June 16
OTAs: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6
Rookie minicamp: May 10
Optional mandatory minicamp: June 11-13
The other NFL team offseason program schedules can be found here.
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.
(UPDATED on April 30, 4:21pm ET)
The Rams have scheduled their rookie minicamp for May 10. It won’t be a typical rookie minicamp; all of the 31 other NFL teams are holding a more traditional, three-day camp. Instead, the Rams will use it, like last year, as mostly of a tryout. Here was what Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said about it at the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft:
We’ll be a little bit more specific. It won’t be the typical open rookie minicamp. We’ll have something more focused on draft picks and maybe giving guys a chance to come in and compete in a tryout-type setting. But, it will be definitely more limited to what we had a couple years ago with (WR Cooper) Kupp and (S) John Johnson (III), Josh Reynolds, and Gerald Everett, that draft class. So, it will be little bit different.