This week the NFL announced the off-season training plans for all 32 teams.
The Indianapolis Colts kicks off this weekend as the rookie mini camp begins on Friday May 7th and runs through Sunday May 9th.
- Rookie Minicamp: May 7th to 9th
- OTA Offseason Workouts: May 25-27, June 2-4, June 7-10
- Compulsory mini camp: 15.-17. June
Friday is the Colts’ first opportunity to see the players they drafted last week live in action at their own facilities. There are usually workouts and some on-site work.
Kwity Paye, Dayo Odeyingbo, Kylen Granson, Shawn Davis, Sam Ehlinger, Mike Strachan, Will Fries, Tarik Black, Anthony Butler, Deon Jackson, Isaiah Kaufusi, and Tyler Vaughns have since been drafted as freelance agents or signed by the Colts last week.
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According to the collective agreement, the third phase of the offseason program, which includes OTAs and the mandatory veterans minicamp, must follow these guidelines:
The third phase (May 24th – June 18th) continues to last four weeks. From the third phase, clubs can hold face-to-face meetings and lessons, provided COVID-19 tests cadence, tracking, facility access, and other protocols. During the third phase, teams can conduct organized team exercises or “OTAs” for a total of 10 days. Live contact is not allowed, but 7v7, 9v7, and 11v11 exercises are allowed.
Article 22 of the collective agreement provides that clubs are allowed to hold a compulsory mini camp for experienced players. This mini camp listed below must take place during the third phase of the offseason program.
The dates for the training camp have yet to be announced, but usually start in late July and last through mid-August.
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