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Chiefs’ offseason workout dates announced

NFL teams’ offseason consists of three phases.

NFL: AUG 14 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In an update from April 14, the NFL made its offseason workout dates official on Wednesday.

Here is the listing for the Kansas City Chiefs:

Rookie Minicamp: May 14-16
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 25-27, June 1-3, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 15-17

OTA offseason workouts are voluntary. A number of players — through the NFL Players Association — have collectively joined together to say they will not participate in the voluntary portion of the offseason. But that could change considering the situation with tackle Ju’Wuan James in Denver.

(Here is the NFL’s offseason schedule for all teams)

The dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the Chiefs. As a reminder, each team’s program is conducted in three phases, which have been tweaked from previous years due to COVID-19:

Phase One (April 19-May 14) has been extended from its customary two-week period to four weeks, with activities limited to strength and conditioning, virtual meetings, and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two (May 17-21) has been shortened from three weeks to one week. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, “perfect play” drills, drills and plays conducted with offensive players lining up across from offensive players and defensive players lining up across from defensive players, with each group permitted to align eleven or fewer players across from eleven or fewer players. Players on one side of the ball may execute a play, but players on the opposite side of the ball may not initiate contact with, or attempt to impede the progress of, players who are running the play. All such drills must be conducted at an acceptable walkthrough pace (i.e. Pro Bowl practice).

Phase Three (May 24-June 18) remains its customary four weeks in length. Beginning in Phase Three, clubs may conduct in-person meetings and classroom instruction subject to COVID-19 testing cadence, tracking, facility access and other protocols. During Phase Three, 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.

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