The NFL has announced the offseason program schedule for all 32 teams. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams are allowed a nine-week voluntary offseason conditioning program. The workouts are broken into three phases, with the first phase a two-week strength and conditioning program.
The second phase will feature three weeks of on-field workouts, but will focus only on individual player instruction and drills. Teams can also hold "separates" practices, but cannot do any live contact, nor can they do offense versus defense team drills.
Phase three of the offseason workouts will last for four weeks, which will consist of 10 days of "OTAs" or organized team activities. During those days, there still cannot be live contact, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are authorized.
Teams are also authorized one mandatory minicamp, which must be held during the third phase of the workout program. The three-day event is the only offseason workout program in which veterans may be compelled to attend, with fines being applied if they do not participate.
If a team hired a new head coach this season, they can add a three-day voluntary minicamp in addition to the mandatory minicamp.
The league also allows a rookie minicamp, held one of the two weekends after the NFL Draft. Those dates are yet to be scheduled.
The Miami Dolphins offseason schedule is:
First Day of Offseason Workout: April 20
OTAs: May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18