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The Miami Dolphins have released their offseason training program dates.

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The Miami Dolphins are just over a week away from the start of their offseason training program. According to the announcement made by the team on Friday night, the program will run from April 11 through June 16, including their strength and conditioning work, "organized team activities" (OTAs), and minicamps.

According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL offseason program is broken into three phases. Phase One is the first two weeks of the offseason program, and can only work on strength and conditioning, as well as rehabilitation work for injured players.

Phase Two is a three-week period in which players can start to get back on the field. The teams are limited to individual instruction and drills for the players, and can conduct "separates" work in team sessions.

Phase Three consists of the last four weeks of the offseason program. Teams are allowed 10 days of OTAs during this period, and can hold 7-on-7 drills, 9-on-7 drills, and full 11-on-11 drills. They can also hold the only mandatory event during the offseason, a veteran minicamp, during this phase.

No live contact is authorized during the offseason program.

Miami, as one of the six teams to change head coaches this offseason, is also authorized a voluntary veteran minicamp.

The team has scheduled the voluntary minicamp for April 26-28. The OTAs will be May 24-26, May 31-June 2, and June 6-9. The mandatory minicamp will end the offseason program June 14-16.

Teams are also authorized a rookie offseason program from May 9 to June 27, as well as a rookie minicamp. The rookie minicamp will occur on either the first- or second weekend (May 6-8 or May 13-15) after the NFL Draft. Those workouts have not been scheduled as of yet.