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Dolphins begin Organized Team Activities

The Miami Dolphins have opened their first three-days of OTAs on Tuesday.

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The Miami Dolphins open the first of their three scheduled Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. The three-days of practices will run through Thursday, which will be the only day of the first OTAs open to the media. The team will also hold OTAs May 31 - June 2 and June 6-9, filling their league authorized 10 days of practices.

During this portion of the offseason workouts, teams 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.

The minicamp will be held June 14 - 16.

Today's practice will mark the first time the team will have their veterans and rookies on the field together. Prior to the start of OTAs, Miami held a voluntary veteran minicamp, authorized by the league because Miami changed head coaches this year, and a rookie minicamp, though the team focused on classroom and film work, rather than on-field practices during that period.