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Detroit Lions offseason workout, OTA dates announced

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We’re starting to get into the meat of the offseason.

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The NFL Draft is soon, but before we even get there, the Detroit Lions players will have to report for some offseason activities. On Monday, the NFL announced the dates for all 32 teams’ workout sessions, and things get started in just two weeks!

Things start out in Phase One, where teams are only allowed to run strength and condition programs or physical rehabilitation. After that, teams move onto Phase Two, which mostly consists of individual on-field drills. There is no live contact permitted during that time and no offense vs. defense drills.

Then comes Phase Three—which is when the “Organized Team Activities” (OTAs) take place. During these sessions, there is still no live contact permitted, but teams may conduct team 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills. Each franchise gets alloted 10 days of these OTA practices.

Here’s a look of when the Lions will conduct their offseason workouts and activities.

First day: Monday, April 15
OTA Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31, June 10-13
Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

Football is closer than you think, and it’s not even Draft Week yet.