Bills offseason program dates announced

The team will first meet on April 16

Sal Capaccio
April 02, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Photo: Mark Konezny - USA TODAY Sports


The NFL has announced the nine-week voluntary offseason workout program schedule for all 32 teams.

Buffalo Bills players will first meet on Monday, April 16 as part of "Phase One." Each team's program is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
  • Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
  • Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. 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.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players during Phase Three of the offseason program.  

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which may begin on May 14. The dates of the Bills' post-draft rookie minicamps will be announced at a later date.

Here is the Bills' offseason workout program calendar (dates are tentative and subject to change):

First Day:
April 16

OTA Offseason Workouts:
May 22-24
May 29-31
June 4-5
June 7-8

Mandatory Minicamp:
June 12-14

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