On Monday it's back to work for most NFL players.
Starting today, 23 teams officially report for Phase One of offseason workouts.
Teams beginning voluntary workouts include:
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The most important note to remember in these workouts is that they are voluntary. Phase One of the NFL program lasts two weeks and is limited to strength, conditioning and rehab.
Phase One Specifics from the NFL Players Association:
» Four hours a day.
» Two weeks, limited to strength and conditioning activities ("Dead Ball"). Only strength and conditioning coaches allowed on the field.
» 90-minute maximum on the field.
» Clubs can only specify two hours for players to be at facility.
» Players can choose the other two hours for weights, etc.
We already have video evidence of players showing up for work:
Get pumped, people!
Two teams, the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers, which began workouts on April 3, will transition to Phase Two of the offseason workouts. Phase Two takes place over the three weeks. On-field workouts might include individual player instruction and drills, as well as team practices conducted on a "separates" basis. No live contact or team offense versus team defense drills are permitted.
The Bills begin voluntary minicamp Tuesday. Teams with new coaches can hold a minicamp for veteran players before the NFL draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia), which allows extended for extended work periods. The Broncos, Chargers, Rams and 49ers will host their voluntary minicamps beginning on April 25.