Seahawks Offseason Workout Program Dates Announced

The Seahawks will begin their offseason workout program on Tuesday, April 18.

The NFL announced the official dates of offseason workout programs for all 32 teams on Monday, with the Seahawks beginning work on Tuesday, April 18.

The Seahawks will conduct organized team activities (also known as "OTAs") on May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6 and June 8-9 before concluding with mandatory minicamp June 13-15.

Seattle will hold their first OTA a week later than usual after the NFL ruled that the team violated an NFL-NFLPA rule last June that prohibits excessive contact in all offseason workouts.

After the league announcement in September, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he was disappointed his team is in this position and wanted to find the right balance between practicing hard and working within the boundaries put in place.

"We always practice really hard around here," Carroll said at the time. "That's something we've done for years, and we try to practice better than anybody else is practicing, so in trying to figure out what the limits of that are, we've gotten in trouble over time."

The NFL offseason program consists of three phrases. 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. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Key Dates

First Day: April 18

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:June 13-15

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