The Ravens are approximately two weeks away from officially starting work towards the 2014 season.
The NFL released the full offseason schedule for all 32 teams on Thursday, including dates for each team’s voluntary workouts and three-day mandatory minicamps.
The Ravens’ first day of offseason workouts is April 21. It’s when coaches can begin working with players in the weight room and classroom, and when Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak will start to install his new system.
Teams are allowed 10 days of voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs). Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh opted to split his between four sessions: May 28-30, June 3-5, June 9-10 and June 12-13.
The Ravens’ mandatory minicamp will be a three-day session from June 17-19.
According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason 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 OTAs. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.