The Under Armour Performance Center will be a much busier place in a couple of weeks.
Baltimore's offseason conditioning program will begin April 20, the NFL announced in a release Thursday afternoon. All players will be permitted to return to the team facility for the start of the weight lifting and conditioning program, but those workouts are all voluntary.
The program is broken into three phases:
Phase 1: During the first two weeks of the program, the activities are limited to weight lifting, conditioning and physical rehab, without involvement from the coaching staff.
Phase 2: The next three weeks, coaches can get involved for on-field workouts that may include individual player instruction, drills and team practice. No live content of 11-vs-11 drills are permitted during this time.
Phase 3: The final stage introduces the 10 days of organized team activities (OTAs), which will begin next month. No live content is permitted during OTAs, but the teams are able to hold full team drills.
The OTAs will take place on the following dates:
- May 26-28
- June 1-3
- June 8-11
Teams are also permitted to hold a mandatory three-day minicamp, which will take place June 16-18.