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Giants return April 9th; view offseason schedule

Posted Apr 8, 2018

The Giants begin their voluntary nine-week offseason program on Monday, April 9th :


Winter may have overstayed its welcome this year, but the New York Giants spring into action starting Monday.

April 9 is the first day of the team’s voluntary nine-week offseason program, which is conducted in three phases per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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.

The CBA stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.  Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must be conducted prior to the NFL Draft (April 26-28), but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21. This year, seven clubs will hold voluntary veteran minicamps, including the Giants under new head coach Pat Shurmur.

Here is a look at their schedule:

First Day: April 9
Voluntary Minicamp: April 24-26
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-22, May 24, May 29-31, June 4-7
Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14

Additionally, new general manager Dave Gettleman will hold his pre-draft press conference on April 19, one week before the main event kicks off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. OTAs are not open to the public.