Beginner's guide to the Giants' offseason program

The Giants are back at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to begin offseason workouts

The New York Football Giants are back at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. 

April 15 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 1 consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase 2 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 3 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 allowed.

The CBA stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase 1 of the offseason program. Each club may also hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2019 may begin on May 13. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft.

Here is a look at the upcoming schedule:

First Day: April 15

GM Dave Gettleman Pre-Draft Press Conference: April 18

NFL Draft: April 25-27 (Nashville)

Rookie Minicamp: May 3-4

OTAs: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, May 31, June 10-13

Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

The Giants report back to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center

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