Monday, April 1, 2013
Houston Texans: Offseason schedule
By Paul Kuharsky
The Houston Texans' offseason work will commence on April 15.
Here’s the schedule for their spring and summer.
First Day: April 15
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 20-21, May 23, May 28-30, June 3-6
Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13
From the NFL’s release running down the structure of the offseason:
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 organized team practice activity, or “OTAs.” No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permissible.
Clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2013 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. The dates of those rookie minicamps will be released at a later date.