Thursday, April 3, 2014
Packers' offseason workouts begin April 22
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This isn't the schedule that most fans are waiting for but until the NFL releases the regular-season schedule later this month, the dates of the offseason workouts will have to do.
The NFL announced on Thursday the offseason workout plans for all 32 teams.
The Green Bay Packers will get things started on April 22, one day later than the league allows for teams with returning head coaches. Coach Mike McCarthy likely is giving his players an extra day so that they don't have to travel on Easter Sunday in order to make it to Green Bay for a Monday workout.
For the first six weeks of the program, players will take part in strength/conditioning training and individual position drills.
The organized team activities, which are full-squad, non-padded practices, run on the following dates: May 28-30, June 3-5, June 10-13. Typically, the Packers open one workout per week to the public, weather permitting. Those open dates have not yet been announced.
The mandatory minicamp will be June 17-19.
After the minicamp, players and coaches will break for vacation before training camp begins in late July. The full training camp schedule won't be determined until the Packers know the date of their preseason opener.