NFL OTAs 2022: Start date for NFL offseason program

What is the NFL's OTA schedule for 2022? PFN has all the info you need to keep up to date with OTAs and minicamps before the preseason.

The NFL saw one of the more exciting drafts in recent history as teams were wheeling and dealing picks and players. The continuous shuffle of the NFL Draft order provided an incredible amount of buzz as the announcers and fans alike continued to be blown away. Now, the league moves on to the next step of the offseason — organized team practice activities. With the draft results in the books, when do NFL OTAs start in 2022?

2022 NFL OTAs start date

The NFL’s 2022 OTA schedule began on May 16 as four teams marked the start of their organized team practice activities. The Buccaneers then began their OTAs on May 17, before a break to the other teams joining those four. A following 15 franchises got their OTAs started on May 23, with another nine on May 24.

The remaining three franchises have varying different start dates after that. The Chiefs begin their OTAs on May 25, the Eagles start on May 31, and the Bengals are currently scheduled to be last on June 6.

How many weeks are OTAs

The NFL OTAs take place over four weeks and make up part of phase three of the NFL offseason program, as laid out in the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each team is allowed 10 days of OTAs across a four-week period. This period either stretches from May 16 to the week commencing June 6 or May 23 to the week commencing June 13. During this time, no live contact is permitted. However, 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Are OTAs mandatory?

All of the OTAs are entirely voluntary for all players. There is a mandatory element to the offseason workouts, but that is a minicamp as opposed to part of the OTA process. Teams are not allowed to apply any pressure on players during the non-mandatory sections. It is stated in the CBA that no club official may indicate that failure to attend will have an adverse effect on the player making the roster.

When are rookie and veteran minicamps in 2022?

Alongside the 2022 NFL OTA sessions and the mandatory minicamps, teams were also able to hold one rookie minicamp. The rookie minicamp had to be held in the first two weekends after the 2022 NFL Draft. Therefore, they all happened on either May 6-9 or May 13-15.

The majority of franchises will tend to hold their mandatory minicamp after their OTAs are completed. However, some teams host their mandatory sessions in between the OTAs. The hope may be that any veterans not attending the OTAs will stick around following the mandatory session.

While most NFL teams will start their minicamps on either June 13 or 14, 11 franchises plan to make June 7-9 their camp date, and the Miami Dolphins have gone even earlier with the first week of June (1-2).

With times varying for each franchise, here is the complete list of offseason dates for all 32 franchises.

Arizona Cardinals
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-25, June 1-3, June 6-9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Atlanta Falcons
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, June 1-3, June 6-9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Baltimore Ravens
Rookie Minicamp: May 7-9
OTAs: May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 7-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Buffalo Bills
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-14
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 2, June 6-7, June 9-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Carolina Panthers
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Chicago Bears
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-8
OTAs: May 16-17, May 19, May 23-24, May 26, June 6-7, June 9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Cincinnati Bengals
Rookie Minicamp: May 13
OTAs: June 6-7, June 9, June 14-16

Cleveland Browns
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 6-9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Dallas Cowboys
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-25, June 1-2, June 6-7, June 9-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Denver Broncos
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-14
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-7, June 9-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 13-15

Detroit Lions
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, June 1-3, June 13-16
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Green Bay Packers
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-7
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 13-14, June 16
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Houston Texans
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Indianapolis Colts
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, June 1-3, June 13-16
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Jacksonville Jaguars
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-7
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 13-14, June 16
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Kansas City Chiefs
Rookie Minicamp: May 7-9
OTAs: May 25-26, May 31-June 2, June 7-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Las Vegas Raiders
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, June 1-2, June 13-14
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Los Angeles Chargers
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-14
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-7, June 9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-15

Los Angeles Rams
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 2
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Miami Dolphins
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 16-17, May 19, May 23-24, May 26, June 6-7, June 9-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 1-2

Minnesota Vikings
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 16-17, May 19, May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 3
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

New England Patriots
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, June 1-3, June 13-14, June 16-17
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

New Orleans Saints
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 7-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

New York Giants
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 16-17, May 19, May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 3
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

New York Jets
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-8
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 1, June 3, June 7-10
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Philadelphia Eagles
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-7
OTAs: May 31, June 2-3, June 6-8

Pittsburgh Steelers
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 24-26, May 31-June 2
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

San Francisco 49ers
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-7, June 9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 13-15

Seattle Seahawks
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-8
OTAs: May 23, May 25-26, May 31, June 2-3, June 13-15
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31-June 3
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 7-9

Tennessee Titans
Rookie Minicamp: May 13-15
OTAs: May 23-24, May 26, June 1, June 3, June 6-7, June 9
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

Washington Commanders
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-7
OTAs: May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 6-8
Veteran mandatory minicamp: June 14-16

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