Now that the NFL Draft and primary free agency period have come and gone, the next thing on the schedule for the Bengals this offseason are their Organized Team Activities (OTAs), as well as minicamps.
Phase III of the Cincinnati Bengals’ voluntary offseason workout program begins Tuesday, and most of the roster is expected to be in attendance.
Here is the rest of the Bengals offseason OTA schedule:
OTA Workouts: May 27-29, June 3-5, June 16-18
Mandatory Minicamp: June 10-12
Day 1 of Training Camp: July 24
As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, 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 permitted.
Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.