The NFL announced dates for the offseason programs of all 32 teams on Monday, and the Vikings’ schedule for their first spring in Eagan will look much like the one they’ve used the past several years in Eden Prairie.
The Vikings will begin Phase 1 of their offseason program on April 16, when players are able to start strength and conditioning work as a team. Phase 2 starts two weeks later, when players can take part in on-field workouts and individual drills, as well as practices that do not include offense-vs.-defense drills or live contact.
The final phase of the offseason program begins on May 22, when the Vikings will hold the first of 10 organized team activities. During OTAs, teams can conduct 11-on-11, 9-on-7 and 7-on-7 sessions, provided there is no live contact. The offseason program culminates with the Vikings’ minicamp from June 12-14. The minicamp is the only mandatory portion of the team’s offseason program, though most players have offseason workout bonuses in their contracts that make it worth their while to be in Minnesota for the 10-week program.
Here are the official dates of the Vikings’ offseason program:
First day: April 16
OTAs: May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7
Mandatory minicamp: June 12-14