The NFL announced the offseason schedule for every NFL team this week, and we neglected to post the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ details when they did. So let’s do so now. The relevant information:
First Day: April 17
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
Mandatory Minicamp: June 13-15
This does not include the rookie minicamp, which generally happens the week after the draft. Nor does it include training camp, which generally starts at the end of July, and usually feature quite a few open practices for fans.
The first day marks the start of two weeks of weight room work. No on-field coaching, no supervision by coaches who are not strength and conditioning coaches. No footballs, except quarterbacks can throw to uncovered receivers. No helmets.
That’s followed by two weeks of on-field workouts and drills, but no live contact is allowed, nor offense vs. defense drills, individually or as teams. No helmets.
In OTA’s and minicamp most of the gloves come off, though they still won’t be allowed to practice with live contact or in shells. That only happens in training camp.