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NFL announces 49ers full offseason workout program schedule

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Football in shorts and jerseys is about to get started!

New NFL head coaches were allowed to start their offseason workout programs on Monday, and with that comes full schedules for all 32 teams. The San Francisco 49ers are allowed to report on April 16, at which point phase one will commence. The NFL announced the dates for when the program can start, when OTAs will take place, and the date for the program-concluding mandatory minicamp. Here is the 49ers full schedule:

First Day: April 16
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-22, May 24, May 29-30, June 1, June 4-5, June 7
Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14

Back in 2014, we took a look at the specifics, courtesy of the collective bargaining agreement. The NFL offers the following briefer explanation of the various phases of the offseason workout program.

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 versus 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.

New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp. Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must be conducted prior to the NFL Draft (April 27-29), but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft.