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Buffalo Bills’ offseason workout schedule released

Voluntary offseason workouts start April 15, followed by OTAs and mandatory mini-camp.

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills will begin their offseason workouts on April 15 with the start of voluntary offseason workouts.

Following the voluntary offseason workouts, the Bills will gather for organized team activities (OTAs) from May 20-21, May 23, May 28, May 30-31, June 3-4, and June 6-7.

The team will then hold a mandatory mini-camp from June 11-13, the last time the team gathers until staying at St. John Fisher College outside of Rochester for training camp. Dates for training camp have not yet been released.

The Bills also will have a rookie minicamp for the members of the 2019 NFL Draft class, although those dates have not yet been announced. The minicamp will occur either the first or second weekend following the conclusion of the draft.

According to the collective bargaining agreement agreed upon by the players’ association and the owners, the offseason’s voluntary nine-week program takes place in three stages:

  • Phase 1 runs for two weeks and is limited to strength and conditioning (no live hitting).
  • Phase 2 runs for three weeks and consists of on-field drills and instruction sessions, but no live hitting is allowed, and there are no offense vs. defense sessions.
  • Phase 3 runs for four weeks, and while live contact is prohibited, teams engage in 7-on-7, 9-on-9, and 11-on-11 drills.