The Super Bowl champions will reconvene for offseason workouts in less than a month.
The New England Patriots’ nine-week offseason program begins April 20, when players voluntarily can come to Gillette Stadium for strength and conditioning, the team announced Thursday. Injured players also can work on rehabilitation workouts during the two-week first phase of the program.
Phase 2 of the workout program is three weeks and allows on-field workouts, individual player instruction from coaches and “separates” team practices. There can be no contact between the offense and defense.
The offseason program concludes with Phase 3, which lasts for four weeks and includes 10 organized team activities and a three-day mandatory minicamp from June 16 to June 18. The Patriots will hold OTAs on May 26, May 28, May 29, June 1, June 3, June 4, June 8, June 9, June 11 and June 12.
Free agency is winding to a close, and the NFL draft lasts from April 30 to May 2, so the offseason is beginning to pick up.
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