The National Football League announced the offseason workout dates for each of the 32 clubs in the league, and the Cincinnati Bengals will be able to begin voluntary sessions with players on Monday, April 17.

Clubs can change the dates, but per the NFL the Bengals will hold its organized training activities (OTA) workouts on May 23-25, May 30 through June 1 and June 5-8. The Bengals' mandatory minicamp will be held June 13-15.

The rookie mini-camp was not announced, as each team can pick either the first or second weekend to host its newest players.

Usually, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis prefers to hold the rookie camp the first weekend of May.



These workouts are governed by the collective bargaining agreement and are broken into three phases.

Per the NFL:

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 vs. 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.

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