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Vikings Begin Offseason Workout Program Monday

TCO Performance Center in Eagan will host team activities for the first time.

Beginning Monday, April 16th the Minnesota Vikings commence phase one of their offseason workout program. The team will host spring drills at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan for the first time. The dates of the entire offseason program were released last week.

  • Offseason Workouts — April 16
  • Organized Team Activities (OTAs) — May 22-24, May 29-31 and June 4-7
  • Mandatory Minicamp — June 12-14

Phase one is two weeks long. According to the NFL Guidelines via CBS Sports, players are able to workout as a team as they begin the strength and conditioning program. Physical rehabilitation is allowed as well.

Phase two is three weeks long. Players are able to take place in on-field workouts and individual drills. Practices cannot include live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills.

Phase three, the final phase of the offseason program, is four weeks long. Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported the Vikings begin phase three on May 22, when the team holds the first of 10 organized team activities. During OTAs, teams can conduct 11-on-11, 9-on-7 and 7-on-7 sessions, provided there is no live contact.

The offseason program culminates with the only mandatory portion of the team’s offseason program, the minicamp from June 12-14. While all players are required to attend the camp, most players have bonuses in their contracts that provide enough incentive to be in Minnesota for duration of the 10-week program.

The NFL Draft is now 13 days away. Here’s a look at the team’s offseason schedule leading all the way up to the season opener.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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