When does the Dolphins’ offseason workout program start? NFL announces practice dates


The NFL on Friday released dates for every team’s 2023 offseason workout program. The Dolphins’ program will begin on April 17 and includes nine practices over May and June.

The team will hold organized team activities (OTAs) workouts on May 22-23, 25, 30-31 and June 2. Mandatory minicamp will be from June 6-8.

The voluntary offseason workout program — aside from mandatory minicamp — is a nine-week session divided into three phases:

Phase One is the first two weeks of the program, which is limited to meetings, strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation.

Phase Two is the next three weeks of the program. It consists on-field workouts that may include individual group instruction and drills, along with “perfect play drills,” walk-through-pace drills and plays in which offensive players line up across from offensive players and defensive players line up from defensive players. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase 3 is the final four weeks of the program. During this period, teams can conduct 10 days of OTAs. No live contact is permitted but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

Dates for each team’s post-draft rookie minicamp will be released at a later date. Dates for training camp, expected to begin in late July, have also not been announced yet.