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Football returns next week, sort of

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The extended offseason break for NFL players ends next week, as offseason programs launch for four teams on April 1:  the Browns, Chiefs, Eagles, and Chargers.

The next day, the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, and Jaguars get rolling.

Each team may have nine weeks of workouts, culminating in 10 days of organized training activities.  Also, every team may have one mandatory minicamp, and each team with a new coach may have a voluntary minicamp.

Every franchise except the Rams will have a mandatory minicamp.

The offseason workouts and practices continue into June, giving players roughly six weeks off before training camp opens.

Here’s a team-by-team list of opening dates, closing dates, and minicamp dates.

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12 Responses to “Football returns next week, sort of”
  1. patsarethegoat says: Mar 26, 2013 9:36 PM

    In other news, we have no news

  2. jvseahawk says: Mar 26, 2013 9:38 PM

    Oh boy! A football post! You’re almost a real sports reporter now!

  3. wwwmattcom says: Mar 26, 2013 9:43 PM

    In other news the Emporer has new clothes.

  4. 13arod says: Mar 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    you know the super bowl felt like it was yesturday and know they are working again baseball offseason longer

  5. jaredo10 says: Mar 26, 2013 9:53 PM

    stop spoiling us with this garbage

  6. igotgamenj says: Mar 26, 2013 9:59 PM

    It’s better than that mock draft

  7. dennisatunity says: Mar 26, 2013 10:06 PM

    Hey, guys, if you hate it so much, don’t read it. Personally, I thought it was interesting (and gee, it took me a whole 30 seconds to read). Oh wait, I forgot–you must be the cool guys I remember from junior high.

    Thanks, Mike!

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:15 PM

    that looks like ray lewis going into the steelers headquarters lol

  9. seaeagle707 says: Mar 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    YAY!!! TheRealRobReportreturns!

  10. skinswillsurprise says: Mar 26, 2013 11:02 PM

    RG3, RG3, RG3!!!! Can’t wait to go to the Falcons game this year!!! First Redskins game!!! HTTR!!

  11. footballfather says: Mar 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    Why won’t the Rams have mandatory minicamp? Just curious….

  12. gooboy6 says: Mar 27, 2013 10:01 AM

    This affects the top of the draft, if Branden Albert comes in to KC and shows his back is 100%, Chiefs dont go OL with first pick

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