Eagles offseason schedule: When are OTAs, rookie minicamps?

Here's a quick glance at what's coming up on the Eagles' offseason schedule.
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Gosh, we can't wait. Yeah, there are NBA play-in tournaments and Phillies baseball to discuss, but nothing excites us more than the coming NFL Draft. With eight scheduled selections, the Philadelphia Eagles will have an opportunity to improve what is already an impressive-looking roster on paper.

Once the selection meeting wraps on Saturday, we can expect to welcome another class of undrafted rookie signings. The Birds do good work there. The 2022 and 2023 additions led to several UDFAs making the roster, notably Reed Blankenship, Britain Covey, Josh Jobe, Eli Ricks, and others.

April is nearing its end. It's showers should produce May flowers and a lot of action for us to talk about moving forward.

The Eagles quicken the pace some during the months of April and May.

May 2nd would have been the deadline for the Eagles to exercise DeVonta Smith's fifth-year option as a 2021 first-rounder, but he's locked in. That means we have nothing to worry about there. Let's discuss the coming few weeks.

May 3rd through May 6th (or May 10th through May 14th)

Clubs may hold a three-day post-draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday on one of the two weekends following the NFL Draft.

OTAs: May 20, May 22-23, May 28, May 30-31

After beginning Phase One of their offseason program on April 15th, Phase Two begins about three weeks later.

On-field workouts may include individual and/or group instruction. So are drills. Only walk-throughs are permitted. Live contact and offensive vs. defensive team drills aren't allowed.
Phase Three comes later. Here's the skinny.

Mandatory Minicamp: June 4-6

The Eagles have been allergic to mandatory minicamps during Nick Sirianni's era. He planned one for his first season, but the pandemic ruined that.

The past two offseasons, Phase Three has been canceled. It does, however, look like Philly will return to the grind this year. Reaching the Super Bowl to conclude the 2022-2023 season may have had something to do with the most recent cancellation, but with the way last season ended, it makes sense to go get a little more work in this June.

Other dates worth making note of

May 8th (or 9th) - This is where we could see the NFL schedule likely to be announced based on past years of experience. Don't hold us to that though.

May 13th - Rookie Football Development Programs begin.

May 20th - May 22nd - The Spring League Meeting/Coach Accelerator is held in Nashville, TN

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