Washington Redskins fans will be treated to honest-to-goodness football news Monday. That is when formal offseason workouts commence for veteran players under rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Yes, the activity is starting about one month later than previous offseasons. Offseason and preseason "voluntary" practices were a bone of player-owner contention going into last season's labor war. (What a difference a year makes.)
Starting Monday, players return to team facilities for strength, conditioning and rehabilitation activities. In about three weeks, teams can require players to participate in on-field activities without pads or helmets.
The third phase involves as many as 10 OTAs and a minicamp. Then on to preseason in late July (Yay!).
Mark Maske has a nice write up about it that can be seen online today at washingtonpost.com.
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