CINCINNATI -- After taking the past three months off to get over their third wild-card round playoff loss in as many seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals will officially get back to work April 21.
The NFL announced Thursday the starting dates for each team's strength and conditioning programs, and offseason workouts and minicamps. With the NFL draft occurring two weeks later than usual, the Bengals and other teams tweaked their calendars a bit. Seven teams officially begin offseason work Monday. Each of them have new head coaches, including former Bengals coordinators Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer, who are in Washington and Minnesota, respectively.
Cincinnati is one of 19 teams that begin conditioning programs on April 21. The remaining teams get going April 22.
Below is a breakdown of each set of offseason workouts the Bengals will have this spring. After that, they are expected to return in late July for training camp.
April 21: Offseason strength and conditioning program begins
May 27-29: Voluntary OTA for veterans and rookies
June 3-5: Voluntary OTA for veterans and rookies
June 10-12: Mandatory minicamp for veterans and rookies
June 16-18: Voluntary OTA for veterans and rookies