The Redskins spent the last four-plus months changing their organization, from the majority of the coaching staff then through free agency and the draft. They finally get a chance to see how it all looks together.
With organized team activities beginning today, starting four weeks of workouts, first-year coach Jay Gruden can now see how it all works together. Though they’ve conducted workouts for the veterans and also a rookie minicamp, this is the first time everyone will be on the field at the same time.
It’s Phase 3 of the NFL’s offseason workouts. During the first two phases, players were limited to four-hour workdays; now it’s six. They can only wear helmets and no live contact drills are allowed. But they can do 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
Every NFL team can have up to 10 voluntary OTA sessions over the next three weeks.
The Redskins will conduct them from May 27-29; June 2-4 and June 9-12.
Here is what will take place this week -- and for the next month:
May 27-29: Organized team activities. The media will be allowed to watch Thursday’s workout.
June 2-4: Organized team activities. The media can watch on June 4.
June 9-12: The Redskins will conduct four OTA workouts this week (every team can have up to 10 over these three weeks). The fourth session is not allowed to last as long as the others. The media can watch June 11.
June 17-19: Minicamp. It’s the last organized activity before training camp begins in July (the dates have not yet been released). The media can watch one workout per day.