The Atlanta Falcons have announced the dates for their offseason workouts.
We are slowly moving closer to football, and we now know the dates for the Atlanta Falcons’ OTAs and mandatory minicamp. The dates were announced Friday on the official Atlanta Falcons website.
Here’s a list of the dates you need to know:
First day: April 18
OTA offseason workouts: May 23-24; May 26, May 31; June 1; June 3; June 6-9
Mandatory minicamp: June 14-16
This will be the first opportunity for the coaches and players to begin preparations for the 2016 season together. The early workouts are all about getting in the weight room and staying in shape. It’s also important for the team to bond together ahead of the long, tough road that is the NFL season.
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From there, it cranks up somewhat in OTAs and mandatory minicamp. The real work begins at training camp, which begins in mid-to-late July. The dates for that are yet to be announced and likely won’t be until June.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has already been working with the team, recently inviting 26 of his teammates to join him in Miami, Florida to get some early work in together. It’s great to hear so many members of the team committed to getting better over the offseason and not just taking part in the workouts they are forced to.
It’s also encouraging to hear Mohamed Sanu getting his first opportunity to meet with his new teammates and work with Ryan. Those two need to establish chemistry that translates onto the field next season.
Following the 2016 NFL Draft at the end of April, the Falcons will host a three-day rookie minicamp for the newest members of the roster. The dates are to be confirmed for this camp.
The regular season is just five months away and we are moving closer to the offseason workouts.