Football is almost back in Berea.
The Browns will kick off their offseason program in two weeks as the NFL announced the league’s Offseason Workout Program calendar Monday afternoon.
Cleveland, alongside roughly two dozen other teams with returning head coaches, will report for workouts April 16. Teams with new coaches were permitted to begin their programs today.
The Browns are set to open organized team activities (OTA) workouts May 22-24, May 29-21 and June 4-7 while mandatory minicamp is set for June 12-14. Teams are also permitted to hold a three-day minicamp with drafted, signed or tryout rookies May 4-7 or 11-14 following the 2018 NFL Draft later this month.
The league's offseason is broken down into three phases. Phase One (the first two weeks) consists of activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
Phase Two (three weeks) consists of on-field workouts that may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a "separates" basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
Phase Three (final four weeks) includes a maximum of 10 OTA practices without live contact.
Browns Offseason Workout Program:
First Day: April 16
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7
Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14