It’s still awfully early in the 49ers’ offseason program, but minicamps and organized team activities are actually much closer than you think.
The NFL is very good at keeping fans interested for all 12 months of the calendar.
Despite it being two months since the Super Bowl, there has been no shortage of interesting topics, especially for San Francisco 49ers fans who watched quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo depart to the Las Vegas Raiders via NFL free agency.
And that was only one of a number of high-profile free-agent moves at the start of the league new year in the middle of March.
The 2023 NFL Draft is also just around the corner, and both the leadup and fallout of the three-day draft will create all kinds of interest.
That said, fans want to know what their teams are up to when they’re out on the field.
It’s not a game against another team, per se, but the Niners’ offseason workouts are also just around the corner.
When are the 49ers having OTAs and minicamps this offseason?
The NFL already released offseason program schedules for all 32 teams, which fall into three separate phases, the first of which consists of meetings, strength and conditioning, and any rehabilitation only.
The second phase can include padless practices and drills, while the third phase includes minicamps and organized team activities (OTAs).
For San Francisco, the following NFL schedule dates for the offseason will apply:
- First day: Monday, April 17
- OTA offseason workouts: May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8
- Mandatory minicamp: June 13-15
Rookie minicamps will also take place after the NFL Draft, although the league has yet to specify when that’ll take place for the 49ers or any other team.
These camps are typically the first or second weekend after the draft.