INDIANAPOLIS — The boys are back in town.
Well, in a couple weeks, at least.
While teams with first-year head coaches were able to begin their offseason workout programs today, the Indianapolis Colts will officially kick off Year 2 under head coach Frank Reich with the start of their offseason program on April 15 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
Here is the Colts’ full 2019 offseason workout schedule:
» First day: April 15
» OTA offseason workouts: May 21-23; May 29-31; June 3-6
» Mandatory veteran minicamp: June 11-13
The Colts’ rookie minicamp will also be held May 3-5.
» During Phase 1 of the offseason workout program, which is two weeks in length, the players are limited to strength and conditioning activities, and only those coaches are allowed on the field.
» During Phase 2, which is three weeks in length, all coaches are allowed on the field, and individual and “perfect play” drills are allowed, but teams cannot conduct offense-vs.-defense or one-on-one drills, and helmets are not allowed to be worn.
» Phase 3 begins the “organized team activities” portion of the offseason program, which consists of three weeks of OTAs (three per week) and one week with a mandatory veteran minicamp. During this time, teams can begin conducting 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills with helmets, but no live contact is allowed.
The end of the veteran minicamp signals a period of about a month and half off for the players, who will return in late-July for the start of training camp — and the 2019 season.
The Colts are yet to formally announce dates for training camp, which is being held this summer for a second straight year at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., but stay tuned to Colts.com for all the latest.