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Jaguars minicamp, OTA dates announced


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' offseason schedule became clearer Thursday.

That happened with the release of the dates for the team's organized team activities and minicamps, events that entail much of the team's significant on-field offseason work.

The Jaguars' OTAs are May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12, with a three-day mandatory minicamp scheduled June 16-18. The three-day minicamp is the only mandatory event of the offseason; all other work is voluntary.

The NFL Draft is scheduled to be held April 30-May 2 in Chicago, Illinois. The team also will hold a rookie camp after that, but dates for that have yet to be announced.

The first day of the Jaguars' voluntary offseason conditioning program is April 20. According to the NFL, a team's offseason is broken into three phases:

*Phase One: The first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

*Phase Two: The next three weeks of the program, during which on-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a "separates" basis. No live contact or team offense versus team defense drills are permitted.

*Phase Three: The next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of OTAs. No live contact is allowed during this time, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

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