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Offseason workouts underway for six teams

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Jul 26, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles during training camp at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Voluntary offseason workouts are underway Monday for six NFL teams.

The 2022 calendar permits teams with new head coaches to gather and exercise — but not practice — in the first step of preparation for the upcoming season.

This includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who promoted defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to head coach, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings. These teams follow the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and New York Giants, who met for the first time last week.

Teams are permitted a nine-week offseason training period but it must remain involuntary.

Meetings focused largely on preparing for training camp with installation of playbooks and position meetings are permitted by the NFL during this phase, which also focuses on strength and conditioning and physical rehab.

The first mandatory workouts aren’t allowed until June minicamps.

Most of the league has scheduled the start of voluntary workouts by the end of next week. The AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals are the final team to begin the workouts on May 2 after the 2022 draft is completed.

–Field Level Media