NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 22

Section 2
Mandatory Veteran Minicamp

No mandatory veteran minicamp may exceed three days in length, plus one day for physical examinations. The minicamp must be conducted during the week (Monday through Friday), with physicals taking place on Monday but no practice or workouts on that day, practices on Tuesday through Thursday and a day off on Friday. If a Club does not conduct physical examinations during its mandatory veteran minicamp, practices may be conducted on Monday through Wednesday and days off on Thursday and Friday. The minicamp must be conducted during week three or week four of Phase Three of the Club’s offseason workout program. The Phase Three rules set forth in Article 21, Section 2(c)(iii) of this Agreement shall apply to all minicamp activities. Two-a-day practices shall be permitted on two of the three practice days of the Club’s one mandatory minicamp, subject to the following rules: (i) minicamp may be held for a maximum of twenty-four hours over three days; (ii) players may be on the field for a total of no more than three and one-half hours per day; (iii) players may participate in one practice for no more than two and one-half hours of on-field activities under Phase Three rules; (iv) the second practice may only be for the remaining portion of the players’ daily three and one-half hour on-field activities and shall be limited to drills and plays conducted with offensive players lining up across from offensive players and defensive players lining up across from defensive players with each group permitted to align eleven or fewer players across from eleven or fewer players. Players on one side of the ball may execute a play, but players on the opposite side of the ball may not initiate contact with, or attempt to impede the progress of, players who are running the play (such drills and plays shall be conducted at an acceptable walkthrough pace (i.e., Pro Bowl practice pace), as demonstrated in a video jointly approved by the parties); (v) no organized team activities (including treatment and taping) may begin prior to 7:00am local time or end after 8:30pm local time, and players shall be given at least one hour for lunch and dinner each; (vi) players may only be asked to participate in Club activities for a maximum of ten hours per day including taping and treatment and one hour for meal time. The on-field time limits described above shall begin as soon as position coaches begin to coach a player or players on the field.