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Organized team activities begin today for 21 NFL clubs

The NFL's voluntary offseason workout program continues to ramp up for most clubs this week.

Beginning Monday, 21 teams kick off organized team activities, colloquially referred to as OTAs: the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

The Atlanta Falcons and Washington Commanders began OTAs last week. The Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all begin organized team activities on Tuesday. The Cincinnati Bengals are the final of the 32 starting OTAs on May 28.

OTAs kickstart Phase Three of the offseason program, which lasts four weeks. Clubs may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team activities. Live contact is prohibited, but teams can run 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. The OTAs portion of the offseason calendar is when things start to look closer to actual practices than we've seen during offseason workouts.

We're still in the portion of the offseason where clubs are installing programs and players are getting their feet wet, but starting Monday, most teams will at least be on the field together. Players like Aaron Rogers can continue to work their way back. Rookies like Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye and Bo Nix will participate in sessions with veteran teammates. And some players will skip the voluntary workouts as a statement in contract negotiations, like Steelers veteran Cameron Heyward.

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