New England Patriots

With the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror and their roster set, the Patriots can now turn their attention to on-field preparations for the 2021 season. That process began Thursday, when the team released their spring practice schedule consisting of OTAs and Minicamp.

The first players to take the field will be the rookies, who will meet May 14-16 for rookie minicamp. This could mean we see the team make a push to fill out their roster with UDFAs, in order to have them take part in as many workouts as possible.

A week and a half later, the full team will meet for the first OTA practice on May 24. There are 10 OTA sessions scheduled between May 24 and June 11.

  • May 24-25
  • May 27
  • June 1
  • June 3-4
  • June 7-8
  • June 10-11

Attendance at OTAs is not mandated by the league, and while some players may have bonuses in their contracts tied to participating, there’s no penalty for sitting them out. With the NFLPA’s push for a more virtual offseason, it’s expected attendance at these workouts will be lower than usual.

Spring workouts conclude with mandatory minicamp, which will take place over three days from June 15 to 17. After that, the team will have about a month and a half off before training camp, which usually begins in late July.

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