Dates for Saints' offseason program announced _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterbacks from left, Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin, Luke McCown and Luke Kilgore drill during the 13th day of Saints training camp at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/ / The Times-Picayune David Grunfeld) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT NO SALES , MAGS OUT, USA TODAY OUT, BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE


The Saints are about to get back to work.

The NFL has announced New Orleans’ offseason program will get underway on April 30, with organized team activities kicking off on May 26.

The early portion of the schedule is voluntary. Mandatory minicamp runs from June 16-18.

The voluntary portion of the schedule has three phases. The first consists of strength and conditioning and runs two weeks.

The second face includes on-field workouts of individual player instruction and cannot include team drills. This portion of the schedule runs for three weeks.

The final phase is organized team activities, which will be held May 26-28, June 2-4, and June 8-11.