Saints start offseason program April 18

The Saints are about to get back to work.

New Orleans opens its offseason program on April 18 and will conduct organized team activities on May 24-26, May 31-June 2, and June 6-9.

Mandatory minicamp will be held June 14-16.

The offseason program has three phases.

The first phase consists of two weeks that are limited to strength and conditioning only.

The second phase, which consists of the next three weeks, can include individual player instruction and team practices conducted on a “separates” basis. Live contact and team drills are not permitted.

Phase three is held over the next four weeks and includes the 10 OTA practices. No live contact is allowed, but teams can conduct team drills.

Advocate staff report