Remaining offseason dates for the Bucs after rookie minicamp
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are done with rookie minicamp, and they now enter Phase 3 of the offseason.
The Bucs have a few more things to do before we get to preseason football in August. Here is everything the team has left on their schedule before then:
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The Bucs will hold OTAs, or Organized Training Activities, on a number of dates in May to June: They’l start on May 23-25 and May 30-31 and then they’ll hold it three times in June on June 2, June 5-6 and June 8.
OTAs are optional, and players who do their own workouts or are holding out — like LB Devin White may be — may not show up.
Mandatory minicamp: June 13-15
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Can’t skip these, though. The Bucs will hold mandatory minicamp from June 13-15 — unlike OTAs, those who don’t attend mandatory minicamp (and training camp, for that matter) will be fined.
Training camp: Late July
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No dates are confirmed, but training camp will take place toward the end of July. Training camp is longer and more intense than OTAs or minicamp, and some contact is allowed on certain days. Training camp’s main goal is to get players ready for preseason work and the regular season,
Preseason: Aug. 11, 17-20, 26
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The Bucs’ preseason slate isn’t fully confirmed, but the team will play the Steelers at home on Aug. 11 and the Ravens at home on Aug. 26. Tampa Bay is also set to play the Jets somewhere from Aug. 17-20, as the team may still be negotiating a joint practice.