Important Dates for the Indianapolis Colts Offseason Program

Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) /

The 2017 season only ended a couple of months ago, but the Colts will begin their preparation for next year with their offseason program beginning in April.

This is a critical offseason for the Colts.

General manager Chris Ballard has already turned over most of the Colts’ roster during his tenure in Indianapolis. Ballard will continue that work in free agency and with a multitude of picks in the upcoming draft after trading down with the Jets.

The Colts also have a coaching staff that will introduce a new system on both sides of the ball. With all these fresh faces there will be plenty of work to do before Week 1 of next season.

Andrew Luck will also be a major storyline again this offseason as he is expected to continue rehabbing his shoulder during the upcoming offseason program.

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The Colts’ offseason program will begin on April 9 as players return to the practice facility in Indianapolis. The NFL rules don’t allow coaches to have any contact with their players during the first couple months of the offseason, so it will be critical for the team to develop a relationship with their coaching staff right away.

The offseason program continues with voluntary minicamp on April 24-25 where the coaches will finally get a chance to get on the field and teach their new players some of the basic elements of their system.

Organized training activities (OTA’s) will begin on May 23rd, and that will lead up to mandatory minicamp on June 12-14.

The Colts have plenty of work to do over the next few months, and that begins with the opening of their offseason program in just a few weeks.

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