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Packers Offseason Program 2015: Schedule for OTAs and Minicamp

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The Packers will begin their formal workouts at the end of May and continue through June.

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In early April, the NFL announced the dates for the offseason programs of each of the league's 32 teams. Franchises which have hired a new head coach for the 2015 season began their offseason programs on April 13th; the Green Bay Packers, who do not have a new head coach, started offseason training on April 20th.

On May fourth, the Green Bay Packers announced the opening of their 2015 Training Camp. Packers players will report to camp on Wednesday, July 29th, with practice beginning the next day on the 30th.

Along with that announcement, the team has released the dates of open practices during the Organized Team Activities and Minicamp. Thanks to these announcements, we now know the full schedule for the 2015 offseason. Here's the full schedule for the Packers' offseason practices through the start of training camp.

Rookie Minicamp

Players arrive May 7
Practices May 8-9

Organized Team Activities

May 27-29 (May 28 practice open to public)
June 2-4 (June 2 practice open)
June 9-12 (June 10 practice open)

Mandatory Minicamp

June 16-18 (practices on June 16 and 18 are open)

Training Camp

Wednesday, July 29: players report
Thursday, July 30: practice begins

Based on the start of camp, the Packers will likely hold the annual Family Night Scrimmage on Friday, August 7th or Saturday, August 8th. The organization typically announces the Family Night date when they announce their training camp practice schedule later this summer.

Expect most of the Packers' players to be present for the entirety of the offseason program. The team has used workout bonuses heavily in their veterans' contracts in order to ensure those players' attendance in the offseason. For example, five players have workout bonuses worth $500,000 apiece for 2015: Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Sam Shields, and Jordy Nelson. Young players on their rookie contracts typically are present as well, as they greatly benefit from the work that they put in during these early practices.