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Seven teams holding mandatory minicamps this week

Sean Payton

Sean Payton


As was the case last week, all 32 NFL teams will engage in organized offseason workouts this week.

However, in a sign we’ve moved into the late stages of the pre-training camp work, seven teams — the Cardinals, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Saints and Buccaneers — will hold their mandatory minicamps in the coming week.

Per the CBA, all teams can hold one mandatory veteran minicamp with three days of practice to be held on Tuesday through Thursday. Players are to report on Monday for physicals, and they cannot work Friday. Players can wear helmets, but no pads, and contact drills are not allowed. Teams can hold two-a-day practices on 2-of-3 minicamp days, but they can’t practice for more than a total of 3.5 hours, and one practice has to be a walk-through. Overall, teams can’t work players for more than 10 hours in any of the minicamp days.

According to the CBA, the maximum starting fine for one unexcused absence from minicamp is $11,575. The fine amount can increase by as much as $11,575 per day missed. Were a player to miss all three days of minicamp, the maximum fine would be $69,450.

The Cardinals, Browns, Lions and Buccaneers wrap up their offseason workouts this week, with the other 28 teams concluding their workouts next week.