What’s next for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason?


The NFL offseason is quickly approaching its inevitable anti-climatic end. With the exception of a potential Russell Wilson contract extension, the big offseason stories are behind us.

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Free agency: check

NFL Draft: check

Rookie minicamp: check

What’s next?

The Seahawks are now in the middle of their offseason workout program. Most of it is optional for veteran players, though few will miss more than a day or two. Some players even have bonuses built into their contracts if the attend every workout.

The next big date on the calendar is May 26-27. That is the first of four remaining OTAs (organized team activities) this offseason. The other are June 1-2, June 4th, and June 8-11.

The OTA on June 4th was supposed to be longer. Workouts on June 5th and 6th were cancelled after the league stripped the Seahawks of two workouts for violating rules last year. These workouts are required to be non-contact, and the league determined that one of Seattle’s workouts last year didn’t fit that description.

The most important remaining dates on the calendar for the Seahawks are June 17-19. Those are dates for Seattle’s mandatory veteran minicamp. That’s the closest thing we’ll get to a real look at what the Seahawks will like like this season until training camp begins.

After the veteran minicamp, the players are on their own until training camp begins. The dates for training camp haven’t been announced yet, but camp typically begins at the end of July. Once those practice dates are set, We’ll be sure to post them and what you need to do if you’d like tickets to watch.

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