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Offseason dates revealed for Jets OTAs and minicamp

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Demario Davis #49 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Demario Davis #49 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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The NFL has recently revealed dates for every team in regards to organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. For the New York Jets, it all begins in late May.

This offseason is going by rather quickly as we’re already in April which means the 2018 NFL Draft is almost upon us. Recently, the NFL has officially revealed dates for every single team as to when they’ll begin their organized team activities leading to mandatory minicamp. The New York Jets have their dates set in late May into early June.

In an article written directly by the NFL directly on their site, they confirmed the Jets will begin OTAs starting on May 22-24, then again on May 29-31, and finally, from June 4-7. Keep in mind that the majority of the time, OTAs serve as a period of getting players back into the rhythm of preparing for the regular season through light exercising and drills.

From strength and conditioning, weightlifting workouts, and doing basic, non-contact drills, these are the starting platform for OTAs. It helps give players an opportunity to meet with coaches, trainers, and even new players to familiarize themselves with the new season ahead.

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These dates for the Jets are officially set when it comes to their OTAs but they can have a total of 10 altogether during the offseason. It’s best to bookmark and stay up to date for added dates and open events for fans to attend via NewYorkJets.com.

Mandatory minicamp, which requires all players on the Jets roster to attend, will be held from June 12-14. The Jets will also hold a rookie minicamp with their newly drafted class at some point shortly after this year’s draft. It’s almost always a week or two after the draft.

This offseason has been a solid one for the Jets as they continue to rebuild the right way. With a good free agency period and even more talent added in this year’s draft, 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for the Jets.

It remains to be seen if it’ll translate to playing competitive winning football this upcoming season but Jets fans should start getting an idea based on how players perform during OTAs, mandatory minicamp, and eventually, training camp later on this summer.

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