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Cleveland Browns' offseason program begins April 17th

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp
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The Cleveland Browns are set to begin their offseason programs on April 17th, leading up to the 2017 NFL season. Teams with new head coaches have already started their offseason programs this past week, while other teams, including the Browns, begin two weeks later. For the Browns, that April 17th date will begin "Phase One" of the team's offseason program. According to the CBA, that consists of the following:

Phase One shall consist of the first two weeks of the Club's offseason workout program. Phase One activities shall be limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. During Phase One, only full-time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches, who have no other coaching responsibilities with the Club, shall be allowed on the field; no other coaches shall be allowed on the field or to otherwise participate in or observe activities. No footballs shall be permitted to be used (only "dead ball" activities), except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers provided they are not covered by any other player. Players cannot wear helmets during Phase One.

Only the Browns' strength and conditioning coaches would be allowed on the field. More coaches can start getting involved when minicamps and organized team activities commence, per the schedule below:

Offseason Workouts (Phase 1): April 17-21, April 24-28,
Voluntary Minicamp: April 19-22
Offseason Workouts (Phase 2): May 1-5, May 8-12, May 15-19
Rookie Minicamp: May 12-14
OTA Offseason Workouts (Phase 3): May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
Mandatory Minicamp: June 13-15