Today is the day! The Indianapolis Colts are back in the building to begin their offseason workout program today after a couple of months away.
Today begins phase one of the offseason program for the Colts, which is conditioning and weight training. It’s also a time where injured players are rehabbing, which this year includes quarterback Andrew Luck, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. So during this portion of the program the Colts won’t actually be on the field but will be working out and getting in the best possible shape. This phase lasts for two weeks.
Following phase one, phase two involves getting on the field as it is three weeks of positional and individual drills, but no team drills are allowed (offense vs. defense, etc.). Those team drills come in phase three, which is four weeks of OTAs in which team drills, such as 11-on-11, 7-on-7, and 9-on-7, are allowed, but still no contact. The Colts’ OTAs this year will take place on May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1-2, and June 5-8, with a mandatory mini-camp wrapping it all up on June 13-15.
It’s not the most exciting time of the year, and the Colts won’t even be truly back on the field for a couple more weeks. But they’re back in the building today working out and doing conditioning work, meaning that the nine-week offseason program is officially underway.