Raiders offseason schedule announced

Raiders offseason schedule announced
April 3, 2014, 2:00 pm
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The Raiders’ offseason workout program will begin on April 22. (USATSI)

The NFL announced offseason practice schedules on Thursday afternoon, including the Raiders slate.

The Raiders’ offseason workout program will begin on April 22, a day after teams with returning head coaches can get started.

The team will hold formal Organized Team Activities (OTAs) May 27-28, May 30, June 2-3, June 5 and June 9-12. Those sessions are technically voluntary, but generally hold perfect attendance.

The Raiders’ mandatory minicamp will run from June 17-19.

A post-draft rookie minicamp will likely be added to this schedule, but it has not been formally announced.

These sessions will be important for a team with tremendous turnover, especially on defense. It will allow these players, including new quarterback Matt Schaub, to acclimate themselves to a new scheme and new terminology.

All workouts will be conducted at the team complex in Alameda.