Now that player suspensions have been handed out and we can finally begin to put Bountygate in our rearview mirror, it's time for Saints fans to start thinking and talking about actual football. Fortunately, the NFL officially released league-wide minicamp and OTA dates across yesterday afternoon.
The Saints will be holding organized team activities (OTAs) on May 22-24, May 29-31 and June 11-14. They will hold their rookie minicamp on May 11-13 and their combined minicamp on June 5-7.
Clubs are permitted to hold a rookie minicamp on one of the first two weekends after the NFL Draft and conduct one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. Clubs with new head coaches, however, are permitted to conduct one additional voluntary minicamp for veteran players. There is no restriction on the number of minicamps a club may hold for rookie players.
Are you ready for some football?