First Phase Of Steelers Offseason Program Starts Tuesday

Phase one of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason program gets underway on Tuesday of next week.

The first phase will be for two weeks and the activities will be limited to strength and conditioning only as per the rules of the CBA.

Below is a quick recap of all of the offseason phases and what is, and isn’t allowed..

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program.  On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis.  No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are allowed.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program.  Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”.  No live contact is alloweed, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Besides OTA s would it be okay for Big Ben to get his buddies together for a little football throw around. Of course this would include all wide receivers and running backs. It would be great if they could just work on their timing. Just think of how Manning hits his fast guys in stride and they turn short throws into very big plays.

  • Steelers@2010

    Hmm! The first phase begins, the draft is yet three weeks away? Seems like the draft would be before all of these conditioning programs start.

  • D.j. Hoy

    Hopefully we get some news on Sean Spence’s progress and future.

  • Fu-Schnickens

    This tom-foolery of waiting around for the f’ing draft is ridiculous. Who is to benefit by this?

  • IQB

    The league’s bank account as well as ESPN’s. By moving it into May, that time period is ‘tv sweeps’ which is when TV series end and therefore advertiser dollar fees are raised significantly . All Goodell cares about is $$$$.

  • SfSteeler

    he is a finance guy that made $44M last year…oh, and the radio city music hall schedule couldnt fit the NFL into the end of april…


  • IQB

    How could they not have the Radio City Music Hall not booked years/forever in advance lol