Arizona Cardinals players back to work in April
The Arizona Cardinals announced their off-season schedule that commences in April
Are you ready for some football? Who are we kidding, of course you are and so are we, always. The Arizona Cardinals announced their offseason schedule on their website on Tuesday. It all starts with Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) on April 18th at the team headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.
A day later the Cardinals will start their strength and conditioning program on April 18th. Attendance is not required for veterans. I believe you will see most of the players show up as they usually do though. I think this team wants to put last season in the rear view mirror as quickly as possible and start work towards another Super Bowl run.
The NFL Draft will be held in Chicago again, however the Cardinals will once again hold their draft party at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. This all takes place April 28-30. The first round of the draft is Thursday night April 28th, the second and third rounds on Friday the 29th, and then the final four rounds on Saturday April 30th.
The Cardinals also have other OTA’s scheduled. They are scheduled from May 17-19, May 24-26, and May 31-June 3. The team completes their offseason schedule with a minicamp from June 7-9. That is mandatory for all players.
As previously stated though, I don’t believe there will be much of an issue with players not attending. The Cardinals know what they left on the table in the playoffs. They have unfinished business. Nothing like starting that process earlier rather than later.
No dates have been announced for training camp yet, however typically that begins at the end of July into the beginning of August. Once those dates are announced we will share them with you as well.