Patriots enter Phase 3 of offseason work

Patriots enter Phase 3 of offseason work
May 27, 2014, 11:45 am
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The Patriots are ramping it up over the next three weeks. Beginning Tuesday, the team begins Phase 3 of voluntary offseason training activities (OTAs).
 
They’ll work out Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for the next two weeks then Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (June 9, 10, 12 and 13).
 
The following week will be the Patriots three-day minicamp (June 17-19).

This week, for the first time in the 2014 offseason, all coaches are allowed on the field to supervise Team Offense vs. Team Defense drills. Live contact, 1-on-1 OL vs. DL pass rush or pass-protection drills, bump-and-run work between DBs and WRs and special team drills with 1-on-1 matchups are not permitted. Clubs may require players to wear helmets; no shells are permit­ted.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows 10 of these Phase 3 OTA sessions. Phase 1 allowed only strength and conditioning coaches on the field.
 
Phase 2 allowed coaches on the field but no offense vs. defense work.
 
Media access will be Thursday the next three weeks.