Packers offseason schedule: When are OTAs, rookie minicamps?

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Green Bay Packers fans have good reason to be excited entering the 2024 season, but an important few months await Matt LaFleur's team.

The Packers' offseason program is underway, beginning with strength-and-conditioning work this month. They will move on to organized team activities and minicamp before finally beginning training camp later in the summer.

Along with their on-field work, the Packers also hold 11 selections in the 2024 NFL Draft and must make an important decision regarding Eric Stokes' fifth-year option.

How can you keep track of Green Bay's offseason? Let's take a big-picture look at what's to come in the months ahead.

When are the Green Bay Packers' OTAs?

The Packers have announced the dates for their organized team activities (OTAs). Practices will be held on these days:

  • May 20-21
  • May 23
  • May 28-28
  • May 31
  • June 3-4
  • June 6

These practices are voluntary, although they are important as the coaching staff continues to implement their plans for the new season. It's necessary for a young Packers team to get valuable practice reps together. There are restrictions in place, the most notable being that no contact is allowed.

However, Jordan Love will get important reps with his young receiving corps. They can focus on timing and chemistry while working on any issues they want to improve from last season.

When is the Green Bay Packers' rookie minicamp?

The Packers will host their rookie minicamp on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

It's a chance for the new additions to the roster—draft picks, undrafted free agents, and rookies in for tryouts—to meet the coaches and get to know each other. Rookie minicamp gives the first-year players time to get familiar with how things work before the veterans return for the start of OTAs.

When is the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp?

Following OTAs, the Packers will host their three-day mandatory minicamp from June 11-13.

Unlike the previous practices, every player is expected to attend minicamp. The sessions themselves share lots of similarities to OTAs. While the whole team will be on the practice field, they can't wear pads or have any contact. It limits what they can do, but the aim is to gradually increase the on-field work before the real preparations begin at training camp.

How much will Packers players earn for attending offseason program?

Players don't have to attend the voluntary portion of the offseason program, but many have an incentive to do so. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, these Packers can earn additional money by attending the voluntary offseason program, which he notes usually requires an attendance of around 85%.

  • Jaire Alexander: $700,000
  • Kenny Clark: $700,000
  • Rashan Gary: $700,000
  • Josh Jacobs: $600,000
  • Elgton Jenkins: $500,000
  • Jordan Love: $500,000
  • Preston Smith: $500,000
  • Xavier McKinney: $400,000
  • Keisean Nixon: $200,000
  • Corey Ballentine: $100,000
  • Greg Joseph: $50,000
  • Tucker Kraft: $50,000
  • Sean Rhyan: $40,000
  • Tyler Davis: $20,000
  • Kristian Welch: $20,000

The Packers can't force players to attend the voluntary practices, which is why they tend to offer incentives in their contracts. This is a good way of ensuring veterans are in attendance throughout most of the OTAs. We can expect to see most of the Packers' key starters on the practice field.

Full Packers 2024 offseason schedule

It's a busy offseason for the Packers. They have a chance to take the next step toward becoming NFC contenders with good work in the months ahead, beginning in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here are the most important offseason dates:



2024 NFL Draft

April 25-27

Fifth-year option deadline

May 2

Rookie minicamp

May 3-4

2024 NFL schedule release

May (TBD)

Packers OTAs

May 20-21, 23, 28-29, 31, June 3-4, 6

Packers minicamp

June 11-13

Packers training camp

Late July (TBD)

While the excitement surrounds the 2024 NFL Draft in April, May is also an important month on the NFL calendar.

Green Bay must make a decision on Eric Stokes' fifth-year option, and the NFL schedule release is just around the corner. While the league hasn't announced a date, it usually happens on a Thursday in the first half of the month—last year's schedule was released on May 11.

Following OTAs and minicamp, the Packers' players will get around six weeks off before returning for training camp. The dates have yet to be announced, but camp usually begins near the end of July.

When is Packers' fifth-year option deadline for Eric Stokes?

The Packers have to make a decision on Eric Stokes' fifth-year option by May 2.

It's not an easy choice. Stokes has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but Green Bay must decide this offseason whether to extend it by another season. It would give the Packers longer to evaluate Stokes and make a decision on his long-term future, but it comes with a cost. Over The Cap projects that Stokes' fifth-year option would cost $12.47 million, which is fully guaranteed.

Do the Packers want to commit over $12 million to Stokes, who has barely played in the past two seasons? It's a risk. We'll find out before the May 2 deadline.

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