The Pittsburgh Steelers continue Phase Three of their offseason workouts, and the final step of the process will with their Mandatory Minicamp schedule from Tuesday-Thursday of this week. This is the final organized workout the Steelers will have until the team reports to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA on July 25th as they prepare themselves for the 2015 season.
During minicamp, as was the case during Organized Team Activities (OTAs), there are plenty of rules and restrictions the team must follow under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. See what the teams can, and cannot, do during these workouts:
The Phase Three rules set forth in Article 21, Section 2(b)(iii) of this Agreement shall apply to all minicamp activities. Two-a-day practices shall be permitted at two of the three practice days of the Club's one mandatory minicamp, subject to the following rules:
(i) players may be on the field for a total of no more than three and one-half hours per day;
(ii) players may participate in one practice for no more than two and one-half hours of on-field activities under Phase Three rules;
(iii) the second practice may only be for the remaining portion of the players' daily three and one-half hour on-field activities and shall be limited to walk-through instruction only;
(iv) no organized team activities (including treatment and taping) may begin prior to 7:00am local time or end after 8:30pm local time, and players
shall be given at least one hour for lunch and dinner each;
(v) players may only be asked to participate in Club activities for a maximum of ten hours per day including taping and treatment but excluding meal time. The on-field time limits described above shall begin as soon as position coaches begin to coach players on the field.
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