In less than two weeks, the Texans begin their fifth offseason workout program under head coach Bill O'Brien. The purpose of the NFL offseason program is to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.
Players return to NRG Stadium on April 16 for the start of the nine-week voluntary offseason program which is conducted in three phases.
The Texans 2018 offseason dates are as follows:
April 16: First day
April 16-20: Offseason workouts (Phase 1, Week 1)
April 23-27: Offseason workouts (Phase 1, Week 2)
April 30-May 4: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 3)
May 8-12: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 4)
May 11-13: Three-day rookie minicamp
May 14-18: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 5)
May 21: Start of OTAs (organized team activities)
May 21-22, May 24: OTA #1, 2, 3 (Phase 3, Week 6)
May 29-31: OTA #4, 5, 6 (Phase 3, Week 7)
June 4-5, June 7-8: OTA #7, 8, 9, 10 (Phase 3, Week 8)
June 12-14: Mandatory Minicamp (Phase 3, Week 9). This is the only portion of offseason workout program that is mandatory.
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 permitted.
Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of OTA activity. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
*The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of individual clubs.