This month, the Texans begin their fourth offseason workout program under head coach Bill O'Brien. Players return to NRG Stadium on April 17 for the start of the nine-week voluntary offseason program.
Here are other important dates on the 2017 offseason schedule:
April 17: Offseason workouts begin
April 17-21: Offseason workouts (Phase 1, Week 1)
April 24-28: Offseason workouts (Phase 1, Week 2)
May 1-5: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 3)
May 8-12: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 4)
May 12-14 Three-day rookie minicamp
May 15-19: Offseason workouts (Phase 2, Week 5)
May 22: Start of OTAs (organized team activities)
May 22-May 23, May 25: OTA #1, 2, 3 (Phase 3, Week 6)
May 30-31, June 1: OTA #4, 5, 6 (Phase 3, Week 7)
June 5-6, June 8-9: OTA #7, 8, 9, 10 (Phase 3, Week 8)
June 13-15: 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.