The Seahawks will begin their official offseason program on April 16.

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The longest break NFL players get is about to end as teams can begin official offseason programs this month.

Teams that have a new coach can begin this week.

Teams such as the Seahawks who do not have a new coach can begin their official offseason program on April 16.

The offseason program starts with two weeks of what is called Phase One, with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

It continues with three weeks of Phase Two, in which on-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis (meaning, offense only and defense only). No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

The NFL also announced dates of other key offseason events on Monday.

Per the NFL, Seattle will hold its Organized Team Activities on May 21-22, May 24, May 29-30, June 1, June 4-7.

OTAs are when the team can practice 11-on-11 but no live contact is permitted.

The offseason program concludes with mandatory minicamp from June 12-14.

The rest of the offseason other than the mini-camp is officially voluntary.

Seattle will also hold a three-day rookie mini-camp on either the first or second weekend following the draft, which this year is April 26-28.