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Bills start 'Phase Three' of offseason program Tuesday with OTAs

The Buffalo Bills will have the entire team together on the field Tuesday for the first time.

Phase Three of the NFL's offseason program begins for the team with the first "organized team activity" of the spring. Every NFL team is permitted 10 such practices, which are voluntary for players. The Bills will hold over the next four weeks before wrapping up the spring with a mandatory minicamp from June 13-15.

Team drills are allowed during OTAs, which means the Bills can hold 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills between the offense and defense. No 1-on-1 drills, like receivers against cornerbacks or offensive lineman against defensive lineman, are permitted under terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players.

None of the OTAs or minicamp are open to the public. Media will attend three OTA practices, with the first coming Thursday. After practice, the Bills will make assistant coaches available to the media for the first time since they were hired.


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