The roster-building portion of the NFL offseason is mostly over. Free agency is behind us, as is the 2023 NFL Draft. We also know the full week-by-week schedule for the upcoming season.
All that’s left is to see these teams in action on the field, and that’s what the next two weeks are for. After going through voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) throughout May, it’s time for mandatory minicamps. Teams will go through two to three days of workouts with the entire club before having one final break, then the grind of the 2023 campaign begins with the start of training camp in late July.
Below you’ll find the mandatory minicamp schedule for every team as well as real-time highlights, updates and analysis from around the league, beginning Tuesday.
Nine teams start mandatory minicamp this week: The Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Commanders. Coaches and players will speak at the conclusion of practice.
Watch out for Aiyuk
Those on hand for 49ers mandatory minicamp singled one player out, but it wasn’t Christian McCaffrey. Or George Kittle. Or Deebo Samuel.
It was Brandon Aiyuk, whom The Athletic said was the best player on the field during the team’s two-day session.
“We’ve been having our battles since college,” cornerback Deommodore Lenoir said of Aiyuk. “He’s going to be a top-five receiver in this league this year. He’s going to put everybody on notice.”
A first-round pick in 2020, Aiyuk began his NFL career in Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse before emerging as an integral piece in one of the league’s best offenses. He’s gotten better every year — he put up career-highs in catches (78), yards (1,015) and touchdowns (eight) in 2022 — so don’t be surprised if he is a Pro Bowler this fall.
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