Bills can begin offseason program on Monday

Phase 1 of the offseason program will last for four weeks this year

Like all NFL teams, the Buffalo Bills are allowed to begin Phase 1 of their offseason program on Monday.

Typically, Phase 1 of the nine-week program lasts two weeks. However, the NFL sent a memo to all teams last week stating that Phase 1 will be four weeks long this year, ending on May 14, with Phase 2 beginning May 17.

Also in the memo were several changes to how workouts may be conducted during Phase 1 this season. Teams may conduct up to two hours of directed activity each day, but all meetings must be conducted virtually.

While the players of several teams have released statements via the Players' Association stating either their entire team will boycott or many on their roster will not participate in these voluntary workouts, there has been nothing released by Bills players as of Sunday evening.

Players may work out in the weight room on a voluntary basis under the direction of the team’s strength and conditioning coaches, with no more than 10 players at a time. No more than 20 players are allowed at the same time inside the team facilities.

There is no on-field work allowed during Phase 1, except for players who elect to work out on their own during normal business hours, but with no footballs or coaches allowed.

Workouts are voluntary for all players, and they cannot be fined or disciplined in any way for not attending, whether in-person or virtually.

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