NFL organized team activities and minicamps are starting to get underway, but the Washington Football Team decided to make a notable change in the workout schedule. Head coach Ron Rivera has reportedly canceled the third and final week of the team's OTAs.
This was done so that the players could have some more time to themselves next month before training camp begins in late July. The team also moved their mandatory minicamp up a week. While it may seem unordinary, Washington isn't the only team doing something like this.
Many teams across the NFL are altering their offseason programs as coaching staffs work with players to determine what the best course of action is for workouts. Some teams have cut down on workout days and others have changed practice schedules as well.
This is due to the NFLPA encouraging its players to not attend the originally scheduled in-person parts of the offseason program. Compromises are seeming to be made and that bodes well for the relationship between players and the organizations in which they are a part of.
It'll be interesting to see if any other teams take the route that Washington did and simply decrease the number of offseason workouts in order to keep players happy. Nevertheless, OTAs and minicamps mean the opening kickoff of the NFL season is just around the corner in the fall.
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