What to look for at Patriots OTAs
The Patriots began their offseason team activities this week, but there will now be two fewer days of those OTAs.
ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Wednesday night that the Patriots are losing two days of OTAs due to "a violation of offseason rules."
As a result, Thursday's practice has been called off and another session next week will be canceled as well.
It's unclear exactly what the violation was. Last year, the Cowboys were docked an OTA for a practice that was deemed too physical. Live contact is not allowed during OTAs, and the NFL Players Association monitors every team's activities.
The Cowboys were also fined in 2021, while the Jaguars, 49ers, Bears and Ravens have all been penalized in recent years for violations of offseason rules as well.