As the NFL Players Association has repeatedly struck a chord with the idea of so-called voluntary organized team activities, some clubs have changed their practice plans and have even ruled out mandatory minicamp sessions that will be held this month.
According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, the Baltimore Ravens have reduced their mandatory mini-field by one day and will now practice instead only on Tuesday and Wednesday before heading out to next month’s training camp.
John Harbaugh, the Ravens ’head coach, is scheduled to speak to reporters sometime this week and can explain why he chose to give his players a day off before the start of the summer.
Last week, Kyle Shanahan, coach of the San Francisco 49ers announced he canceled the rest of his team’s OTA and also canceled the mandatory mini-field scheduled for Tuesday to Thursday after several players were injured. Houston Texans coach David Culley has reached an agreement with the players for cancel their required mini-field after which the club “achieved what we wanted to achieve” during the OTA.
The Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles are also among the teams that canceled the minicamp.