Vikings Players Announce They Won’t Attend OTAs


The NFLPA released a statement on behalf of the Vikings players announcing they’re joining the list of teams with players who are skipping OTAs. 

The full list includes:

  1. Broncos
  2. Buccaneers
  3. Lions
  4. Seahawks
  5. Patriots
  6. Bears
  7. Browns
  8. Giants
  9. Raiders
  10. Steelers
  11. Falcons
  12. Chargers
  13. Jets
  14. Dolphins
  15. Rams
  16. 49ers
  17. Saints
  18. Ravens
  19. Eagles
  20. Vikings

Other teams will likely join this group in the coming days. 

The NFL and NFLPA have been negotiating for what OTAs will look like this offseason. Last year, everything was virtual due to the pandemic and the NFLPA has been pushing for that to remain the case in 2021, citing lower injury rates last season. 

However, with the vaccine becoming more readily available and cases falling in many parts of the country, the NFL had been showing indications it wanted to go back to having at least some portion of in-person and on-field work for OTAs, set to start later this month. 

NFLPA president J.C. Tretter called last week for players to skip OTAs in response. 

OTAs are not mandatory but some players have workout bonuses and other contract details that hinge on attendance at OTAs. 

We’ll have more on OTAs as the news is available. 

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