Ravens forfeit last week of OTAs

The NFL has canceled the last week of the Ravens’ organized team activities because it was determined that the team violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s offseason workout rules.

The specific violations involve the intensity and tempo of drills during OTAs and the length of time spent by players at the team’s facility on those days.

The league’s ruling comes as a result of a complaint filed by the Players Association.

“The NFL informed us of the situation, and the action they’ve taken is appropriate,” GM Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. “We made a mistake, and it won’t happen again. We’ll complete our organized team activity days this week and then turn our focus to the start of training camp.”

The Ravens will forfeit the final week of their offseason program, which was set to run from June 14-18. Players will not be permitted at the team’s facility on those days but they will be paid for the sessions.

The team cannot reschedule the canceled days.

“When you make a mistake, you step up,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “We’re accountable. As Ozzie said, it won’t happen again.”

In addition to tomorrow’s originally scheduled open practice, the Ravens have invited media members to also attend Thursday’s OTA in light of next week’s canceled practice.

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