A dozen NFL teams kick off OTAs Monday, so news should pick up this week from sssslow to sorta slow.
We don’t want to get hysterical over absences at OTAs. After all, the events are voluntary and many players will miss a handful of practices for good reasons.
For that reason, we’ll include all the early absences in one post instead of dragging the news out and giving it more importance than is merited. Here goes:
Tampa Bay: Kellen Winslow, Derrick Ward, left tackle Donald Penn, and guard Davin Joseph are all absent, according to Pewter Report. Penn’s absence was expected; he’s in a contract standoff. Joseph recently underwent surgery.
Dallas: Marcus Spears, who has signed his restricted free agent tender, was not in attendance. Patrick Crayton was a no-show, as expected. Tony Romo was there in favor of Byron Nelson Classic.
Denver: DJ Williams and Jamal Williams are out for Denver. Unsigned restricted free agent Elvis Dumervil is on the field.
Kansas City: The Chiefs have perfect attendance except for unsigned restricted free agent Jarrad Page.