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League shuts down Jaguars OTAs

After a three-year lull in discipline against teams for violating the rules applicable to offseason workouts, the NFL has smacked down three franchises in little more than a week.

The Jaguars have announced that their ongoing Organized Team Activities will end on Thursday, at the behest of the league office.

“The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association have resolved
a complaint by the Players Association against the Jacksonville Jaguars
concerning violations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s
offseason workout rules,” the league said in a statement posted at the Jaguars’ official website.  “It was determined that the Jaguars violated the rules
concerning the intensity and tempo of drills conducted on the club’s
organized team activity days.

“As a result, the Jaguars will forfeit a week of their offseason program
(June 21-25, 2010).  Jaguars players are not permitted to be at the
facility on those days, but will be paid for the sessions.  The club
cannot reschedule the canceled days.”

The Ravens and the Raiders also have recently forfeited practice sessions due to violations of the rules.

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39 Responses to “League shuts down Jaguars OTAs”
  1. onesweetworld says: Jun 17, 2010 10:59 AM

    well at least no one will get hurt that week so they have that going for them, which is nice

  2. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Jun 17, 2010 10:59 AM

    Is this rash of OTA actions a result of the players’ union forcing the hand of League? Is the players’ union suddenly caring to positin themelves better in the CBA. Probably. Ya’all need to look into this further, Florio.

  3. sniperhare says: Jun 17, 2010 11:02 AM

    Glad to see JDR is getting the intensity started early.

  4. AllThat says: Jun 17, 2010 11:02 AM

    paid vacation…..nice

  5. CleanSlaton says: Jun 17, 2010 11:03 AM

    The NFL Management Council went on to add, ‘Besides, Jaguars practice is pointless anyway. They don’t know what they’re doing down there. I mean, they blew signing the one guy that would keep their team there for another decade, even if he is an overrated, fancy-boy. Tyson Alualu? get the F__k outta here. That’s just bad football there.’
    Word, NFL Management Council. Word.

  6. J-oh says: Jun 17, 2010 11:03 AM

    All that extra work, you’d think the jags and raiders would perform better…oh well. Cellar dwelling is a full time job and someone needs to do it!

  7. tealness says: Jun 17, 2010 11:04 AM

    the NFL is getting soft.

  8. BenRapistberger says: Jun 17, 2010 11:08 AM

    I don’t get it, does this mean that the players can’t even go to the fascility to work out like they would normally?

  9. jj jones says: Jun 17, 2010 11:09 AM

    Vic Ketchman of jaguars.com predicted this the other day.

  10. Citizen Strange says: Jun 17, 2010 11:13 AM

    #1 – The first rule of Jaguar OTAs is, you do not talk about Jaguar OTAs.
    #2 – The second rule of Jaguar OTAs is, you DO NOT talk about Jaguar OTAs.

  11. 2000TJ says: Jun 17, 2010 11:14 AM

    The NFL office is playing the good boy, throwing these bones to the NFLPA so when they go to battle, NFL looks like they are the good boys, following all the rules and honoring the requests of the NFLPA.
    At this point the NFLPA is trying anything to flex its flabby little muscles because the owners are shutting down and palying harbball with all these free agents AND idiots wanting new contracts, eg Revis, Johnson, Jackson, etc.

  12. TheOne says: Jun 17, 2010 11:15 AM

    This sucks for the Raiders, they need all the OTA’s they can get. I hope Campbell, Heyward-Bey, Murphy, and McFadden can just do work this year. I hate the Broncos and I want them to be last in that divison. I hope it goes KC, SD, OAK, DEN. But I know it will be SD, KC then DEN and OAK are a toss up.

  13. cmich06 says: Jun 17, 2010 11:16 AM

    sounds like players are protesting because of a lack of a CBA

  14. Bradenton Buc says: Jun 17, 2010 11:19 AM

    The NFL has been soft. The owners and coaches have to win. Too much at stake. Merlin Olsen must be rolling over in his grave.

  15. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 17, 2010 11:22 AM

    Since when can a football player be worked at too high of a tempo? I understand wanting to avoid contact to avoid injuries but tempo? These players are getting bigger and bigger female genitalia by the day. As I have said over and over again, bring on the AFL and UFL players next season. At at minimum they would appreciate the great opportunity and priviledge of playing in the NFL.

  16. AlanSaysYo says: Jun 17, 2010 11:26 AM

    Can’t use the facilities for OTAs? Load up the bus, boys… we’re going wood choppin’!

  17. Kaz says: Jun 17, 2010 11:26 AM

    The Ravens training practices simular to likes of Oakland and Jacksonville… Eye opening. The’ll likely end the year with simular results.

  18. jj jones says: Jun 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    “CleanSlaton says:
    June 17, 2010 11:03 AM
    The NFL Management Council went on to add, ‘Besides, Jaguars practice is pointless anyway. They don’t know what they’re doing down there. ”
    And yet they swept the Texans last year.

  19. sniperhare says: Jun 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Slaton, drafting a QB in the first round that will take 3 years to maybe play at an NFL level is good football? Tebow might have been fine in the 3rd-4th round, but he is not 1st round material. And I’ve seen him play since high school.

  20. Black QB White RB says: Jun 17, 2010 11:41 AM

    I’m gonna call the union….the tempo here at work is too fast………wonder if they’ll give me a week off with pay…………….

  21. BleedGreen says: Jun 17, 2010 11:43 AM

    Is this their way of doing a sanctioned, supported ‘work stoppage’? If you shut down the OTAs on purpose, you’re essentially going on strike.

  22. wvugrad00 says: Jun 17, 2010 11:48 AM

    Seems to be the players are trying to stick it to the teams, and reporting violations

  23. Sportnman says: Jun 17, 2010 11:48 AM

    Funny, only one of these teams has been mildly sucessful as of late.

  24. golongboyee says: Jun 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    Kaz = moron…..
    …..by the way, it is similar, not simular….might what to spend less time at recess and more time hittin’ the books. Ring, Ring…….back to class! LOL

  25. golongboyee says: Jun 17, 2010 11:56 AM

    …just another example of how “out-of touch” Goodell truly is. Make practices mandatory or not…..and stop calling them anything other than practices…..ridiculous.

  26. realitypolice says: Jun 17, 2010 11:57 AM

    Bradenton Buc says:
    June 17, 2010 11:19 AM
    The NFL has been soft. The owners and coaches have to win. Too much at stake. Merlin Olsen must be rolling over in his grave.
    ==================
    When Merlin Olsen played, there were no OTA’s. Players left at the end of the last game and came back for training camp. It wasn’t unusual to have teams to not even hear from a player for 6 months. Hell, half these guys had jobs in the offseason.

  27. Fan says: Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM

    Just curious. Who does this hurt?
    Team chemistry and performance? Yes
    Established veteran players? No
    Rookies? Yes
    2nd and 3rd year fringe players? Yes
    Coaches? Yes
    Fans? Yes
    In the end, this hurts the efforts to change team chemistry and attitude and to build a better and more competitive program.
    All because some player ratted out the team for trying to improve.
    What’s wrong with this picture?

  28. steelersmichele says: Jun 17, 2010 12:01 PM

    Complaining to the league about working too hard? Players have it soooo tough. I wish I could complain to management about working too hard, get sent home and get paid to do nothing. Too bad I’d get fired!
    Way to get the fans on your side if the league goes on strike.

  29. realitypolice says: Jun 17, 2010 12:03 PM

    Chapnasty2 says:
    June 17, 2010 11:22 AM
    Since when can a football player be worked at too high of a tempo? I understand wanting to avoid contact to avoid injuries but tempo? These players are getting bigger and bigger female genitalia by the day. As I have said over and over again, bring on the AFL and UFL players next season. At at minimum they would appreciate the great opportunity and priviledge of playing in the NFL.
    =============================
    How big were the female genetalia on Dick Butkus, Jack Youngblood, Conrad Dobler, Jim Brown, or Jack Tatum? Because they didn’t have OTA’s at all. They would have laughed at any coach that dared tell them how to spend their offseason.
    Players get paid X amount of money to X amount of work, as collectively bargained and agreed to. If teams want X + Y amount of work instead, they should work out a modification to the existing CBA or negotiate new work rules into the next one. Until then, play by the rules.
    Have fun watching your BFL (blooper football league) filled with untalented dunces. That will be fun.

  30. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 17, 2010 12:06 PM

    AlanSaysYo says: June 17, 2010 11:26 AM Can’t use the facilities for OTAs? Load up the bus, boys… we’re going wood choppin’!
    ——————————————————
    Keep that axe the hell away from the punter.

  31. CleanSlaton says: Jun 17, 2010 12:12 PM

    Hey jags fans:
    Yes you swept the Texans last year. Two words: Kris Brown. Why we haven’t cut him YET–is a source of constant agony.
    However, Jacksonville fights Buffalo every year as the WORST market in the NFL. I know Tebow sucks, I’m the one shouting that from the mountain top. All I was saying is that the guy would’ve provided some much-needed revenue and interest for that team. Can Jags fans even watch the games on TV in Jacksonville, or are they blacked out? When’s the last time they sold out a game, even with having a much higher winning percentage as a franchise than the Texans [where Reliant Stadium has sold out EVERY game]? I realize Florida is a football-crazy state too, but the Jags aren’t pulling their weight; Florida doesn’t need 3 pro teams when Texas only has 2 [and we worship football more here & are a larger contiguous landmass.]
    Root for your Jags while you can, guys. I’ve lost my team [the Oilers] before, and it’s tough, both having zero rooting interest in other teams & having to wait through seasons of awful play with a new franchise. Kubiak is going deep into the playoffs this year, and unfortunately, you guys are one of the speedbumps. Now let’s all root for McDaniels’ experiment to fail, a Peyton Manning knee injury, and get out there and play some ball!

  32. KM91 says: Jun 17, 2010 12:16 PM

    The NFL needs to man up. Too high of a tempo? These guys get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
    With that said, I’m glad JDR has Increased the intensity of his practices lately. It shows that he wants to keep his job. I guess that video of Tyron brackenridge whacking kassim osgood as he tried to catch a ball must’ve made some serious rounds last night.

  33. Seeryer says: Jun 17, 2010 12:32 PM

    When the Jags scrimmage this training camp I want at least 10 to 20 plays of ones vs ones full speed and full tackle. Keep MJD out if you must but there is nothing wrong with 20 game like plays three weeks before the season opener. I am so sick of scrimmages where guys just wrap up and the whistle is blown. Deliver a friggin blow, run your damn feet and bring the guy to the ground. If someone gets hurt, they probably would have during a preseason game anyway. THIS TEAM MUST GET TOUGHER. FULL BORE TACKLING IN SCRIMMAGES IS A SURE FIRE WAY TO TOUGHEN THEM UP. If a player has a problem with it, cut his ass. Can you hear me Rashean?

  34. jj jones says: Jun 17, 2010 12:41 PM

    “CleanSlaton says:
    June 17, 2010 12:12 PM
    Hey jags fans: Yes you swept the Texans last year. Two words: Kris Brown. ”
    I think you mean Chris Brown. You are probably talking about his fumble inside the five in the game in Houston. You could just as easily credit the Jaguars defense for stripping Brown of the ball and recovering it in the end zone.
    Regardless, history will show the Jaguars record against Houston in 2009 was 2-0.

  35. Kaz says: Jun 17, 2010 12:51 PM

    golongboyee says:
    June 17, 2010 11:55 AM
    Kaz = moron….. …..by the way, it is similar, not simular….might what to spend less time at recess and more time hittin’ the books. Ring, Ring…….back to class! LOL
    ___
    Aww, someone got their feelings hurt. I know it stung… Just as I had hoped.

  36. samh says: Jun 17, 2010 1:02 PM

    For what it’s worth, this equates to 2 OTA practices (jaguars.com reports they still got 12 of 14 possible in).

  37. midwest says: Jun 17, 2010 1:07 PM

    Hey CleanSlaton…don’t talk crap! Every time they show Houston games on TV, the stadium looks half empty.
    You know, you have a big mouth for a fan of a team that has had only one season out of seven above .500!

  38. aj says: Jun 17, 2010 1:08 PM

    …as history will show that in 2009 the Texans were 9-7 and the Jags were 7-9. Get used to the basement. The Texans have been there, done that.

  39. midwest says: Jun 17, 2010 1:31 PM

    aj…..and just think, if it wasn’t for the Jags SWEEPING the Texans, your team might have made the playoffs!

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