Tampa Bay Buccaneers Join The Broncos & Seahawks Players In Boycotting The OTAs

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The NFL Players Association announced on Tuesday that Denver Broncos players will be the first team of players who will boycott OTAs.

Jeremy Fowler reported the Seahawks would be issuing a similar statement through the NFLPA, which they ultimately did.

Hours later, the Super Bowl champs Tampa Bya Bucs joined them as well.

Last year, everything was virtual due to the pandemic and the NFLPA has been pushing for things to remain the same in 2021 as well.

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

Also on Tuesday, the NFL issued a memo to all team personnel that announced the league’s plans to move forward with COVID-19 vaccination education and accessibility and encouraged all players and staff to get vaccinated.

“In light of expanded vaccine eligibility, it is appropriate now to take further steps to educate about and promote vaccine availability and acceptance within the NFL,” said the statement.

“In light of expanded vaccine eligibility, it is appropriate now to take further steps to educate about and promote vaccine availability and acceptance within the NFL,” said the statement