According to Dan Weiderer of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears canceled their OTA practice today. League sources state the Bears violated the rules of the CBA, holding live contact drills in May.
The Bears were hosting the media on Tuesday. But after their violation caused the practice to be canceled completely, the media will be in-house for Wednesday’s OTA.
Wednesday also marks the Bears’ final OTA practice of the offseason which reporters will be able to attend.
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First-time head coach, Matt Eberflus, is no stranger to the NFL’s protocols. With growing concerns over player safety in the recent decade of football, the NFL implemented these rules for a reason.
Coach Flus knows how to run an offseason as he’s been in the NFL for years now. This slip seems to be a byproduct of Matt Eberflus’ overwhelming responsibilities as the leader of the Chicago Bears.
This CBA violation isn’t something to be overly concerned about yet. With plenty of time before real preparation for the 2022 season begins, the Chicago Bears have a large margin of error.
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