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NFL shuts down Jags OTAs


The Jaguars OTA practices were to end on Thursday, following a directive from the NFL to suspend the team's final two practices, scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, due to what the league has determined is an excessively intense regimen by the Jaguars this spring.

Previously, the Baltimore Ravens' OTAs were suspended for the same reason. The NFL permits teams to conduct 14 OTA practices. The Jaguars were to conduct their 12th and final OTA of the spring on Thursday.

"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 NFL said in a statement to be released Thursday morning. "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 ("OTA 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 cancelled days."

The first training camp practice is set for July 30. Players may return to the Jaguars' facility to continue conditioning, following the OTA suspension.

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