NFL OTAs 2024: Tracking the Latest Injuries, Holdouts, and More

With NFL OTAs underway, we're tracking the latest news, rumors, injuries, holdouts, and other developments coming out of spring practices.

Football is back. Kind of.

NFL OTAs (organized team activities) begin in earnest this week as all 32 teams begin laying the foundations for next season.

It’s an important time for all involved, especially rookies, new head coaches, and players who switched teams during the offseasons.

A lot of news comes out of spring practices, from injury updates to contract holdouts to notable quotes. Follow our updated tracker for all the latest developments from NFL OTAs.

Latest News and Notes from NFL OTAs

Arizona Cardinals

  • Kyler Murray is already connecting with his new favorite target at OTAs, as rookie wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. hauls in a pass during practice.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Bijan Robinson should be ready to go by minicamp, per head coach Raheem Morris.

Baltimore Ravens

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported safety Jamal Adams visited the Ravens on Tuesday.

  • Head coach John Harbaugh is already impressed with newcomer Derrick Henry. Harbaugh told reporters Wednesday that the All-Pro running back not only sets an example in the weight room and meetings, but adds how Henry will ask questions to coaches via text message at night.

Buffalo Bills

  • Linebacker Matt Milano likely won’t practice until training camp, per WGRZ-TV’s Jon Scott. Tackle Spencer Brown will be limited during OTAs.

  • The Athletic’s Tim Graham highlighted a change made to the team’s practice facility.

Carolina Panthers

  • Bryce Young is winning over new teammate Diontae Johnson. The former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver told ESPN’s David Newton that he’s accurate and smart, plus “he knows how to get his guys in position.”

Chicago Bears

  • Bears head coach Matt Eberflus offered plenty of praise for new franchise quarterback Caleb Williams. According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Eberflus compared Williams’ personality and arrival in Chicago to how players were drawn to Dak Prescott in Dallas after Tony Romo was injured.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals first-round pick Amarius Mims is eager to learn from the veteran offensive tackles, according to Pro Football Network’s Jay Morrison. “Being a young guy, the fastest way to get on the field is knowing the plays,” Mims said. “And the quickest way to get off is not knowing. It’s my job. I’ve got to hone in on stuff like that.”

Cleveland Browns

  • Deshaun Watson won’t throw Wednesday as part of his rehab plan following shoulder surgery. He did practice on Tuesday.

Dallas Cowboys

  • Micah Parsons is not at OTAs, per Cowboys writer Clarence Hill Jr.

  • However, head coach Mike McCarthy addressed Parsons’ situation Wednesday. He told the Dallas media that he’s spent a lot of time with the All-Pro pass rusher and adds he’s in excellent shape when Parsons visited the team facility Friday.
  • McCarthy also addressed the development of Trey Lance. The head coach says he’s “very, very pleased” with the backup quarterback. He concluded how Lance will play “a large part” of the offensive snaps during the August preseason games.
  • Prescott, meanwhile, admitted to reporters that he’s carrying some envy — envious of seeing fellow Dallas franchises the Rangers, Stars and Mavericks all either win a championship or currently pursue one in their respective sports.
  • Trey Lance shares that his mindset “really hasn’t changed.” “[My confidence] is much higher than when I got into the NFL … I feel great about where I’m at. Continuing to get better, continuing to learn, and just continuing to be a better quarterback.”

Denver Broncos

  • Broncos linebacker Drew Sanders will be out six to nine months after suffering a torn Achilles tendon last month.

Detroit Lions

  • After missing rookie minicamp due to personal reasons, Lions head coach Dan Campbell was spotted on the practice field as Detroit began OTAs.
  • According to Campbell, WR Jameson Williams is a “Man on a mission.” He added that he is the most improved player since the start of spring.

Green Bay Packers

  • Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Jordan Love discussed the quarterback’s attendance at practice.

Houston Texans

  • Receiver Tank Dell, recovering from a fractured fibula, is attending Texans OTAs.

  • KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson reports there were two key Texans not present on Tuesday.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Anthony Richardson joked with reporters Wednesday that he was in elementary school when he saw new backup QB Joe Flacco win Super Bowl 47. Richardson also addressed reporters while sporting a Tyrese Haliburton Indiana Pacers jersey — showcasing his support of the franchise during the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson discussed Trevor Lawrence’s possible extension on Monday. “Obviously, the sooner you get it done, right, right, it’s behind everybody, and now we focus on football, so that’s not lingering and that’s not out there,” Pederson said.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Patrick Mahomes is in the building.

  • Mahomes is already taking a liking to newcomer Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, saying how the presence of him is “a good addition to our offense.”

 

  • Xavier Worthy, though, injured his hamstring per head coach Andy Reid and added the prized first rounder didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice.

 

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Chargers first-round pick Joe Alt was surprisingly working with the second-team offensive line during OTAs. Trey Pipkins III is currently starting at right tackle, as Alt works his way up the depth chart and gets acclimated to life in the NFL.

Los Angeles Rams

  • Rams head coach Sean McVay discussed Kyren Williams’ injured foot.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore reported Davante Adams is at the team’s facility even though he’s not practicing.

Miami Dolphins

  • Pro Football Network’s Adam Beasley reported quarterback Tua Tagovailoa did not attend practice on Tuesday.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Vikings quarterback Sam Darnold talked about transitioning from San Francisco to Minnesota.

New England Patriots

  • Keion White remarks on the difference between Bill Belichick and Jerod Mayo.

“We don’t got Bill cursing us out every play anymore, but it’s still pretty similar,” White said Monday, via NBC Sports Boston. “I miss it. I like Bill. He’s my type of coach, like a hard-ass. I like that. I respond well to things like that.

“But Mayo’s done a pretty good job, too. It’s all different. Mayo’s doing a really good job of staying true to himself, not trying to fill somebody else’s shoes, but create his own path, and I really respect that.”

  • Cole Strange is “month-to-month,” per Mayo, and reportedly could be out until midseason.

New Orleans Saints

  • NewOrleans.Football’s Mike Triplett reported Taysom Hill was going through drills at a different position.

New York Giants

  • Rookie wide receiver Malik Nabers getting work in on Tuesday.

  • Head coach Brian Daboll says that Nabers is learning “a couple different positions.”
  • Daboll shares that neither Darius Slayton or Darren Waller are at OTAs. No update or clarity on either.
  • Daniel Jones said he wasn’t “fired up” knowing the Giants make a quarterback on draft night. Said he was, however, fired up when the pick was Nabers

New York Jets

  • Robert Saleh asked whether Aaron Rodgers is 100% back from a torn Achilles.

“That’s probably a better question for him,” Saleh said Tuesday, via Yahoo Sports’ Jori Epstein. “But as far as we’re concerned, his track and what he’s able to do, there’s no limitations to what we’re asking him to do at practice.”

  • Aaron Rodgers throws 3 TD passes in first practice.

  • The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt shared an update from Aaron Rodgers.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • New running back Saquon Barkley already has fallen in love with being in the offensive huddle, saying to reporters Wednesday that all it took was Wednesday’s 7-on-7 session to realize how much he likes the talent surrounding him.

 

  • Following Davante Parker’s retirement, the Eagles signed John Ross to a one-year deal

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Justin Fields told reporters that he’s “nowhere near his ceiling” and is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job.

Seattle Seahawks

  • Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is embracing Sam Howell, despite the duo potentially competing for the starting job in Seattle. Smith mentioned that he isn’t worried about who starts or is the back-up, as the competition will only make the Seahawks better.

San Francisco 49ers

  • Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged Christian McCaffrey’s absence during OTAs but doesn’t seem concerned about the situation. “It is voluntary. I’m not too concerned about Christian,” Shanahan said. “But no, he hasn’t been here.”
  • NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reported 49ers DL Nick Bosa is in attendance, while Brandon Aiyuk is not.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Tackle Tristan Wirfs didn’t report to OTAs and doesn’t plan to amid his desire for a new contract, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Tennessee Titans

  • Titans running back Tony Pollard talked about adjusting to his new team.

Washington Commanders

  • Bobby Wagner addressed the media in his first OTAs with the Commanders. Among the topics? His early thoughts on No. 2 overall pick Jayden Daniels. Wagner said he’s seen lots of potential in the rookie quarterback.

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