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Ravens lose two OTAs for rules violation
| 3 weeks ago

The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited their final two organized team activities this week as a result of an undisclosed infraction, NFL Vice President of Football Communications Michael Signora announced.

It is the second time in three years that the Ravens have been disciplined for violating offseason workout rules of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was fined $100,000 and coach John Harbaugh was hit for $50,000, respectively, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

The Baltimore Sun first reported the team's latest breach of CBA protocol.

Harbaugh explained in a statement released by the team that the Ravens have been "singled out for pass coverage contact" during the early portion of OTAs.

"We have heavily emphasized these CBA pass coverage rules in meetings, and coached them diligently on the practice field," Harbaugh continued. "It has also been our priority to include our veteran players, along with new Ravens who have practiced and played for other teams, in the process and use their input and ideas. Even with consistent and repeated teaching, these rules pose considerable adjustments for the young players.

"We have tried very hard to eliminate contact in pass coverage during OTAs, even so far as to pull players out of practice who struggle with these adjustments. I am confident we have done everything within our power and ability to practice within the rules, and we will continue to focus on preparing, teaching and practicing the right way."

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