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NFL Team President Doesn't Think OTAs Are Happening

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

While the majority of professional sports leagues have been put on hold due to health concerns, the NFL continues to carry on with free agency. However, there's no guarantee that OTAs will take place this offseason.

Right now, the NFL has to focus on the upcoming draft and how it wants to handle that event. Once the dust settles from the draft, the league will need to figure out when teams can begin working out together.

Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass recently discussed the chances of teaming holding OTAs this year. Let's just say that he's not too optimistic about it happening.

Cass made it clear that he doesn't think NFL teams will have OTAs this May. He's not making any guarantees about when teams will be allowed to return to their normal schedule, but he's hopeful that training camp will not be delayed.

Here's what Cass said about OTAs, via the Ravens' official site:

"I just don't think the OTAs are going to happen at all. I hope I'm wrong. I'm hoping we can get some players in (the facility) in June, but I'm sort of doubtful of that. The next big date for the players of course will be the opening of training camp. We're all hopeful that will not be delayed."

This is a reasonable breakdown from Cass.

Unless there's a complete shift in the recent medical data, the likelihood is that teams will not be ready to hold OTAs in two months from now.

Coaches around the league should brace for a delayed start to their offseason workout programs.