Does anyone know how this plays with the new CBA? This almost certainly will mean compressing the OTAs. Obviously this year we already had our rookie mini camp; under the new plan, it would not happen until June. I wonder if there are restrictions on the frequency of the OTA's. But what's the point of having them until you have your full team (including rookies?) And if you're not going to start them til June, it's going to run straight into training camp.

Another concern is that if this provides a longer vacation for the veterans (I'm looking at you, Bryant McKinnie) that could be a negative for some of our more motivationally-challenged guys.