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Bill Belichick, Patriots cancel 2 final OTA sessions, team off until training camp

Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm

The Patriots are officially off for over a month.

On Tuesday, speaking at the 2018 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards lunch, owner Robert Kraft announced Thursday and Friday's final two OTA sessions have been canceled, which means players don't have to report again until training camp.

“Part of that is I think great things that happened last week having everyone here and then I think yesterday they had a team-building activity that was really good and the new, young players we have here, the free agents — I am excited about this team," Kraft said to reporters. "I think we’re going to have a lot of fun this year. I understand sometimes people in the media have to work things up a little bit, but I will just tell you I and my family are very excited about the upcoming season.”

There were OTA sessions scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, but Monday the team took a field trip to Fenway Park, which means there was only one on-field session this week.

This isn't completely out of left field for Bill Belichick, as he's canceled the final session in the past, but this is a good sign that he feels like the team had a good spring.

Training camp will be the next time the players have to report and that is in late July, although official dates have not been announced.

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