NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Voluntary or not, at OTAs the Titans’ preaching about being a good teammate and doing what is best for the team is clashing right now with guys doing their own thing and following the guidance of their union.

The NFLPA failed to negotiate away OTAs in a new collective bargaining agreement it signed off on in 2020.


Pool photo, George Walker, The Tennessean

Only a year later, after seeing the effects of an OTA-less offseason that resulted from the pandemic, the union has decided the spring and summer obligations are unnecessary and pushed players to stay away.

The largest share of Titans ever were not at the Thursday session open to the media.

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