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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



June 5, 2012 at 2:05 PM

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Seahawks lose two days of organized practice for violations

The Seahawks were found to have violated the guidelines on the amount of contact allowed during organized team activities, according to a joint announcement from the NFL and league's players association.

The announcement stated the Seahawks had violated the rules on prohibition of live contact during one of the team's organized team activities, and therefore will lose two days of workouts scheduled for June 6 and June 7.

The announcement did not specify what day the violations occurred or what specific drill constituted the violation. Players will not be allowed at the team facility on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The restrictions on the offseason training were increased under the collective bargaining agreement, which the owners and players agreed to last August. Teams are restricted to 10 days of organized team activities, which are referred to as OTAs, and the on-field workouts can not last longer than two hours. Further, the league requires the OTAs be videotaped in case there is a question that arises from the nature of the drills.

While players are allowed to wear helmets during OTAs, they do not wear shoulder pads and there is a designation that contact drills are not allowed.


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Just watch the Pro Bowl to see what the definition of "no contact" means. MORE
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