The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced on Wednesday that Detroit Lions players will not attend voluntary off-season training activities (OTA's) next week due to the rising COVID-19 numbers in the state of Michigan.

The Lions join the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Seattle Seahawks as teams that will not have OTA's next week.

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In 2020, there were no in-person OTA's throughout the NFL because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Any off-season work was done virtually for the first time ever.

The next big event for the NFL is the annual Draft, which is from April 29th-May 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. The Lions have the 7th pick in the first round.

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