2024 NFL OTA updates: Bengals WRs absent; Cowboys cancel practice; Bills still running ‘Josh Allen’s offense’

Offseason programming is well underway across the NFL, with all 32 teams engaging in some form of on- or off-field preparations ahead of summer training camp. Everyone from big-name veterans to incoming rookies are hitting the grass, signaling the 2024 campaign is fast approaching; only 100 days remain until the official start of the season.

Let’s jump around the NFL for the latest news, notes and highlights out of organized team activities (OTAs):

Star wide receivers absent from Bengals practice

Cincinnati kicked off its voluntary OTAs this week, and neither Ja’Marr Chase nor Tee Higgins was in attendance, as ESPN reported. Chase, a three-time Pro Bowler, is under contract through 2025 but seeking a long-term extension. Higgins, meanwhile, has yet to sign the $21.8 million franchise tag the Bengals applied prior to free agency. Absent a new deal of his own, Higgins has reportedly repeatedly lobbied for a trade out of town.

Cowboys cancel practice due to severe storm, power outage

Severe storms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday morning, with wind gusts reportedly reaching 80 miles per hour, damaging local properties and causing widespread power outages. As a result, Dallas cancelled its on-field OTAs for Tuesday, delaying the full start of the second week of practice until Wednesday.

Bills insist they’re running ‘Josh Allen’s offense’

Addressing Buffalo’s plans for 2024, offensive coordinator Joe Brady told reporters Tuesday that “at the end of the day, this is Josh Allen’s offense.” It’s not an altogether surprising revelation, considering Allen has been the focal point of the Bills’ attack since his emergence under center. But with Stefon Diggs gone and the wide receiver room remade, it doesn’t necessarily seem like the passing game is going to be deemphasized.

Tua Tagovailoa back at OTAs, ‘growing’ in offense

The Miami Dolphins quarterback has been in and out of Miami’s voluntary…


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