Patriots cancel first open OTAs practice a day before event

The New England Patriots have reportedly cancelled Thursday’s voluntary OTAs practice. It was slated to be the first practice media members were given permission to attend.

That means fans will have to wait a little longer to see what’s going on behind the curtains with the new-look Patriots ahead of the 2023 season. The next open practice the media is allowed to attend is Wednesday, May 31. We’ll see if that date stands as we get closer to the event.

Most of the excitement surrounds the new and hopefully improved Patriots offense with Bill O’Brien taking over the reins as offensive coordinator. Granted, there won’t be a lot to take away from OTAs, but it would soothe some concerns to see the offense look a bit more in sync this time out.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots snagged three potential game-changers in cornerback Christian Gonzalez, edge rusher Keion White and linebacker Marte Mapu.

All eyes will be on those three rookies to see how early of an impact they can make on the field.

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire