Belichick: Pats have ‘moved on’ after losing 2 workout days for NFL rules violation

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick works the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park. (Adrian Kraus/AP)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team has moved on after losing two days of workouts for violating NFL offseason workout rules.

“It’s in the past. We’ve moved on,” Belichick said Wednesday as his team resumed their optional offseason conditioning program.

The team announced last week that a scheduled workout that was supposed to be open for reporters to attend had been canceled. Another workout originally slated for this week was also canceled.

The violation reportedly was for holding a mandatory meeting that was required to be optional.

“Had a good long weekend,” Belichick said when asked what effect the lost workout time had on the team. “The whole situation is in the past and we moved on.”

Belichick confirmed the violations occurred over three days of Phase 2 of the nine-week program in which teams are allowed to conduct workouts on the field.

The Patriots were originally allotted 13 days of workouts. They will now hold a total of 11, including next month’s mandatory three-day minicamp.

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