Report: NFL training camp will go on as set up with dates formally set

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, NFL training school will go on as set up as groups got an email on Saturday with the particular report dates, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

As it stands now, rookies will report to training school on Tuesday, July 21. Quarterbacks and injured players will follow on July 23 and all other players will join on July 28. The dates relate to everybody besides the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, who are scheduled to have rookies report on Monday.

Unlike in years past, groups will hold training school at their own facilities instead of traveling to other places. Washington will remain in Ashburn, Va., rather than heading to Richmond, Va. Groups will also not have the ability to hold joint practices, something that has actually become very common in current seasons.

Though this is an essential step for the NFL as it hopes to have a smooth 2020 season, there are still hurdles to make it through. Conversations in between the NFL and NFLPA surrounding protocols for COVID-19 continue as both sides assess what measures need to be in place. Currently, there are few precise policies.

In addition, as Pelissero reports, groups can just have 20 players in the facility at a time till a plan is put in place.

How the league will work to limit the effect of the infection will be a challenge, and gamers have continuously expressed issue. The league is reportedly preparing to produce an Injured Reserve positioning particularly for gamers who contract COVID-19. Gamers would then need to stay on the IR for three weeks.

In an effort to limit the threat, the league did cut down the preseason to just 2 video games in 2020, though the NFLPA voted to have it gotten rid of totally.