For the last several months everything in our world has been adjusted, postponed, suspended, cancelled, or something in between all of that. The impact from Covid-19 is very real and has been felt in innumerable ways.
Many have wondered what could happen to the NFL season as other professional sports leagues do what they can to get back on track. It was reported a while back that teams would show up to training camp on July 28th, but there was still some question as to whether that would really materialize.
Saturday morning brought with it some news. The NFL is marching forward, and the next week is going to be filled with players reporting all around the league.
Report dates for training camp are now official
With the exception of the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, who will report earlier, the NFL officially announced that players will report on July 28th. Rookies will report a week earlier on July 21st and both quarterbacks and injured players will report on July 23rd.
NFL clubs just received this email with reporting dates.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 18, 2020
Training camp is on. pic.twitter.com/lya1JtxW4o
As of now, only 20 players would be allowed in the facility at a time, until the NFLPA signs off on infectious disease emergency response plans for each club. If protocols aren't met, a grievance could follow. But clubs have the right to set reporting dates within CBA rules.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 18, 2020
We are inside of two months to the scheduled beginning of the regular season and obviously a lot has to happen before things can fully kick off. This will be a critical time period as far as establishing expectations for the regular season.