The NFL is anticipating an on-time return to play this fall, with training camp set to begin next week.
In a memo sent to league managers and head coaches today, teams were informed that training camp would move forward as planned, with rookies set to report on Tuesday.
“At yesterday’s League meeting, the membership was advised that under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the reporting dates for training camp this year are as follows:
- Rookies – July 21
- Quarterbacks and injured players – July 23
- All other players – July 28
Here was the official memo:
While the league remains optimistic, talks between the NFL and NFLPA are ongoing regarding the specifics of a return-to-play plan.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, both sides would like to reach an agreement on the money issues that come with training camp in the coming days, with further talks on a thorough plan regarding the safety and well-being of players set to continue through camp.
Until then, though, players will be on the field and preparing for the 2020 NFL season.
Houston and Kansas City will open the season on Thursday, September 10, followed by the full slate of games beginning on Sunday, September 13.
Super Bowl LV is scheduled for February 7 in Tampa, FL at Raymond James Stadium.