On Saturday, the National Football League announced when players for every team (except Kansas City and Houston) are to report to Training Camp, and it’s officially just around the corner.
NFL clubs just received this email with reporting dates.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 18, 2020
Training camp is on. pic.twitter.com/lya1JtxW4o
According to an e-mail that was sent out earlier today, rookies are to report to Training Camp starting on 21 July, which is this coming Tuesday.
The full text of the e-mail reads as follows:
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
These dates are applicable for all clubs other than Houston and Kansas City.
There are still, apparently, some things that the NFL and the NFLPA have worked out, but at the very least it appears that the league is positioning itself in such a manner that any delay in the start of things for the 2020 season would fall on the players rather than on the league.
We knew about the 28 July report date for the majority of the players, but I, personally, was unaware that the rookies were to head to Eagan a full week before that. Given that the Minnesota Vikings have signed just one member of their 15-player draft class, I would expect that there would be a flurry of activity coming here in the next few days.
Like most of the other stories that pertain to the start of the 2020 NFL season, if we get anything further, we will bring you an update right here.