NFL OWNERS ZOOMING FRIDAY: ‘YOU CAN’T SOCIAL DISTANCE FOOTBALL’

By Michael Grimm

The NFL declined to comment when asked about tomorrow’s owners meeting, which will be done by Zoom.

The league has previously said training camps, to be held in team markets only, will open on time in two weeks.

The NFL and NFLPA are engaging in talks over whether pay should be held back to offset the declines in future years when 2020’s loss of revenues will be reflected in the salary cap, to whether players can opt out of playing or have to wear a facemask shield.

In April, when the NFL began developing its plans for training camps, the hope was the virus infection rate would be declining in the summer months and rapid testing would be available by late July.

Neither of those scenarios has played out. COVID-19 cases are steamrolling through important NFL markets like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Miami, while wait times for tests have grown to over a week in some locales.

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