Virtual off-season workouts will now run through May
It looks like NFL players will not be seeing the field or training facilities for a while. Around 1:00 PM EST today, Adam Schefter tweeted that the league informed all teams that its virtual offseason program has been extended through the end of May. The virtual offseason was originally scheduled to run through May 15th.
The NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a voluntary offseason program back on April 13th. The league’s offseason program started on April 20th and was scheduled to run through this Friday.
Only one team has not participated in the NFL’s virtual offseason program: the New Orleans Saints. Back on April 22nd, New Orleans announced that they canceled all offseason workout programs until the start of Training Camp due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sean Payton did test positive for Coronavirus in the middle of last month, but he eventually did announce that he had been “cleared” of the disease on March 25th.