Most NFL teams should have the option of opening their facilities to players and coaches by the end of the week, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter links). While there may be exceptions, the majority of teams should receive clearance to restart operations, although some clubs may choose to have staff stay home for the time being.
Meanwhile, the NFL is “optimistic” that training camps will be able to be held in full, per Fowler, but the league is also preparing alternatives. Still, Fowler has spoken with some team decision-makers that still believe training camp dates could be moved around or that the preseason could be shortened.
While many teams use outside venues for training camp, clubs will be required to stay at their home facilities in 2020. That rule is COVID-related, of course, as the NFL wants to limit travel and reduce the chance that infection is spread between two teams, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. And as Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football notes (via Twitter), this rule almost surely means joint practices will not occur this offseason.
At this stage, it’s unclear if June minicamps will be feasible, but it seems unlikely. Indeed, Mike Sando of The Athletic has spoken to some coaches who would simply prefer to wait until training camp to get their teams back together (Twitter link).