The coronavirus continues to spread at record rates in several states, and Florida’s 15,300 cases Sunday set a national single-day record. As a result, Dolphins training camp is in jeopardy.
Dolphins reps have informed players “everything is up in the air” regarding training camp, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald notes. The Dolphins, like most teams, are scheduled to have veterans report to camp July 28. Rookies are set to report at an earlier date, but the team can see a delay coming, per Beasley.
The NFL and NFLPA continue to negotiate protocols for training camps, and a Monday or Tuesday resolution was believed to be in play. But states are starting to take measures to react to COVID-19’s midsummer surge. The NFL’s July 28 camp start date remains in place, but one team having to postpone its report window because of the virus would create a ripple effect the league would need to address.
Teams are not currently permitted to hold camps away from their respective facilities, but with Broward county — site of the Dolphins’ headquarters — being hit hard by the virus, the Dolphins are one of the teams whose plans may be forced to change.