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NFL to continue virtual offseason through May

The NFL has extended the virtual offseason another two weeks.

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The NFL won’t have normal offseason workouts through at least the rest of the month.

This week, the league sent out a memo to all 32 teams telling them to continue the virtual offseason through the end of May.

Originally, the virtual offseason was only supposed to last until May 15, but the league decided to extend it another two weeks.

The league is allowing clubs to either begin or resume workouts this offseason. The workouts can either be done virtually, or in person, but teams must give players “adequate notice to prepare for participation in the workouts.” Teams can also send up to $1,500 to each player to purchase equipment for the video sessions.

Normally, workouts would end on June 26th, but the memo offered an alternative to that date in case the COVID-19 limits the non-virtual offseason to a late start.

Basically, the NFL is moving things back without offering a specific time to restart. The things are going, it’s probably a good idea to take things a few weeks at a time.

So far, none of the changes are going to require the season to start any later than scheduled.