Could we actually see NFL players back at their facilities before training camp?
Last week, reports surfaced that the league was planning to keep players away from their teams’ buildings until camp begins sometime in July.
But now, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero says the NFL and NFLPA are discussing a plan that would allow groups of players to return to team facilities before the end of June on a limited basis.
No dates set yet and no minicamps expected, but the NFL and NFLPA are discussing the possibility of certain players -- such as rookies, and veterans who changed teams and need physicals -- returning to club facilities on a limited basis before June 26, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 8, 2020
This would be great news for the Bengals, who have a host of new faces expected to have major roles with the team this season, including rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, veteran defensive tackle D.J. Reader, rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins, and veteran defensive backs Vonn Bell, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander.
It would be ideal for the Bengals to get them to Paul Brown Stadium before training camp and get them more acclimated to their new teams and offensive/defensive schemes, not to mention get them some time with their new coaches as well.
Currently, only coaches and other team-related staff are allowed at facilities. You know Zac Taylor and his staff are chomping at the bit to get Burrow and others to PBS before camp begins, so hopefully it comes to pass.