NFL, union agree to ban joint training camp practices

NFL, union agree to ban joint training camp practices

In 2019, the Broncos held a free training camp practice at Empower Field at Mile High and drew more than 21,000 fans. Now that's out of the question with the National Football League mandating teams conduct training camp at their home facilities due to the ongoing public health crisis.

The new guidelines were developed by joint task forces from the NFL and the NFL Players Association with the goal being to cut down risks for exposure to the novel coronavirus.

"The NFL is expected to make the announcement official Tuesday afternoon", Yanity reports.

First-year head coach Joe Judge comes from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and joint practices have been a staple in New England.

Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, Washington and the Los Angeles Rams are among those that stage portions of training camp elsewhere. The team does not have a contract to return to Napa in 2021.

The decision was made at the league level as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in a memo to the clubs, announced that after collaboration by the league, the players union and medical experts that all training camps must be held at team facilities. Some moving trucks have already transported property from Alameda to Henderson, where the Silver and Black are building a gorgeous training facility. Las Vegas will conduct camp in its new Henderson, Nev., headquarters, while Dallas won't travel from The Star in Frisco, Texas. For the Washington Redskins, this means that the eventual training camp sessions will take place at their training facility in Ashburn, VA, rather than Richmond, VA. The full squad typically reports just over two weeks prior to the first preseason, which the Raiders are scheduled to play on August 13 at Seattle.

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