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Sean McVay wraps up offseason two weeks ahead of June 26 deadline

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Sean McVay’s message to his team Thursday was loud and clear: See you in training camp.

The LA Rams head coach told reporters on Thursday that he decided to end the virtual offseason program early. NFL teams have until June 26 to keep the program going.

However, McVay feels that the team has gotten enough out of the virtual offseason program as the Rams have been meeting virtually for nearly two months. The NFL mandated that all offseason programs be held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. All teams were supposed to hold mandatory minicamps next week, but the camps have been scuttled.

So, the next time the Rams will meet will be in person at training camp. McVay said the target date for the start of training camp is July 29 for veterans with the rookies reporting July 23. The Rams will hold training camp at their Thousand Oaks, California, facility and not at UC Irvine as planned. The NFL has ruled that every team must hold training camp at their facility this year.

McVay told reporters that everyone should be ready for training camp and he expects the journey toward the 2020 season to be a healthy one.

Now, it’s on to vacation for the Rams’ coaching staff and players as they await training camp in this unusual year.