On Thursday, during a meeting between NFL owners, the decision to sell advertisement space along the first eight rows of seating at stadiums went through. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, seats will be have covers pulled over with various logos scattered throughout.
NFL owners approved a proposal today to cover the seats closest to the field, then place sponsor logos over those seat coverings.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020
Among other things discussed at the meeting, the owners also decided to keep the training camp report date in line with what was set in the latest CBA, which was July 28. However, rookies and select veterans on new teams may have the opportunity to report earlier.
NFL executive Jeff Pash says clubs have been advised that training camps are expected to open on the normal schedule, with dates set forth in the CBA. That’s July 28, though rookies and selected players can show up earlier.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 25, 2020
Commissioner Roger Goodell was also on the call and did his best to assure the owners, and fans, that the plan right now is to start on time, in our home stadiums, with some semblance of fan attendance. I truly don’t know if things will be safe enough for that last part, but I guess we won’t know for sure until we get much closer to game day.
Until then, we can only hope for the best.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on a conference call says the plan is start training camp on time and “get ready for games at our stadiums and to engage our fans both in stadiums and through our media partners.” Talks ongoing with NFLPA to decide the specifics.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 25, 2020
Now for some links.
Stu Jackson highlights S Taylor Rapp as NFL Network’s “homegrown player” for 2020 (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva reports the jersey numbers for all the Rams’ undrafted players (The Rams Wire)
Where does QB Jared Goff land amongst the Rams’ top-20 passers? (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter discusses how OC Kevin O’Connell is going to re-present the offense to QB Jared Goff (Ramblin’ Fan)
Drew Brees and his wife are sponsoring Black College Football HOF Event (Bleacher Report)
Adam Wells reports on WR Odell Beckham Jr. getting the green light on his health (Bleacher Report)
Field Yates suggests five trades that would benefit both teams involved (ESPN)
Michael David Smith reports on the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame classes being enshrined together next year (Pro Football Talk)
Ryan Wilson ranks the top-10 edge rushers in the NFL (CBS Sports)
Jason La Canfora discusses which players to buy-or-sell for a 2020 bounce-back season (CBS Sports)