Without even realizing it, we are already less than three weeks away from NFL players reporting for 2020 training camps. To catch everyone up to speed, NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted out everything we as a fan base know so far about what to expect in the upcoming month.
Per Rapoport, just about every variable that needs to be pinned down prior to the season getting underway has been figured out except the official number of preseason games to be played and overall testing protocols that the league will follow throughout the season.
Other notes:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 10, 2020
— Where fans are allowed at games, they will wear face coverings.
— Actual training camp schedule of practices can be tied to the preseason game questions, so not there yet.
— The economics are not yet finalized, either. https://t.co/Q1CZqusMRG
In less surprising news, if fans are to attend games - depending on whether each individual team allows it or not - they must wear a face covering at all times.
Due to training camp practice schedules being tied directly to the preseason schedule, we will not receive any confirmation on exact dates until the number of exhibition games to be played has been decided upon.
To end on a positive note, since fans won’t be allowed at any training camp practices, the NFL will allow teams to host two “fan events” at their respective stadiums at their own discretion while following a strict set of protocols.
Now for today’s links.
Cameron DaSilva highlights the Madden 21 rating for WR Van Jefferson (The Rams Wire)
CBS Sports names Sean McVay one of the top 10 coaches in the NFL (TheRams.com)
Jourdan Rodrigue wonders where the Rams will be in 10 years (The Athletic)
Ogbo Okoronkwo is working his tail off this offseason (The Rams Wire)
John Keim discusses just how close Washington is to choosing a new team name (ESPN)
Jeremy Fowler and a group of NFL execs rank the top-10 wide receivers in the NFL (ESPN+)
Bryan DeArdo lists each NFL franchise’s best player not in the Hall of Fame (CBS Sports)
“OL Masterminds Summit” will proceed as planned this weekend (Pro Football Talk)
Gary Davenport lists every NFL franchise’s biggest mistake of the past decade (Bleacher Report)