The NFL has canceled its annual off-season meeting with teams.
The league notified team officials on Thursday afternoon that the meeting scheduled to take place on March 29th through April 1st has been cancelled.
“NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the clubs today that after careful consideration and consultation with medical experts, the NFL’s annual meeting scheduled for March 29-April 1 has been canceled,” the NFL said in a statement.
“There will be full consideration and votes on any open football issues, including playing rules, bylaws, and resolutions, as well as other business matters that were on the agenda for the Annual Meeting, at the Spring meeting scheduled for May 19-20. Most of the first day will be dedicated to football-related issues. Head coaches and general managers will participate in the meeting. This decision was made consistent with the league’s primary concern to protect the health of club and league employees and the public while enabling the league to continue with its essential business operations. We will continue to closely monitor developments, consult with leading experts, and be prepared to make any changes necessary as circumstances warrant.”
In addition to the regularly scheduled off-season meetings, the NFL Players Association still needs to vote on the owner’s new CBA proposal. After already rescheduling once, the players are set to vote on March 14th.