The NFL’s virtual offseason will come to a close this month, but it will not be replaced by in-person workouts.
NFL teams have been holding their OTAs digitally with the league’s facilities shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Team staff, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries are the only individuals that have been permitted back into the facilities since they’ve reopened.
According to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL will end the virtual offseason programs by at least June 26. Teams have the option of ending their programs sooner.
The NFL has notified teams the virtual period for offseason work will be extended through June 26, but there will be no in-person minicamps this month, per sources. Expected, and now official.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 11, 2020
OTAs are usually followed by mandatory minicamp, but Pelissero said that no in-person minicamps will be permitted through the end of June.
If minicamps are held, that would leave them for the first few weeks of July, as teams usually report for training camps by the end of that month. It’s also possible that minicamps will be rolled into the start of training camps with an earlier report date.