NFL rumors: This Eagles news makes it seem unlikely Giants, other NFL teams will have minicamp – NJ.com


It seems the NFL’s rumored goal of hosting minicamp in-person in mid-to-late June might not actually come to fruition.

As the country deals with the coronavirus pandemic, team facilities around the NFL have mostly been closed since March. As states begin to relax stay-at-home orders — which New Jersey did last week — the NFL is inching toward letting more team employees and, potentially, coaches return to their facilities for work. Players are not permitted.

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A recent Yahoo Sports report had indicated that the NFL was hoping to conduct in-person training camp in June, but the Eagles are planning for life without minicamp, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Derrick Gunn.

Per Gunn, 50-60 members of the Eagles’ staff are expected to return to their facility, the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, to start working again on June 5. NovaCare has been closed since March.

Also, Gunn reported that coaches and players are not expected to return to the facility until late July for training camp.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently told reporters that he was “hopeful” that the league can bring coaches back into their facilities as early as this week, though there has been no word on enacting that plan just yet.

The league’s “virtual offseason” was also extended for two more weeks into June.

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