On Wednesday, the NFL sent word to the rest of the league that the Virtual Period for offseason workout programs, which was set to go until May 15, will now be extended through May 29.
According to the latest update, all offseason workout programs must come to an end by June 26.
Here’s the full memo from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport:
Meanwhile, the NFL provided an update for teams today on their virtual offseason, extending them another few weeks through May 29. Here is the memo: pic.twitter.com/Vy8Khxu1Od— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 13, 2020
The decision to extend the virtual period likely stems from the inconsistencies across the country with some states choosing to re-open sooner than others. Teams and facilities within those re-opening states would, in turn, have a competitive edge over the others who would be stuck at home for longer.
Most recently, the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, announced that professional sports across all leagues could return as soon as this Friday. How that decision will go over remains to be seen, but it’s definitely a big step forward in “a” direction, which is good news for those looking for anything new to happen apart from our usual daily routines.