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The National Football league (NFL) of America is all set to open for its training camp. NFL is a professional football league in America. It consists of major 32 teams. Moreover, the NFL is one of the most popular companies that have a different fan base. In amidst the coronavirus, many NFL events were canceled and postponed. The 100th anniversary of NFL about comes on 20th August. In this context, the latest announcement regarding the NFL Training Camps openings is happy news for all NFL fans. However, in the newest meeting, many decisions were taken—decisions as the NFL training camp opening, and many other and guidelines regarding the sport.
Players Union Meeting
Players Union and NFL officials conducted a meeting very recently. The reopening of training camps is the topic, and decisions taken accordingly. It gets to decide that NFL training camps will set open after the players union and league agreed on several issues. Besides, the issues that prevail between league and players get an end. The salary cap mechanisms and players’ choices on upcoming seasons discussed and came into an agreement. The representatives from 32 teams NFL associations executive members present in the discussion. Also, all the offers are approved.
It is a crucial meeting between the players’ representatives and the association executive committee. Indeed, many players opt from the games, considering the present pandemic situation. However, a stipend gets to provide to the opt-out players. An amount of $350,0000 stipend ensures for the players who have to choose opt-out for medical reasons. Furthermore, the players who have taken voluntary opt-out will get provided with $150,000.
There were many obstacles between players and associations regarding the training camps. However, all the issues will get eliminates, and training camps will be fully open from next week. All the major preseason games canceled previously, but now the dilemma regarding all the training camps and season leagues have resolved.
National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)
The NFLPA, through Twitter, officially announced that they adopt the amendments that get proposed. The coronavirus has affected many players and resulted in the cancellation of many off-season field activities and team programs. In this context, NFLPA offered 18 days of extension for the players who wish to join in league activities. However, the training camps will be open from the next week. Alos, NFLPA expecting a season-opening in the first week of September. Besides, a mandatory corona test is a must for the players who schedule to arrive this week.
The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated that they had worked collaboratively to develop a proper set of protocols. Indeed, the protocols intended to reduce the risk of players, fans, and clubs in the coronavirus. Moreover, medical experts and directors’ guidelines will get consider by the NFL and NFLPA to reduce zero risk factors.
The NFL meeting conducted at the right time helped in resolving the training camp dilemma. After the camp meetings, significant official declarements present. Furthermore, many economic issues get settled in the session. There is a huge revenue loss in the NFL due to this pandemic. Discussions made to overcome this revenue issue.
However, the reopening decision of NFL training camps has created a positive impact on players and fans. Let us hope to see the power-packed NFL events soon.