As the NFL continues to adjust to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, the league is still going to run its offseason workout program, but just virtually.
Therefore, players can work out on their own at home in a program run by the team.
Virtual off-season now officially approved, and this went to all teams after players approved it to lay out new off-season guidelines. pic.twitter.com/R4Fm1L5jCn— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2020
Beginning next week, the Raiders and every other NFL team can hold their offseason workout program for four days a week, and up to four hours a day.
The virtual programs will be focused on classroom meetings and workouts, which is how the offseason programs work at the team facility this time of year.
As always, these programs are voluntary but most players do participate.
The NFL and NFLPA have decided that teams can get together on the field on May 18 if team facilities are re-opened by then. Considering the current timeline, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the next time the team gets together is for training camp in Napa.