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NFL rumors: 2020 draft will be held in TV studio instead of Las Vegas

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NFL rumors: 2020 draft will be held in TV studio instead of Las Vegas

The 2020 NFL Draft reportedly no longer will be held in Las Vegas.

The league currently plans on holding the draft in a TV studio while cutting into live looks of the teams making decisions, the Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer reported Saturday, citing two individuals with knowledge of the discussions.

“Planning for the Draft is a good example of how we need to think differently, embrace technology and collaborate," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told league employees in a memo obtained by The Times. "We will also use the Draft to help support fans and those people impacted in our communities.”

The NFL announced earlier this week that it would conduct the draft as scheduled in Las Vegas, but without any of the corresponding events due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league made its announcement shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans cancel or postpone gatherings of 50-plus people.

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"After careful consideration, the Las Vegas Raiders, the NFL, the NFLPA and the LVCVA have decided to cancel the 2020 Las Vegas NFL Draft celebration," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement issued by the team after the NFL's announcement. "Health and safety has always been our top priority, so despite it being a major disappointment, this was the right decision."

Now, according to Farmer's sources, the event no longer will occur in Sin City at all.

Raiders coaches play waiting game while NFL peers return to facilities

Raiders coaches play waiting game while NFL peers return to facilities

NFL coaches will be allowed to move back into their team facilities beginning Friday, but just when the Raiders’ staff checks into its Henderson headquarters remains to be seen.

Construction of the 335,000-square-foot facility is still being completed, though team officials hope to move into the building this month. Like coaches around the league, the Raiders’ staff has been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Moving trucks arrived on Monday to the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, the new headquarters, from the previous facility in Alameda, Calif.

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Why versatile rookie Lynn Bowden could be Raiders’ secret weapon

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Word of warning to anyone wondering how the Raiders are preparing to utilize rookie Lynn Bowden this season: Don’t bother asking him. He isn’t at liberty to say.

“I’m really not permitted to speak about that right now,” Bowden said while taking a break from the Raiders virtual OTA’s.

The mum’s the word response wasn’t relayed out of anger or deceit. The outgoing Bowden can’t wait to get on the field in his first NFL season and is beyond excited to help the Raiders anyway he can. He’s open and frank about all that and doesn’t mind expressing it one bit.

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