In response to the growing Coronavirus pandemic the NFL and the NFL Player's Association moved to suspend offseason training activities indefinitely with no clear timeline for when they will resume.
For the Redskins that means the team cannot gather to begin workouts on April 6th. It takes away an advantage that Washington had by hiring a new coach this offseason. All teams with new coaches get to begin OTAs earlier than the rest of the league, but it's unknown if that will remain in place if or when activities resume.
That news comes amid a flurry of decisions from the NFL about letting players into team facilities. No player is allowed in a teams' facility until April 1st unless that player is already getting rehab from an injury.
Additionally, and unprecedented, free agent deals completed in this cycle will not require an immediate physical. Players cannot visit their new team's facility, and team personnel cannot visit newly signed players.
Joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA pic.twitter.com/JjzNqGQi9M— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 17, 2020
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