If and when training camp begins as scheduled in late July, the Redskins will not be traveling to their usual camp location in Richmond.
The NFL has informed clubs on Tuesday that all training camps will be held at each team's respective facility due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
And so the NFL has told all its teams that they must stay at their team facilities for this summer's training camps.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 2, 2020
ESPN's Todd Archer was first to break the news, reporting that the Dallas Cowboys will not be headed to their typical training camp location in Oxnard, California.
The Cowboys will not be heading to Oxnard, California, for training camp this summer with the league directing teams to remain at their own facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple sources. Last week coach Mike McCarthy said... https://t.co/QA5FBlYkef— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) June 2, 2020
Additionally, teams are not allowed to have joint practices during training camp in 2020, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Joint practices have been a common thing over the past few years, as the Redskins held a combined practice with the Jets in 2018 and the Texans in 2015.
In addition to training camps being conducted only at club facilities unless not feasible, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed clubs tonight that to mitigate exposure risks, the league and union have agreed no joint practices will be permitted this year.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 2, 2020
Besides the Cowboys, the Panthers, Raiders and Chiefs are among the several NFL teams that hold their annual camp at an offsite location, too. A total of 10 different teams held training camp away from their facilities in 2019.
Washington has held its training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond since 2013. Prior to that, the Redskins had hosted training camp at their Ashburn facilities from 2003-2012.
While the pandemic has prevented all in-person offseason activities, the NFL has yet to determine whether training camp and the regular season will begin as planned. Training camps across the league are expected to open in mid-to-late July.
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