Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


Schefter: 49ers, NFL teams may only be allowed 75 to 80 players at training camp

Jul 3, 2020 at 8:19 AM--


Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that NFL teams may be required to limit the number of players who participate in training camps across the league when they begin later this month. At least, they are scheduled to start later this month. That would mean as many as 10 to 15 players from each team's 90-player roster might have to sit out meetings and on-field work.

The idea is, of course, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the NFL continues to search for ways to increase the safety of its players and the chances of an uninterrupted season.

"One source said he believed it's likely that teams will go to camp with 80-man rosters," writes Schefter, "and another source said it's 'definitely not 90.' A third league source said he has 'heard lots of discussion about 75 players potentially instead of 90,' especially with the reduction in preseason games and teams not needing as many players for camp as normal."

The plan is in addition to the NFL considering expanding practice squads to 16-20 players in the event of an outbreak and requiring rosters to split into two groups with each practicing at different times.

The NFL already reportedly seeks to reduce the preseason from four games per team to two. Although, that has not been made official as the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has yet to sign off on the plan. The players union would prefer no preseason games be played ahead of the 2020 regular season, according to the report from Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

There are also concerns about whether or not training camps can even start on time with virus cases across the country spiking, so in the end, none of these ideas may matter.





More San Francisco 49ers News



John Lynch says George Kittle will report to training camp, won't put a timeline on a new contract

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said on KNBR this morning that tight end George Kittle will report to training camp despite the player and his agent seeking a contract extension. Kittle, along with other veterans, will report to the Santa Clara facility for COVID-19 testing today. Kittle will eventually become the league's highest-paid tight end. While saying he expects his talented offensive star to be among the veterans reporting, Lynch didn't want to put a timeline on any impending deal, saying that the 49ers and Kittle's agent, Jack Bechta, remain in good communication. 49ers coaches have remained in contact with Kittle all offseason. RELATED:

Read the Full Article


Jimmy Garoppolo shows up to 49ers training camp wearing a George Kittle shirt

By David Bonilla
Aug 1, 2020

You might remember tight end George Kittle wearing a T-shirt featuring a shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo following the San Francisco 49ers' win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. It was even signed by his quarterback. Of course, that came after Garoppolo received this in the mail and showed it off to reporters. Jimmy Garoppolo has a new George Kittle T-shirt. Supposedly he got this in the mail and there was no

Read the Full Article


49ers begin acclimation period of training camp

By David Bonilla
Aug 3, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers have already reduced their roster to 80 players ahead of the August 16 deadline and today begin an acclimation period of training camp that will run through August 11. Matt Barrows of The Athletic broke down what to expect in the coming days, as the team eases its way back to football amid a pandemic. Each of the first four days will include 60-minute walkthroughs. That timeframe will be bumped up to 75 minutes during the last four days. Players will have Saturday off. #49ers have 80

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone