In some ways, there hasn't been a startling difference in operations for New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis caused by restrictions associated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The first part of it, we were in draft preparation and then the draft, and that went about as well as we could have hoped for, given the conditions," Loomis said Friday. "And since then it's been more project-oriented.

"We've had a couple of things with the team and we've had a number of projects – things that are on your plate that you dream up, but you haven't had time to do over the years. That's what we're into right now. Fortunately for us, this is normally a pretty slow time in the offseason outside of the offseason program for the players."

But eventually, the pace will quicken. And when it does, the hope is that a concrete plan will be in place. For now, however, the NFL hasn't been able to map out hard rules due to the shifting conditions.