The NFL has stuck to its schedule for months, with the hopes of starting the 2020 season on time despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with friction emerging between the league and the NFL Players Association, the start of training camp and the beginning of the regular season could be in jeopardy.
NFL, NFLPA can’t agree on training camp dates
NFL players were expected to report for training camp on July 28, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created new complications for the league. Among them, the NFL proposing to withhold a significant portion of players’ salaries in escrow as the NFLPA pushes to cancel the entire preseason, reduce roster sizes and institute a flat cap for 2021 to account for lost revenue this year.