By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA — With an eye toward getting back on the field during a pandemic, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that might provide the same sort of protection as a surgical mask. Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, who heads up the league’s competition committee, said the issue was raised…COVID-19 has NFL considering helmet face guards that work like surgical masks — Press Telegram
As it stands, the 2020 NFL season is set to kick off Sept. 10 with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs. But Dr. Anthony Fauci knows the coronavirus ultimately will be the deciding factor. COVID-19 has swept the United States and has most of the sports world on hold. A decision hasn’t been…Dr. Anthony Fauci Believes Coronavirus ‘Will Make The Decision’ For NFL Season — NESN.com
The NFL will not go abroad until 2021 at the earliest. The league announced Monday that it will not play any international games next season due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico City and London were scheduled to host one and four games, respectively, in 2020. “After considerable analysis, we believe the decision…NFL Announces It Will Not Play Any International Games Next Season — NESN.com
The NFL will release the 2020 game schedule next week, and despite talk ofalternative scheduling or a late start because of the coronavirus, it isexpected to be a business-as-usual slate. ESPN reported Saturday that the 17-week season will open Sept. 10 and closewith the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Fla., citing league spokesman…NFL schedule expected to be released on time next week — Times-Standard
By REUTERS |PUBLISHED: May 2, 2020 at 9:04 a.m. | UPDATED: May 2, 2020 at 9:05 a.m.
The NFL will release the 2020 game schedule next week, and despite talk ofalternative scheduling or a late start because of the coronavirus, it isexpected to be a business-as-usual slate.
ESPN reported Saturday that the 17-week season will open Sept. 10 and closewith the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Fla., citing league spokesman BrianMcCarthy.
“We plan to start on time,” McCarthy said.
The league has discussed contingency plans, however.
Sports Business Daily reported Monday that the NFL was forming contingencyplans in case its schedule of games needs to be altered, including delayingseason openers by more than a month and moving the Super Bowl to the end ofFebruary.
It’s unclear whether the coronavirus outbreak will ease enough to allow fansin the stands. ESPN said the NFL won’t hunker players in specific locations toplay the season, as the NHL, MLB and NBA have discussed.
ESPN also reported that the schedule isn’t expected to include early seasonSaturday games. It had been speculated the NFL might schedule games onSaturday since the college football season remains up in the air.
In the meantime, NFL facilities remain closed, and teams have begun holdingvirtual workouts.
–Field Level Media
On a doubly memorable night for Canadian football, Chase Claypool and Neville Gallimore ascended from tradition-soaked U.S. college football stops to iconic NFL franchises. Read MoreNFL DRAFT: O, Canada! Steelers snatch Claypool, Cowboys get Gallimore — Toronto Sun
The NFL draft will go on as scheduled this week, though in a “virtual” format to keep fans, team officials and new players from catching anything worse than football fever. Commissioner Roger Goodell makes this year’s draft sound like a symbol for the league’s determination to stick to its 2020 calendar. “As you can tell…‘Remote’ describes NFL draft and chances for a normal season — Press Telegram
Twitter can be a cruel, dark place for NFL teams revealing new jerseys — just ask the Atlanta Falcons. However, the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday proved jersey reveals don’t always need to be met with a dreaded social media ratio. The Browns unveiled new jerseys inspired by the franchise’s history, particularly its iconic 1960s look.…Twitter Reaction To ‘New’ Browns Jerseys Actually Might Surprise You — NESN.com
The Browns unveiled new jerseys inspired by the franchise’s history, particularly its iconic 1960s look. Of course, Nike overhauled the Browns’ jerseys in 2015, much to the chagrin of The Dawg Pound. And, believe it or not, reactions to the “new” threads were (mostly) positive.