NFL announces virtual offseason program to begin in April

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The NFL offseason is going virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 

The NFL and NFLPA have reached agreement on a voluntary offseason program for 2020, starting next Monday, April 20, per sources. The “virtual period” can begin next Monday, April 20, but -- this is key -- no on-field work until all 32 club facilities can reopen.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 13, 2020  

The offseason program will follow the league's draft in going virtual. The NFL and NFLPA agreed Monday that the program would start on April 20. 

The league stated that teams can't hold any on-field work until all 32 club facilities can reopen. 

For three weeks teams will be able to conduct video conferencing to hold classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs. 

Extra time will be allowed for teams with new coaches adding a voluntary verteran camp extending until May 15. 

In a statement on Monday the players' association says the vote was unanimous.

"Both our Executive committee and the BOard of Player Reps have voted unanimously to approve a virtual offseason program up until the start of training camp," the NFLPA said. 

-------------- offseason coming soon... pic.twitter.com/ql68VgQqVu

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 13, 2020

Teams are also insctructed to provide players with workout equipment and monitoring devices, with an allowance of $1,500 total in equipment.