• September 27, 2023

NFL Teams Will Really Open Their Facilities For NFL Players On Friday

NFL teams will open their offices tomorrow at 8am and they’ll allow their players to enter the facilities and workout if they desire to do so. In a memo which was released today, the NFL said players will be able to meet with coaches and spend time going over their playbooks beginning on Friday.

They will also begin scheduling OTA workouts, as well as mini-camps for this off season.

This is a major change from earlier in the week, when players went in the facilities, but were not allowed in the workout or go into the team weight rooms. This time around the teams will be a lot more hospitable to their players.

They are not allowing teams to trade players tonight at the draft because they don’t think it would be fair to spring this on the teams all at once. League spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL would be sending each team the new protocol for signing players, releasing players and trading players. He didn’t give any of the specifics, but he said these will be the rules the league will be governed by until the Eight Circuit Court comes back with a ruling regarding the injunction which was awarded the players by Judge Susan Nelson

It seems that the lawyers for the league are concerned that their clients might be in danger of ticking off Judge Nelson because they haven’t been conducting business with their players.

The NFL are waiting for the *8th Circuit Court to make a decision about whether they’re going to give the owners a stay of the Nelson injunction. A stay would result in the teams and players going back to a lockout.

The NFL knew if they had continued to lock players out of their facilities and not resume business in some form which the judge had ordered, they would be violating her ruling and could be found in “Contempt of Court”.

Wouldn’t be funny to see some NFL owners hauled off to jail? Could you imagine Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones doing the “perp walk” with handcuffs on? Just thinking about it makes me laugh.


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April 28, 2011 6:08 pm

Wow so we are stuck with kevin kolb?

April 28, 2011 7:46 pm

As I stated a few times,
It will be a good week to 10 days before the “Player Transactions” to allow Trades, Contracts and Free Agency will begin.. I expect the Free-Agency to start Monday May 9th and last to Sunday 22nd
The NFL, Front Office Executives, Coaches are focusing on the Draft for the next 72-96 Hours.. On Monday a more specific description of the NFL Calender will be annouced.. But for now, its all hands on deck for the Draft..and any current Player movement will take a back seat until next week sometime ..

April 28, 2011 11:04 pm

G, you are amazingly slow on this 1st round coverage. We took a freaking guard while Jimmy Smith was on the board. What are the chances we’re trading Kolb to Arizona for Peterson?

April 29, 2011 12:07 am

Hey GCobb, Did you forget the draft was tonight? You are very quiet with your thoughts