It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours in the world of sports. The NBA suspended its season, the NHL followed suit, and numerous collegiate basketball tournaments are being canceled or played behind closed doors. This is all related to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions and the NFL are not exempt from undertaking these measures.
While the new league year is still set to start on March 18th, several teams, including the Eagles, are keeping coaches away from Pro Days, only sending absolutely necessary personnel. In addition to this, the Eagles are also closing down their facilities tomorrow.
The statement doesn’t note how long the closures will last, but it’s probably worth assuming that this could extend to at least a couple of weeks.
While a little frustrating for some and worrying for others, it’s fully understandable given the events of the last few days. The team will still be able to prepare for the upcoming offseason remotely for the time being, but with the safety of its community and employees at heart, owner Jeffrey Lurie is making the right call.
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