NFL Combine Boycott: Agents of 150+ Prospects organizing a boycott due to COVID restrictions

NFL: FEB 28 Scouting Combine
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 28: Weber State offensive lineman Sua Opeta answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on February 28, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)

As we get closer to the NFL Combine on March 1st, the NFL has a COVID issue on their hands. No, it’s not the amount of players that have tested positive before the big scouting week, it’s in regards to the restrictions already in place for the combine.

According to reporters, several agents are expected to boycott the NFL Combine for all on-field workouts unless the “bubble restrictions” are changed.

The NFL sent a memo out multiple days before citing bubble guidelines in which players will be unable to have agents, trainers, and other personnel, join them at the combine citing covid restrictions. The player would be placed in secure locations where only team doctors and front office executives will be able to meet.

The NFLPA responded earlier today further pushing back on the NFL Combine, and the NFL’s restrictions. All players working out at the NFL Combine are still not a part of the NFLPA Union until they are drafted per CBA Guidelines from the 2011 lockout.

More on this story as information is presented.

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

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