NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has laid out how this year's training camps may look as players begin reporting to their teams this week;
What would training camp be like under the NFL’s latest ramp-up proposal?— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 21, 2020
— Testing & physicals for 5-6 days
— Strength & conditioning plus walk-throughs thru Day 12.
— Off Day 13
— Ramp up with helmets through Day 18
— Off Day 19
— On the 20th day, the pads go on.
This "ramp up" proposal is not a certainty as far as the way things will be run, but it is a glimpse into how things could be.
The NFL and NFLPA have been working hard to outline the best course of action for each side in order to ensure there is football in the fall. However, as we've stated before, everything involving the COVID-19 testing and risk is a fluid situation and can change in an instant.
We've now seen with NBA players entering their "bubble" and having no players test positive for COVID-19 that the bubble system works. However, it's nearly impossible to ask that of players for over a third of the year. Continued testing and adjusting seems to be the preferred course of action at the moment.
Going through training camps will begin to give us an idea as to how likely a season will be as well as how prepared the NFL, the NFLPA, and individual franchises like the Buccaneers are at dealing with any positive tests.