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NFL News Tracker: Updates on the NFL’s response to the coronavirus

Updating news around the NFL and how they are handling the growing public health crisis.

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As the world of professional sports is making major changes across the board and dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the NFL may be changing policies as to how teams will be handling their off-season activities in the near future. As these reports surface, we here at Behind The Steel Curtain will continue to update the story as more information is made available.

So far, it has been reported the NFL will NOT change the start of a new league year. Additionally, teams will be canceling their player visits as the league is considering shutting down all facilities.

This news tracker will be for general NFL news which impacts the league in some way, shape or form. All news specific to the Pittsburgh Steelers will be handled in a stand alone article.

Be sure to check back to BTSC for the latest news on the black-and-gold, and this article for the latest developments on how the NFL is handling the offseason with COVID-19 becoming more prevalent.

UPDATE: Suspension of the NHL season with MLB reportedly soon to follow. Some NFL teams are adjusting their operations.

UPDATE: The NFL has cancelled their spring meeting.

UPDATE: The NFL has postponed a media event at the Hall of Fame. NCAA men’s basketball teams withdraw from the tournament.

UPDATE: NFL teams in the process of setting up video conference calls with draft prospects.

UPDATE: The XFL has suspended their season.