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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles general manager is trying to keep busy during the coronavirus crisis.
Unlike many other sports, the NFL is not losing games due to the crisis. However, off-season workouts have been postponed indefinitely and the draft will not be a public event.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman says everyone around the league is in the same predicament.
“It’s a level playing field, so whatever everyone is dealing with, we are as well and vice versa,” he said.
Players have some guidelines for working out at home.
“They have a training manual that was given to them when they left with ideas on stuff that was also visual through their phones and through their iPads in terms of workouts,” Roseman explained.
While Roseman says free agency was a welcome distraction, he understands the priorities of the world as compared to the world of football and knows nothing is more important than keeping everyone safe.
“We’re very fortunate that during this time we still have something to work on and communicate about. I don’t want to put our situation in the same way about what millions of people in our country are dealing with,” he added.
Offices for all teams are temporarily shut down.
The NFL season is scheduled to start in September barring any further lock-downs due to the crisis.