NFL limits tryouts to five players a week max, with one exception

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All owners, coaches and General Managers participated in a conference call Monday, with the NFL announcing several changes to COVID-19 protocols.

We learned that among the changes, the league and union agreed to a longer onboarding process for free-agent tryouts, lengthening the waiting period for a tryout to happen.

On Tuesday, the league notified teams of a change to the number of players allowed to tryout in a given week.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports teams now are allowed a maximum of five players per week.

The only exception is if a team places more than three players on injured reserve in a given week. In that case, they are allowed to work out twice as many players as they placed on IR.

4 responses to “NFL limits tryouts to five players a week max, with one exception

  1. let’s hope that the ‘only exception’ you mentioned never has to be put in-play. It’s already a bad year for injuries.

  2. jshawaii22 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm
    let’s hope that the ‘only exception’ you mentioned never has to be put in-play. It’s already a bad year for injuries.

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    You ain’t wrong, that’s for sure.

    This has been some kind of season, almost unprecedented, in terms of injuries.

    It’s not often I’ll give the NFL credit, but at least they are trying to help mitigate the struggles most teams are going through.

    Lets hope the exception is needed very little.

  3. I heard Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM explain what he thinks the NFL should do and I agree with him 100%.
    He said the NFL should pick a bubble spot for players who want to try out for the NFL and then have them tested and cleared before they arrive at the facility. Then put them up in a hotel and let teams send coaches or scouts to the bubble facility and make them stay there as well. Then, have the coaches tell who ever is in charge who they want to look at (by position) and have them work out.
    If a player gets picked by a scout, have them tested and cleared again before they reach the team’s facility.
    That makes total sense to me and is similar to what they do at the Combine. Kirwan said if he was in charge of that, he could find 150 players easily who’d be willing to show up and follow those rules.

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