The Saints will forfeit a draft pick for violating NFL COVID-19 rules, as originally reported, just not this year.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT the Saints will lose a pick in next year’s draft.
“The New Orleans Saints will forfeit their sixth-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft and will be fined $700,000 for violations of the NFL-NFLPA COVID protocols during the 2020 season,” McCarthy wrote in an email to PFT.
The Saints faced league discipline for celebrating in their locker room after a game with multiple players and coaches not wearing masks.
The Raiders were also disciplined during the season for COVID-19 violations. It is unclear whether they will lose a draft pick.