The NFL and players’ union will kick off a virtual offseason workout program starting next week. The programs are an alternative to teams being able to open their own facilities, which will not take place until all 32 teams are permitted to do so.
The three-week virtual offseason starts on April 20, and allows teams to hold classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using online platforms.
Players who don’t have the necessary workout equipment are being offered a $1,500 stipend to buy it.
The program also allows players with a workout bonus in their contract to collect on that bonus, as long as players participate in the percentage of workouts that are laid out in their contract.