The new look Browns with head coach Kevin Stefanski were eligible to start their first offseason program today, but will have to wait at least a week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cleveland was one of a few teams that will have to hold back on getting together due to the pandemic. Other teams that will have to wait are the Cowboys, Jets, Redskins, and Panthers.
The reason these specific teams were able to get together early was due to the fact they all will enter 2020 with first-year head coaches.
Mike McCarthy has taken over in Dallas, Joe Judge in New York, Ron Rivera in Washington, Matt Rhule in Carolina, and Stefanski with the Browns.
With offseason workouts pushed, NFL Network’s Judy Battista reported last week that the plan for virtual workouts and classroom sessions were being discussed.
As the league continues to grapple with lockdowns, how that offseason operation might be conducted continues to be deliberated.
The 2020 NFL Draft will be held virtually from April 23-25.
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