For the Falcons, there is no real timetable on when things will begin to go back to normal. We have begun to see businesses open back up nationally. This is fantastic news as many of us have been cooped in our houses for far too long and need a haircut (BAD!!).
Back to Normal
The Atlanta Falcons announced that they will open their facilities with limited number of staff. On Tuesday, we will begin to see a transition of normalcy in the football world. What this means for other sports is unknown, but, we at least know the immediate future for for the Falcons.
The @AtlantaFalcons plan to reopen their facilities with limited number of staff on Tuesday
— Matt Tabeek (@MatthewTabeek) May 16, 2020
Atlanta Falcons, Matthew Tabeek was the one to first report the news. Stating that no more than 50-percent of the staff can report back and no more than 75 people total. The other key note is that no members of the coaching staff are permitted into the building.
Below is the memo that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued to the league. He wrote “After we implement this first phase, and as more states and localities enact policies that allow more club facilities to reopen, I expect that additional staff, likely including coaching staff, will be allowed to return to club facilities in a relatively short time.”
Commissioner Goodell sent this memo to teams today about reopening their facilities: pic.twitter.com/037uKybDNV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2020
There is no way of knowing how long this will take place. It is; however, safe to assume that if things remain in an upswing that the facilities will open back up completely. It’s also important to remember that training camp is still a long ways away. There is plenty of time for things to straighten out before then. If it does, then we will begin to see the coaching staff return to Flowery Branch with the players not far behind.
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