PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the newest team to announce that they will not participate in in-person volunteer workouts and will instead work virtually.
The Steelers announced through the NFLPA that they are exercising their right to work from home and believe that by doing so, they will achieve the same level of success.
“A virtual off-season has helped us not only to start the regular season safely, but also to end it as safely as possible. There is no point in risking infection or injury in the spring if we don’t have to.”
The Steelers join teams like the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks who have helped keep the NFL moving. The league sent out a memo to clubs and players this week revising the off-season schedule.
The initial phase of the schedule includes four weeks of virtual meetings. The second phase begins on May 17th and 21st and includes contactless fieldwork with trainers.
The NFL will be reintroducing OTAs from May 24th to June 18th after failing to conduct training sessions last off-season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Noah Strackbein is a publisher at AllSteelers. Follow Noah on Twitter @NoahStrack and AllSteelers @si_steelers.