The NFL is “closely monitoring developments” related to COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, a league spokesperson told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Tuesday.
According the The New York Times, there are now more than 100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in 15 states in the U.S. and six deaths linked to the virus.
Tuesday’s statement from the league comes a day after ESPN reported the NBA’s short-term recommendations to teams as it pertains to the virus. ESPN reported that the NBA is weighing its options related to “pre-draft combines, on-site workouts and international scouting events.”
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The league will hold the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas from April 23-25 and March 5 marks the start of 30-plus days of pro days across the country for prospective prospects.
In addition, each team has the ability to hold on-site visits with up to 30 prospects leading up to next month’s draft.
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