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NFL tells coaches, GMs training camp start date remains the same, but NFLPA has other ideas

The NFL is gung-ho in its plans to start training camp. This comes as they do not have an agreement with the NFLPA on camp structure.

General Manager John Lynch and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers talk on the field during training camp at the SAP Performance Center on August 2, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The NFL held calls with general managers and coaches on Tuesday and told them the start date for training camps should remain as scheduled in late July, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. However, Pelissero is hearing decisions have not been made as to the structure of camps.

Later Tuesday, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported the NFLPA held a call about the NFL’s training camp proposal, and there is a serious difference of opinion.

“We received a proposed calendar for training camp from the NFL that not only goes against the guidelines set forth in the CBA but includes 2 pre-season games & significantly reduced acclimation periods.”

The NFLPA has two calls planned for Tuesday, but there seems to be a fairly significant gulf between the two sides. The NFLPA board voted last Friday in favor of playing zero preseason games, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.

The NFL hopes to start training camp in late July, but it is notable that the San Francisco 49ers still have not even been able to re-open their facility to any staff. California was on track to re-open, but has had setbacks in numerous counties. The 49ers situation could seemingly slow down the league if there is no improvement given the competitive disadvantage it could create for the team.