The Cowboys aren’t the only team looking to get to work at the end of July. Talk in and around Redskins park that the lockout will be ending shortly. Please hold your applause.
Although the NFL’s labor dispute is not yet resolved, coach Mike Shanahan and his staff are preparing as if the Washington Redskins will report for training camp on time, according to people within the organization.
Despite continued uncertainty about when the NFL lockout will end, the Redskins are planning to start training camp July 28th. Under the old collective bargaining agreement, that would be the earliest they could begin – 15 days before their first preseason game, which is at Pittsburgh.
With the labor standoff preventing organized team activities and minicamps, Shanahan gave his coaches a good chunk of the month of June off, said people familiar with the team’s activities. Coaches came and went over the last two weeks but are expected to be back Monday to begin preparing for training camp.
We need to stay tuned to see how this unfolds and what can be next. Much work needs to be done as well as addressing the statuses of three players: Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth and Santana Moss.