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NFL Combine Cancels Bubble Environment for Attending Players

NFL Combine Cancels Bubble Environment for Attending Players

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The Combine announced Monday that they will no longer force players to take part in a bubble environment as part of this year’s event. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media and Tom PelisseroYesterday’s report said that agents representing over 150 draft prospects are organizing an boycott of all testing, workouts on the field and interviews at the next NFL scouting meet if it is heavy. bubbleRestrictions are not changed.

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RapoportIt was mentioned that players would not be allowed to see their full team of coaches and trainers unless the NFL or the combine agreed to lift those restrictions. as in past years many of this year’s top prospects would only do medical evaluations.

On Saturday, the combine informed prospects that they are permitted to invite one “Medical support person” that must be fully vaccinated. The combination was designed to provide all meals and snacks, and prospects would remain in the same place. “bubble”Environment with few exceptions 

Any player who violates these policies will be disqualified and sent home.

The Combine also announced that they have redesigned their workout schedule. It will start on Tuesday, March 1, and include player measurements, bench presses, and on-field workouts.

Previously, measurements, bench presses, and on-field exercises were done on separate days by the combine.

The NFLPA issued the following statement supporting the prospects even though they don’t represent them: 

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“We have spoken to several agents to reinforce our long standing opposition to the NFL Scouting Combine and agree and support the decisions by those to not attend. The combination of the NFL’s proposed “bubble” and fact that we still have an antiquated system of every team doctor examining players and having them perform yet again needs serious modification or elimination. We do not represent these players, but we have advocated for fair treatment.

“Our union has always encouraged players to take control of their careers from the very beginning and we appreciate that agents are looking at ways to support that goal.

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