New England Patriots

May 23, 2019; Foxborough, MA: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during organized team activities at Gillette Stadium practice field. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff

According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, Patriots coaches are waiting until the start of training camp to report to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. NFL coaches have been allowed to return to their facilities since June 5.

The Pats are, however, still working. McBride added that the staff will continue to conduct virtual meetings and meet with rookies in that setting. Most of the Patriots’ veteran players have already completed their offseason meetings.

NFL teams appear to be on the verge of allowing players to return to facilities full-time. The league recently sent a memo to all 32 teams outlining protocols for players after they arrive. Guidelines include lockers that are at least six feet apart and masks at all times except for athletic activities.

Once players are officially allowed to return, that will mark the start of 2020 training camp for all teams. The league is still on track to begin the season on time according to the 2020 schedule, which kicks off with the Super Bowl LIV champion Chiefs hosting the Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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