Everything’s subject to change, but Colts expected to report to training camp at Indy complex July 28. Rookies report July 22.— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) June 8, 2020
Obviously, with the ongoing pandemic, this situation remains completely fluid, and it’s always possible the Colts schedule could be adjusted or even pushed back—with other adjustments that could soon follow down the team’s scheduled chain of events.
The Colts and the league’s other teams are already required to conduct each of their training camps at each respective team’s practice facility and headquarters—which presumably means that live practices this year will be closed to the general public as another health precaution (with joint practices among teams already prohibited).
There will be no usual ‘Colts Camp’ at Westfield this year—instead it’ll be held at the team’s W. 56th Street practice facility.
Currently, the Colts are wrapping up the final week of their ‘virtual offseason’, which is another adjustment that Indianapolis and other NFL teams have already had to make:
#Colts Reich: This is the last week of Zoom/OTAs. Next week, the players will get together on their own. Over the next two weeks, position coaches will have some zooms with younger players in 1-on-1/as needed scenarios. Rookies report July 22nd, vets arrive July 28th.— Greg Rakestraw (@gregrakestraw) June 8, 2020
This is just a strange offseason for the Colts and a time for all sports in general—the latter which is pretty well nonexistent right now.
The encouraging news is that it does appear that the NFL is fully planning on playing football this season (and tentatively, on a fairly ordinary timeline), but it doesn’t mean that there won’t be additional precautions/adjustments down the road—or that the possibility is completely ‘out of the woods’ quite yet.