Minnesota Vikings News: Team submits plan to NFL for return to action

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The Minnesota Vikings have officially submitted their plan to the NFL in order to begin their offseason regimen and prepare for training camp. Here’s the latest on the big news.

At this point in time, the Minnesota Vikings are ready to head back to the TCO Performance Center to begin their journey towards training camp and eventually, preseason action. Due to the current pandemic that has hit the world, teams across the NFL are allowed to submit their finalized plans to return to their training facilities.

If it gets approved, the Vikings will be able to head back to their training camp facility and at least get the wheels in motion that football is indeed on the horizon. It’s all about making sure all players, coaches, and everyone on the Vikings’ staff are able to do what needs to get done in a safe manner. The Vikings plan to do a mix of people that are physically working at the TCO Performance Center and some working remotely as they monitor the current pandemic.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s great to see the Vikings take the right steps forward in order to hopefully bring some normalcy to the world. Vikings fans all across the globe are anxious and filled with hope that the NFL will continue as planned with training camp, preseason football, and the regular season all taking place.

The Minnesota Vikings have submitted their plan to the NFL for return to work

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In an article written by Mark Craig of Star Tribune, here is what Jeff Anderson, vice president of the Vikings, said about the submitted plan:

"“We have submitted a comprehensive plan to the NFL outlining the team’s procedures to return to work in a methodical manner that emphasizes the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and broader community.”"

Hopefully, there won’t be any suspended events or football games if NFL teams are able to follow all safety protocols and ensure that everyone is safe. Just like the start of every NFL training camp, if this gets approved, the only players that will be allowed to enter training facilities are those in rehab or seeking medical treatment to get ready for football activities. The rest allowed to physically be there will simply be employees that work in the operations/administrative parts of a team.

The NFL put better safety measures in place similar to restaurants and businesses in states that are slowly reopening in that no more than 50 percent of a team’s staff will be allowed in the training facility at any given time. This is a smart move so not only can social distancing be strictly enforced but it will help make keeping facilities clean and sanitized at all times even easier.

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Overall, the Vikings are already ahead of the game and hopefully, will be on track to get their training camp program approved to prepare for the adventures ahead. Hopefully, players, staff, and fans can all be safe as we would all undoubtedly welcome football back in a heartbeat. Even if it’s just seeing some of our favorite players rehabbing at the TCO Performance Center preparing to get back on the gridiron would be a great sight to see.