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The New York Jets have officially pulled scouts and coaches from the road in response to the NFL’s Coronavirus measures.

The New York Jets have pulled scouts and coaches from the road midday Thursday, according to several sources, at least one of whom relayed the info to Manish Mehta and Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

The move, of course, is a direct result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and lines up with the actions of the sports world as of late.

By Thursday afternoon, the NBA has suspended its regular-season action, the NHL quickly followed suit, the MLB did the same with its spring training festivities and the NCAA outright canceled the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Only the NFL (of the four major American professional sports) remains far from its regular-season slate).

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At the same time, with free agency’s legal-tampering period scheduled to begin Monday and the NFL Draft on the horizon, the league’s offseason power vehicles will most likely find itself disrupted.

In addition to the Jets, the Giants also pulled their scouts and coaches. Both teams join a growing list of organizations ensuring their employees remain far from the field (of work). The move aligns with the belief that all draft scouting measures such as college pro days and private workouts will be canceled.

According to Mehta and Leonard, “Player agents have told the Daily News and posted publicly, though, that the NFL has informed agents that all prospects’ scheduled Top-30 visits to team facilities in the pre-draft process had been canceled.”

There will be much more to come on this situation and how it’ll impact the NFL. Stay tuned.


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