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Pete Carroll: Seahawks virtual offseason to end next week

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As the NFL has adjusted to the realities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, the virtual offseason has been continuously extended to allow teams to get in work outside the facility.

Initially set to end on May 15, the league extended virtual programs first to May 29, then June 26—roughly a month before training camp is set to begin. Though teams can take their virtual offseason all the way up until the June 26 deadline, some have begun to end early, with the Bears wrapping up on Thursday.

Speaking to media on Thursday afternoon, Pete Carroll told reporters the Seahawks would follow suit, with plans to end their virtual offseason next week.

Carroll went on to confirm that the team wouldn’t be back in the Virginia Mason Athletic Center until training camp, but that Washington has given the team the all-clear to follow league guidelines.

Carroll then echoed a common sentiment among coaches, saying he hoped to bring players in prior to camp to makeup for on-field time lost.

Finally, in discussing how the team would adjust when they are back in the building, Carroll mentioned the possibility of moving all team work, including meetings, outdoors.

Seattle was set to open training camp in the last week of July, but expect more clarity and a more clear timeline in the coming weeks.