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Pete Carroll in favor of postponing training camp if necessary

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Training Camp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

With training camp scheduled to begin later this month, dialogue between the NFL and the NFLPA has become more frequent, as the two sides attempt to figure out a plan to return to team facilities.

On July 1, it was reported that an announcement was to come on the shortening of preseason, from four games to two games. That announcement has yet to come, with a large portion of players in favor of playing no preseason games at all.

The gap between the league and the players association continues to be on public display, with many players scoffing at post-game jersey swaps being outlawed for the 2020 season on Thursday.

That public posturing continued on Friday, when NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted “almost everything is done and agreed to,” before adding several important items that are not yet agreed to.

Richard Sherman, an outspoken and important NFLPA rep, disagreed with the notion of agreements between the league and its players.

Obviously, there are a number of factors that must be addressed and agreed to before teams can open training camp. Pete Carroll, speaking on 710 ESPN Seattle on Friday, expressed his willingness to have training camp postponed in order to make sure everything is done correctly.

Flexibility and patience will be key from all parties in the lead up to training camp, as the NFL and its players attempt to navigate a season unlike any other. If Pete Carroll’s comments on Friday are any indication, the Seahawks will display exactly that before Seattle begins training camp.