Saints’ Cam Jordan reveals extreme social distancing measures
The New Orleans Saints, along with the other 31 teams in the NFL, are getting accustomed to the guidelines the league has handed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cameron Jordan, the team’s All-Pro defensive end, revealed the extreme social distancing measures the NFL has taken thus far.
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While speaking to the NFL Network’s MJ Acosta, Jordan highlighted what the league has done to ensure player’s safety. Of course, similar to most places, players are required to wear masks in the team facility.
In addition to that, Jordan exclaimed that within the locker room, there are dividers between each player’s locker. Therefore, he isn’t able to have a clear view of his teammates when the team is in the locker room. Jordan joked that he’ll miss being able to see his teammates.
Lastly, the five-time Pro Bowler said he believes the league is taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the players. In light of that, the NFL went as far as to remove the furniture in team locker rooms. In doing so, it prevents players from socializing before or after practices in the locker room.
Recently, the NFL and NFLPA have been putting the final touches on a revised CBA due to the implications of COVID-19. Even though there hasn’t been an agreement finalized, it’s expected to be completed in the coming days.
There were multiple players that called out the NFL for its lack of concern to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, seeing what Jordan shared, the league may finally be taking the necessary provisions.