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Report: Eagles pull coaches from Pro Day trips amid coronavirus concerns

Matt Johnson
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The Philadelphia Eagles will not be sending their coaching staff to college pro days in the near future, per NBC Sports Philadelphia, in part due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

The news, first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, is just the latest step in precautions taken by pro teams and leagues over concerns with COVID-19.

The Eagles also cited wanted to get some of their new coaches acclimated and to prepare for free agency, but the organization also factored in the spread of the coronavirus.

While the NBAMLB and NHL have each taken recent steps to ensure the safety of their players and fans with in-season procedures, the NFL hasn’t yet had a public event with fans that would need to be canceled.

The NFL still plans to hold the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas with fans and media in attendance. The draft is set to be held on April 23-25, but the league’s plans could change if concern over the coronavirus gets worse.

The Ivy League announced it is canceling its basketball tournamentsand the BNP Paribas Open was also canceled. Nippon Professional Baseball announced on Monday that it is postponing the start of its 2020 season.