NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the NFL has knowledgeable all of the teams that they will be minimal to inviting no additional than five tryout players to rookie minicamps that will get position immediately after the NFL Draft.
The NFL educated clubs currently they are going to be limited to a highest of 5 tryout gamers at rookie minicamps following thirty day period, for each supply.
Some groups ordinarily have invited dozens of unsigned players to contend with draft picks and undrafted signings. More compact situations in 2021.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 22, 2021
This is most very likely a precaution to have fewer contributors in rookie minicamps because of to COVID-19, as teams were only educated that this would be the case for 2021. Past yr there was no rookie minicamp, so there ended up no tryout players for the 2020 year, only drafted and undrafted signings invited to schooling camp, but now there will continue to only be a max of 5 allowed at all-rookie camps this 12 months.
Tryout players do have a several diamond-in-the-rough good results stories, most famously Adam Thielen was a tryout participant with the Vikings and has turn into a person of the NFL’s standout receivers, and most notably for Seattle Seahawks fans defensive conclude Benson Mayowa was a tryout player.