CFL players, agents have not been informed of dates for 2021 training camp

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Contrary to a report from the United States, the Canadian Football League has not informed players or agents regarding a start date for training camp ahead of the 2021 season.

A report from Pro Football Talk indicated that CFL players and agents had been informed that training camps would open on July 10 following an eight-day quarantine.

Several high-profile CFL agents have indicated to 3DownNation that no such correspondence took place.

The league has not provided players or agents with any formal updates regarding training camp since the new league targeted start date of August 5 was announced in late April.

The CFL has yet to release a new schedule since announcing that the season would be shortened from 18 to 14 games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The league is reportedly drafting schedules with no games in B.C. or Ontario for the month of August as it awaits approval from health authorities in both provinces.

Historically, CFL players have reported to training camp approximately one month before the start of the regular season. It is possible that players will be reporting to camp in early July, however those dates have yet to be determined.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.