NFL Roundup

NFL training facilities will close league wide tonight. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 clubs, saying they must close by 6 pm Eastern time, with few exceptions. The closures will last until April 8th when the league will determine with the help of medical and health experts if it’s safe to reopen.

The NFL plans to go ahead with the draft next month as scheduled despite opposition from league GM’s. ESPN reports the general manager subcommittee is recommending to Commissioner Roger Goodell that the draft be pushed back. Some concern is over logistics for physicals and psychological testing.

The Tom Brady era is underway in Tampa. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback spoke to reporters via conference call Tuesday and called his New England exit emotional. Brady added he’s ready to do what he can to bring a championship to the Bucs.