The NFL has said it is investigating the possibility of restarting the Powerlift program in the upcoming season.
Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the program could be back in action in 2020.
The league’s decision is expected to be announced by league offices in mid-November.
The NFL Powerlifting Program was last suspended in the spring of 2020.
This is the second suspension the program has faced in the past few years.
In March 2018, the league suspended the program indefinitely for a second time for its alleged involvement in the death of a player.
Following that suspension, the program was reinstated in 2020 after an indefinite suspension that was initially suspended for one year.
A new program was announced in March 2018 after the league issued a warning to the team in which it stated that “in light of the current suspension, we are continuing to evaluate all aspects of the program to ensure we are providing a safe, positive environment for the athletes involved.”
The Powerlifting Association was founded in 2013 by former Olympians Johnathan Hodge and Kevin Sturgis.
According to the Powerlifters website, the organization is comprised of coaches, strength coaches, and trainers, and provides a means for athletes to become stronger.