The Detroit Lions have made huge modifications to their locker room in the interest of social distancing. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Lions share photos of socially distant locker room with plexiglass dividers

As NFL players return to team facilities this week for training camp, the setting will be very different. 

League protocols require daily health checks and contact tracing monitors coupled with new social-distancing guidelines. 

Due to the NFL's new health and safety protocols, the Detroit Lions completely redesigned their locker room, and they shared photos of the update on Wednesday. From the photos, it appears some lockers are more socially distant than others, but all stalls have plexiglass dividers between them.

All teams are set to adapt to the new protocols, and the Los Angeles Rams have spread out lockers and are utilizing separate rooms to give players more space, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.

As players continue to file into training camp, they'll be met with the harsh reality that playing sports amid a pandemic isn't all it's cracked up to be. As locker rooms adapt to social distancing guidelines, there's still always the fear that the coronavirus could spread like wildfire. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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