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NFLPA advises players not to work out together due to COVID-19

There’s been a major uptick in COVID-19 cases recently.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL Players Association has requested players to stop working out together until training camp.

NFLPA medical director Dr. Thom Mayer released a statement Saturday asking for players to avoid these workouts as the NFLPA works on safety protocols for training camps, which are currently scheduled to begin in late July.

“Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts,” Mayer said. “Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.”

This comes after a group of 49ers players were working out together in Nashville this week, and one of them tested positive for the virus.

In addition, several states have reported record-highs in COVID-19 cases this week, so it’s probably a wise move for players to avoid working out together until camp begins.

Many NFL teams have had groups of players work out together since there are no traditional OTAs or minicamps. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was trying to organize workouts with his new teammates, but it looks like he’ll have to wait until training camp before he can work with his guys.