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NFL doctors declare training camps safe to open

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Some (potentially) good news.

NFL: JUL 26 Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Saturday, July 18th is when rookies for the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs are expected to report their respective training camps. Life is coming at professional football very fast.

As of this posting, the NFL and NFLPA are still discussing COVID-19 testing procedures and the fate of the preseason, which is set to take place next month. The NFLPA, however, was told by NFL doctors that it is safe for training camps to begin on time.

On Thursday, The NFLPA posted a heat map detailing the prevalence of COVID-19 in each NFL market. Such information is critical since the league is not implement a bubble like the NBA and MLS did.

Since players will not be isolated all together, the data for each city and surrounding area is important in terms of identifying which teams may experience problems with potential outbreaks among team members. But with a sign of approval from league doctors, it makes a delay for the start of camp unlikely.

The danger of the virus is far from expired, but the NFL is still trending in the direction of things starting on time.