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NFL and NFLPA agree to daily COVID-19 testing

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A step in the right direction to ensuring players’ safety.

NFL: Super Bowl LIV-Commissioner Roger Goodell Press Conference Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020-21 NFL season is right around the corner with players expected to report to training camps by July 28th.

A big issue heading into the season has been disagreements between the NFL and NFLPA about the protocols regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday, several NFL players, including Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt and Patrick Mahomes took to social media to express a message to the NFL that they want them to enact policies that they feel appropriate for players’ safety.

It seems like the coordinated social media response is working in their favor as we are already seeing the NFL make changes that the players have been pushing for.

On Monday, Pro Football Talk reported that there is now an agreement between the NFL and NFLPA to conduct daily COVID-19 testing and that this is something the player had been pushing very hard for.

The players still want the preseason to be canceled altogether and for the NFL to implement a 21-day acclimation period.

While the NFL and NFLPA are still in disagreement about some protocols heading into the start of the season, the daily COVID-19 testing is a step in the right direction to making it much more likely that we have a football season this year.