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NFL and NFLPA reach agreement on travel protocols for training camp and preseason

Plus a small update on actual preseason games being played.

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The NFL and NFLPA are currently working out how the 2020 season will be conducted. And while it looks like this could be a challenging couple of weeks leading into training camp, one important issue has been solved.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL and NFLPA have agreed on travel protocols for training camp and the preseason.

Here is an excerpt of the report:

The sections of the detailed protocols focus on the rules for traveling by plane and bus, PPE use, disinfection of hotel rooms, airlines, buses, equipment, and luggage, rules for hotel employees and bus drivers, food service standards, and physical distancing requirements. The protocols also allow for discipline to be imposed in the event that club employees knowingly and materially fail to follow the protocols.

Highlights include mandatory masks for all members of the traveling party, limitations on the size of the traveling party (no more than 110 non-players), and no buffets.

In addition, Florio reports that, “The document implies strongly that there will be a preseason; however, it does not expressly state that preseason games will be played.”

So while it’s good to see one item has been agreed to, there’s still a lot of work to be done before both sides hammer out agreements for everything regarding the 2020 season.