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NFL makes several changes to gameday protocols

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No more postgame jersey swaps.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

If there is a 2020 NFL season, it’s going to look a lot different than what we’re used to.

With two months away from the start of the regular season, the NFL and NFLPA continue to hammer out the details for how football will be conducted amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to NFL Network Tom Pelissero, the league has implemented several gameday protocol changes for the 2020 season, which includes the banning of media in postgame locker rooms, as well as on-field fan seating now being prohibited.

It does seem a little silly that postgame jersey swaps are being banned but it’s fine for the players to have full contact with each other during said games.

But for the most part, these are changes that needed to be made to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if there are games in 2020.

And I’m sure players will appreciate not having media in the postgame locker rooms this year.