The NFL and NFLPA have come to an agreement on daily COVID-19 testing, Pro Football Talk reports. This was one of the biggest issues between the two sides as they look to come to terms on playing safely in 2020.
The daily testing will go on for a minimum of two weeks and can be adjusted after that. The league wanted to test less frequently than daily because the turnaround time for results is roughly 24 hours. As part of the agreement, the NFL will pay for the testing.
More on the NFL:
- Neither the Giants nor the Jets will have fans in the stands at MetLife Stadium. The two teams made the decision in conjunction with the Governor, per Steve Politi of NJ.com.
- The football team in Washington has become the NFL’s version of the New York Knicks, Peter King writes in his latest FMIA. King hears from one veteran front office executive that no one wants to work for owner Dan Snyder and another anonymous exec told King that Washington’s work atmosphere was like a “frat house.” Fifteen former female employees recently came forward with sexual harassment claims against the organization.
- In the same piece, King cautions that Cam Newton is not a lock to start immediately in New England. It’s feasible that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will only have a few padded practices with Newton before opening day.
- What approach should you take if you are betting on the NFL in 2020? Damond Talbot of Draft Diamonds examines key questions entering this season.