However, a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter later in the day stated the league had proposed there be no preseason games, which could go a long way toward getting an agreement between the players and the league done quickly. However, several issues remain, including the length of the acclimation period to start camp, the number of preseason games and - most importantly - how players will be affected by what's expected to be a huge budget shortfall in 2020.
The biggest takeaway: All players will be tested daily for the first two weeks of training camp, and health professionals will only pull back on the frequency if the positivity rate drops below 5 percent.
Rookies for the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs began arriving at camp on Monday.
With Broncos rookies and quarterbacks set to report Thursday for their first test, we could see that group back in the facility on Monday. Only after that second positive test can players began strength and conditioning training.
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The NFL already agreed to cut down the preseason to two games, but now they've submitted a new proposal to the NFLPA that would limit teams to a single preseason game in 2020. "There's no finish line with health and safety, and I think these protocol are living, breathing documents, which means they will change as we get new information".
The medical protocols being in place has allowed San Francisco to give players their report dates for training camp. Should both return negative, they will be allowed into the team facility, assuming Santa Clara County allows the 49ers to do so by then. If there is a positive test with no symptoms, that player may return to the facility 10 days after the initial test - or if he produces two consecutive negative tests within five days of the initial positive test. And three, numerous younger players need preseason games in order to impress coaches and win their jobs. As NFL Media reported: "The idea behind this protocol is that waiting another day will aid in capturing the virus as it incubates". Teams can mandate that players show up and if they don't they can face fines or be considered in breach of contract. "We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones". These two teams are scheduled to kick off the National Football League season with a match-up on September 10.
The NFLPA demanded the testing protocol as part of a push for player safety as a priority with teams reporting to training camp.