NFL Preseason Cancelled as 95 Players Test Positive for Covid-19

The NFL Players Association announced that all preseason games in 2020 were cancelled, following reports that 95 players had tested positive for Covid-19.   

The NFL has been in negotiations with the players’ union over coronavirus safety protocols, leading up to the start of league-wide training camp on July 28. Players took to Twitter using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay to express their concerns about the yet to be finalized agreement.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson wrote that his wife is pregnant, “And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety.” 

Houston superstar JJ Watt outlined several issues in his post, including mandatory training camp attendance, the full medically recommended training camp acclimation period, a fair opt out clause for at risk players, and a coronavirus testing protocol.  

The organizations have come to an agreement on one of Watt’s points, a testing protocol for training camp has been finalized as of Monday. 

Players will be required to pass two Covid-19 tests with a 72-hour self-quarantine in between, prior to being allowed entrance into the team facility. Teams have been mandated to test players daily during the first two weeks of training camp.  

Another point of contention between players and the league was a reduction in preseason games. The NFLPA wanted to eliminate all preseason games this year, but the NFL pressed for a minimum of two, so each team would have a chance to test Covid-19 protocols at home.  

On Monday, the NFL reversed its position and agreed to cancel preseason exhibitions, which will add extra days to camp and help appease the players’ demands for a longer training ramp-up period prior to the beginning of the season.  

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ernaldo
ernaldo
7 months ago

There’s a positive coming out of the chimkFru…screw the nfl.

Ernst
Ernst
7 months ago
Reply to  ernaldo

Pretty much what I was going to say. Let them kneel in an empty stadium.

UMCane
UMCane
7 months ago
Reply to  Ernst

Spot Ernst. Now the stuck up zillionaire players can kneel on their own time and their own nickel!! Will not miss it a bit!!

Independent1
Independent1
7 months ago
Reply to  ernaldo

I sure won’t miss any or them. I hope the entire NFL is “dismantled”.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
7 months ago

That won’t matter for a lot of people, since they won’t be watching anyway.

Ed D.
Ed D.
7 months ago

I am one of those people! Black national anthem, my arse! Screw the NFL and all of the overpaid, losers in it! I wish it would fold!

Annie
Annie
7 months ago

I call bs on this covid farce. Let’s shut down the world for something not a as bad as the yearly flu. It’s a plan.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

The tests are the fake tests arranged by the Democratic Party. People should forget the NFL. They have told the American people over and over again ‘We don’t give a shit about you.’ After Trump wins and the economy soars and NO ONE watches the NFL and they can’t pay their players and then crawl back to the people just say ‘We don’t give shit about you.’

Ed D.
Ed D.
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

AMEN Tom!

Kneel Somewhere Else
Kneel Somewhere Else
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Awesome!!!

Dilbert
Dilbert
7 months ago

It wont matter if they ALL have Covid-19…the NFL has made it’s anti-American bed and now they have to lay in it. I walked away from the NFL during the 2016 season during the National Anthem controversy and I suggest that all fellow Americans, not only walk away from the NFL, but let it’s sponsors know as well. I can’t wait to see someone like OBJ working at a car wash, because the NFL doesn’t have enough money to pay them

Ed
Ed
7 months ago

The NFL is nothing but a bunch of teams that coddle these players like they are kids. The NFL stands for National Fugitive League. Pro Sports my rear ended. The could care less about the fans except for the money. It’s obvious they Hate America. Drugs, drunk Driving, Abusers of Women, bar fights, tax evaders etc. I will never watch these thugs again. They are not sportsmen, they are criminals in uniforms.

Bernie99
Bernie99
7 months ago

Everybody take a knee. That will fix everything.

Rodzzz
Rodzzz
7 months ago

Does anyone out there care?

steve
steve
7 months ago

Shut the nfl down for good and 99% of the idiots will be collecting gov. checks or flipping burgers if they could be trained which is doubtful.

Allen
Allen
7 months ago

My comment to Wilson is don’t play. Aren’t you afraid that you might get mugged getting to the stadium? #FBLM #FAntifa #FDemocrats #FSeattle

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

No NFL for me

D
D
7 months ago

Would that they never play another game. The NFL has capitulated to the radical Left. They’ve lost me forever.

RC
RC
7 months ago

No interest in nfl. Could care less about the overpaid crybaby players and owners

Eliot
Eliot
7 months ago

kaepernick single handedly brought down the nfl. Maybe he can do the same at Disney

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
7 months ago

I bet these guys are in such case those positives just don’t matter. The surge in COVID-19 cases means nothing. Because we’re testing so much, of course the number of cases is increasing. But the death rate is plummeting into non-epidemic territory. It’s more important to know how serious they are. How many are asymptomatic or mild, and how many were found in tests or doctor/ER visits?

Earl McAFOOS
Earl McAFOOS
7 months ago

They can cancel the whole season

Crackerjack
Crackerjack
7 months ago
Reply to  Earl McAFOOS

Amen my sitamas also Maybe some won’t make payroll maybe kaperhead won’t get paid would that b sweet

ANNA
ANNA
7 months ago

Want miss a bit.

GRIZZ MANN
GRIZZ MANN
7 months ago

Were the tests done at the DNC ”medical” labs in Florida?

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

WHO CARES

Debbie Gemmell
Debbie Gemmell
7 months ago

F… the nfl no one cares !! They have kneeled their way right out of their paychecks. And for all the so called protesters out there the police need to put the National Anthem on instead of sirens and they will all kneel Easy enough

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

Give the Felons an IQ test 95% will come back negative

Kdub
Kdub
7 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!