The proposal is in response to the NFL Players Association's (NFLPA's) demands for the NFL to take recommendations on how to address the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus on Thursday identified 10 players who need to have a strong training camp and preseason to secure bigger roles - or maybe any role - on their respective rosters.
Ensuring (or at least promoting) the health and safety of players was the top concern for the NFLPA, and so Monday's announcement was a step in the right direction.
As for the rest of the players, they will still report as originally planned on Tuesday, July 28th.
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The German trial included 60 healthy adults aged 18-55 years who were randomized to receive variable doses of the vaccine. The journal said: "Authors say further clinical studies, including in older adults, should be done with this vaccine".
According to multiple reports, the NFLPA have been consistent in their desire for no pre-season games and the latest offering from the National Football League is being seen as a big step toward a resolution, following numerous health and safety concerns raised by players.
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.
The players' union - including Broncos kicker Brandon McManus - lobbied for no preseason games so players would have more time to get back in shape before the start of the regular season. The players got their wish that Russell Wilson and others loudly voiced online Sunday: they will be tested every day for the COVID-19 virus.
Rookies for the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs began arriving at camp on Monday. Watt and other players want more clarification on the details of the opt-out procedure for players who don't feel safe participating because of health and safety concerns for themselves or their families. Rookies were set to report July 21, though at least one team - the Green Bay Packers - pushed that date back. He added that "if players do not show up on time, they can be fined or considered in breach of contract". A player who is positive but asymptomatic could return as quickly as five days if he gets two consecutive negative tests, meaning in theory he wouldn't have to miss any games. The NFL on Monday offered the union zero preseason games, per a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Therefore, veteran players who report in July would get a physical no sooner than August 1". "The testing protocols we agreed to are one critical factor that will help us return to work safely and gives us the best chance to play and finish the season".