The NFL and the NFL Players Association have a lot to discuss – including how and when to start the 2020 season. However, it looks like no talks are scheduled between the two sides, as of now.
“As of now (12:44 pm ET), there are no formal talks scheduled between NFL and NFLPA today on reopening protocols, though obviously that could change,” ESPN’s Dan Graziano tweeted Wednesday. “NFLPA is having an internal call this afternoon to discuss its response, and is also having a call this afternoon to update agents.”
The players’ union sent its response to league regarding major economic concerns, including the specifics of opt-outs for the season. States experiencing major surges in the virus could shut down once again, barring any gathering over 10, making training camps nearly impossible to hold.
“The NFL sent a response Tues night to the NFLPA’s proposal on reopening protocols,” Graziano continued in the thread. “Still no agreement. Players still want daily testing, elimination of preseason games and for COVID to be classified as a football injury. (Non Football Injury List allows team to not pay a player.)”
This story is continuing to develop.