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NFL, NFLPA Agree To Player Health Protocol For 2020 Season

There’s something now in place for football to be played.

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Over the past few weeks, players have taken to the internet to toss disdain at the negotiations that went on between the NFL and the NFLPA regarding the creation of a safety protocol that would permit football to be played this season. This, that, and other things weren’t being discussed. We need to see at least this.

Last Friday, everything finally came together. The NFL and NFLPA agreed to proposed amendments about safety that modify the collective bargaining agreement for the 2020 NFL season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the following to say in his official statement:

NFL teams are still on track to open up training camps at their previously scheduled dates. Training camps have their own set of mandatory COVID-19 testing dates and practice protocols as teams prepare for the season.

Sports was resurrected last week with the return of baseball. The NBA is set to return this week. Now, after months of fears that football won’t be played this year, for the first time it actually looks like there will be a 2020 season for the Texans and the rest of the NFL, regardless of how bizarre it may turn out to be.