NFL players have utilised social media to voice their concerns over a scarcity of a participant security plan for scheduled training camps, utilizing the hashtag WeWantToPlay.
In an e-mail despatched to all 32 groups on Saturday, the league stated rookies will typically report on Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players on Thursday and all different players on July 28.
Reigning Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs, alongside with the Houston Texans, have been granted permission to have rookies report on Monday as a result of they kick off the season on September 10, three days earlier than different groups are in motion.
Even with camps set to open, discussions are ongoing between the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) concerning well being and participant security protocols amid the Corona Virus pandemic.
Once once more within the curiosity of holding everybody (players & followers) as knowledgeable as attainable, right here is an up to date checklist of what we as players know and don’t know as the primary group will get set to report back to training camp tomorrow.#WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/xQcjs33zgM
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 19, 2020
One of the most important requests from the NFLPA is for players to be examined for COVID-19 day by day, versus each different day.
The NFLPA stated on Thursday that 72 players had been recognized to have examined constructive, as of July 10.
That led to Sunday’s #WeWantToPlay social media blitz, with distinguished players reminiscent of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Texans defensive finish J.J. Watt, Los Angeles Rams defensive sort out Aaron Donald and Cleveland Browns extensive receiver Jarvis Landry all commenting on social media.
NFLPA president JC Tretter additionally tweeted: “What you might be seeing right now is our guys standing up for one another and for the work their union management has performed to maintain everybody as protected as attainable. The NFL must take heed to our union and undertake the specialists’ suggestions #wewanttoplay.”
Published 20 Jul 2020, 00:28 IST