Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, other NFL stars tweet concerns over training camp protocols
NFL gamers used social media Sunday to voice their considerations over a lack of a participant safety plan for scheduled coaching camps, using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay.
In an e-mail despatched to all 32 teams on Saturday, the league said novices will in so much instances report on Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured avid gamers on Thursday and all different avid gamers on July 28.
The reigning Tremendous Bowl champion Chiefs, at the side of the Texans, had been granted permission to have newbies report Monday as a result of they kick off the season Sept. 10, 3 days before different teams are in action.
Even with camps set to open, discussions are ongoing among the NFL and the NFL Avid Gamers Affiliation (NFLPA) regarding well being and participant safety protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.
again in the passion of conserving everyone (players & fanatics) as knowledgeable as conceivable, here is an updated checklist of what we as avid gamers recognize and don’t understand as the first group will get set to report back to coaching camp the next day.#WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/xQcjs33zgM
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 19, 2020
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considered one of the largest requests from the NFLPA is for players to be tested for COVID-19 day-to-day as against another day.
The NFLPA said Thursday that 72 gamers were known to have examined certain as of July 10.
That resulted in Sunday’s #WeWantToPlay social media blitz, with distinguished gamers such as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Texans shielding end J.J. Watt, Rams defensive take on Aaron Donald and Browns extensive receiver Jarvis Landry all commenting on social media.
making ready to file this week hoping the @NFL will come to settlement with the protected and right protocols so we will feel secure taking part in the game we like #WeWantToPlay
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 19, 2020
My wife is pregnant.@NFL Coaching camp is set to start..
And there’s still No Transparent Plan on Participant Health & Circle Of Relatives Protection. 🤷🏾
We Wish to play soccer however we additionally want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 19, 2020
It’s disheartening to listen to the NFL is unwilling to follow the suggestions of their own professionals relating to player health & safety. If we wish to have a whole season the NFL must listen to their professionals! #WeWantToPlay @NFL
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 19, 2020
It’s a shame that the @nfl doesn’t care about doing their phase to maintain avid gamers healthy and secure. they want to be certain football can get back the suitable manner. we’ve got to appear out for ourselves in addition as our households. #WeWantToPlay
— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) July 19, 2020
NFLPA president J.C. Tretter additionally tweeted: “What you’re seeing as of late is our guys standing up for each other and for the work their union management has done to keep everyone as safe as imaginable. The NFL must hearken to our union and adopt the mavens’ recommendations #wewanttoplay.”