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NFL teams taking extra precautions beyond COVID-19 protocols

Dec. 29, 2021 18:57 PM EST

NFL coaches are taking precautions beyond the league’s COVID-19 protocols to help ensure players are available for games. Several teams are separating quarterbacks, holding virtual meetings and doing whatever it takes to avoid breakouts of the virus. Green Bay, Washington,...

NFL cuts isolation time for players who test positive

Dec. 28, 2021 23:56 PM EST

The NFL is reducing isolation time for players who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, including unvaccinated players, to five days from 10. The league and the NFL Players Association revised the protocols on Tuesday after the CDC changed its guidelines for those who are...

Browns' C Tretter, Saints QBs test positive for COVID-19

Dec. 23, 2021 20:32 PM EST

Both Saints veteran quarterbacks, Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian, Minnesota star running back Dalvin Cook and Cleveland center JC Tretter, the NFL Players Association president, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. But Washington is getting back quarterback Taylor Heinicke. ...

AP Sources: NFL discussed cancellations due to COVID-19

Dec. 22, 2021 18:44 PM EST

With a surge of COVID-19 cases threatening to disrupt the NFL season last week, the league discussed canceling games for the first time since the pandemic began. In talks with the NFL Players Association, canceling games involving Washington, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Rams was...

AP Source: NFL plans changes to COVID-19 protocols

Dec. 15, 2021 21:21 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The NFL is planning “significant changes” to its COVID-19 protocols amid the worst three-day stretch for the league during the pandemic, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person, who spoke on condition of...

NFL requiring coaches, team staff to get COVID-19 boosters

Dec. 13, 2021 21:55 PM EST

The NFL is requiring coaches, front-office staff and team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27. In a memo sent to teams on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said: “Given the increased prevalence of the virus in our communities, our experts have...

Antonio Brown, 2 others suspended for violating COVID rules

Dec. 02, 2021 18:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Antonio Brown and two other NFL players have been suspended immediately for three games by the league for violating COVID-19 protocols. The Tampa Bay wide receiver and teammate Mike Edwards were suspended Thursday. Free agent John Franklin III, if signed...