NFLPA wants daily testing
The NFL and NFLPA disagree on numerous issues with a little over a week until training camp starts. There are unresolved financial disagreements, but the union seems more concerned about how players will stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The union wants players tested daily, while the league has pushed for fewer tests.
Executive director DeMaurice Smith also railed against playing preseason games and warned that players likely won’t be in football shape if they report July 28 as planned and will need a “ramp-up” period before actual practices.
Despite that, Smith said no players have formally opted out of the season.
The league and union also must navigate a projected massive revenue loss. If they drastically lower the salary cap for 2021, many players will be at risk of being cut.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green signed his oneyear, $18.2 million franchise tag.