95 NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19

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Some teams have begun testing rookies for COVID-19. Veterans soon will follow.

Ninety-five players have tested positive for coronavirus as of today and before league-wide testing results are known. That’s according to the NFLPA website.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Rams center Brian Allen, Broncos pass rusher Von Miller and Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth are among the players who are known to have had COVID-19.

The NFLPA also had an update on the infectious disease emergency response plans submitted by each team. Eight teams have IDER plans approved by the NFLPA, and 24 are under review.

The NFLPA must approve a team’s IDER plan before more than 20 players are allowed in the team facility. NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and joint infectious disease experts already have OK’d the 32 plans.

19 responses to “95 NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19

  1. If they are accessing tests that aren’t available to the general public there shouldn’t be a season

  2. This season isn’t unlikely to be played in any meaningful form and anything achieved, from the Lombardi to individual records, will be tagged with an asterisk.

  3. “As a Browns fan, I will take the Lombardi with the asterisk!”

    This Lions fan concurs. We lose games by asterisks, might as well win a few.

  4. Looking at the bright side, I haven’t seen any articles about active players being hospitalized. I saw Von Miller do an interview detailing his experience and he was fairly sick for a week or so but was back to working out in a little over two weeks.

  5. that’s 95 players who likely have antibodies and are safe! Very good thing!
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    No, they are not safe. There are verifiable reports that some people have been infected twice!

  6. It’s not the NFL that needs to be safer. They will spend millions to make sure proper protocol is in place; look at the high percentage already testing positive. That says one thing: entitled athlete can’t follow simple rules to keep themselves and others safe.

  7. Training camps aren’t even open and already 3 % of the players are covid positive. Good luck.

  8. Are these PCR or qPCR tests? If they’re PCR tests, they’re essentially useless, since they don’t tell you whether the player is currently sick or whether he had the virus eons ago.

  9. The focus should be on meaningful numbers such as:
    1) number of players testing positive and not eligible to play until they test negative
    2) number of hospitalized players due to covid
    3) number of players who died from the virus
    4)number of players with antibodies to the virus and test negative for active infection

  10. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    July 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm
    that’s 95 players who likely have antibodies and are safe! Very good thing!
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    No, they are not safe. There are verifiable reports that some people have been infected twice!
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    If thats the case then what good would a vaccine be if you can get infected twice?

  11. Like the cdc said “false positive for Corona virus family”. So the majority of them probably had or have the flu. Doesn’t mean that they have covid.

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