NFLPA updates website to show 59 players have had positive COVID-19 test

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Earlier Tuesday on its website, the NFLPA listed 95 NFL players with a known positive COVID-19 test. They changed the number Tuesday night.

The NFLPA’s website now lists 59 players with a known positive coronavirus test.

The NFLPA posted a statement saying the higher number included all known positives across the league, including staff. Thirty-six of the positive tests were non-players.

In fact, the number now is lower than it was on July 10 when the NFLPA reported 72 players had tested positive.

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.

24 responses to “NFLPA updates website to show 59 players have had positive COVID-19 test

  1. What happens if a starting Qb gets covid week 2 and he’s been in direct contact with the whole team?
    Does the entire starting offense miss the next two games?

  2. maxamili says:
    July 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm
    What happens if a starting Qb gets covid week 2 and he’s been in direct contact with the whole team?
    Does the entire starting offense miss the next two games?
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    They just agreed to daily testing for all of the players. You will only miss games if you actually test positive.

  3. If the center or the QB comes down with COVID19, I hope you have a complete second team that has been practicing separate. Center is going to be breathing on the ball.

  4. It would be interesting to see which team had the most positives because then you would want to track and keep an eye on that team to see if they have more of a break out. That’s how you do contract tracing.

  5. cyndis400 says:
    July 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm
    Hmmmm….did someone accidently transpose the numbers from “59” to a “95”?

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    No, the 95 number was including non-players. 59 players + 36 non-players = 95 total positives.

  6. I don’t see why a player would need to sit out if he tests negative, even if a teammate tests positive

  7. This is just a war of attrition.
    Somewhere early October they’ll throw in the towel.

    But don’t touch the towel!

  8. rachelfootball says:
    July 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm
    Training camps arent even open and already 2% have tested positive for covid.

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    Keep in mind this number includes all positive tests dating back to April

  9. As infections and deaths make record highs in the US, the NFL is full steam ahead.

    Not a clue!

    We don’t need football that badly!

  10. How many have recovered? I’m guessing all, otherwise we’d hear about “nfl” player in hospital or passed away…

  11. TheTruth says:

    July 22, 2020 at 10:23 am

    As infections and deaths make record highs in the US, the NFL is full steam ahead.

    Not a clue!

    We don’t need football that badly!
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    Who is this “we” that you speak of? Its amusing these new posters who act like they speak for everyone or know what’s best for everyone. Players arent being forced to play it’s their choice. We dont need rollercoasters or places to go skydiving yet those continue to exist it’s a players choice whether they want to work/play it’s not yours to determine their job isnt important to you so it’s not important overall.

  12. Breathing on the ball and passing the virus that way isn’t an issue. The virus mostly infects hosts through the exhalations of people being inhaled by others

    The players most at risk are the linemen, who are lined up just inches from their opponents, usually breathing like freight trains. Wearing guards/masks, will help, but I can’t see this working for a whole season.

    I wish them all luck. I want to watch football as much as everyone else, but even if they play, the season will have a huge asterisk next to it since many teams will be playing long stretches with second-string players.

  13. If the virus isn’t deadly to athletes, why not just play the season?

    Imagine if you got sick you just didn’t visit elderly or high risk people?

    It’s time to move on, shutting down didn’t help, masks are questionable and the sun keeps coming up every day. If you’re high risk lay low, the virus remains active no matter what we do. It’s time to move on, it’s a risk we all take.

  14. The virus could easily be deadly to some of the athletes. Many of the players have issues such as diabetes or forms of asthma, which puts them at risk. Other players may be at risk and don’t know it.

    It’s NOT the flu and it is NOT harmless to most people. Many that show few symptoms are now dealing with organ damage.

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