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COVID-19 Updates

49ers to shut down facility after positive COVID-19 test

A day before they take on the Packers, the 49ers have a positive COVID-19 test.

Packers to hold meetings virtually after AJ Dillon reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

The rookie has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, causing the Packers to work from home.

Scheduling in the COVID era not as simple as it seems if NFL wants full season & playoffs

With the Patriots and Titans creating a host of scheduling problems for the league, creating a Week 18 and Week 19 looks to be the only way forward. Unfortunately, even that is fraught with issues and would require some additional flexibility in the interest of fairness.

The 2021 NFL Draft is now in limbo amid the possibility of spring college football

With at least one Power Five conference moving football to the spring, that could force the NFL to implement some strange scheduling for the 2021 draft.

Opt-out deadline passes with no additional Packers choosing to sit out 2020

Devin Funchess will be the only player on the team to pass on the 2020 season.

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The NFL must change its course on COVID for the 2020 season to happen

Given what we’ve seen in MLB, the NFL’s safety protocols are a joke. If they want to play, they need to take more drastic action.

NFL opt-out deadline set for August 6th, with limits on post-deadline decisions

The players agreed to a sooner decision time frame with limits on post-deadline opt-outs, getting some added protections while the NFL adds roster flexibility.

Aaron Rodgers discusses opt-outs, COVID protocols, & empty stadiums in 2020

The Packers’ quarterback hit on most of the main questions about the upcoming NFL season in his first media availability of training camp.

Packers place long snapper Hunter Bradley on reserve/COVID-19 list

Green Bay is now up to five players on the COVID list.

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A World Cup-style NFL season could be the best solution to playing during a pandemic

The NFL and players didn’t want to go to a bubble, but the challenges in baseball cast doubt on whether football can work without one. Going to regional bubbles and larger single-elimination tournament like the World Cup makes the most sense.

Packers place Crosby, Sternberger, and Hester on COVID-19 reserve list

Mason Crosby, Jace Sternberger, and Trayvon Hester have all been placed on the list.

Notable NFL players choose to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19

Several Patriots stars are opting out along with the first medical doctor to play in the NFL.

Packers WR Devin Funchess opts out of the 2020 season

The Packers signed the veteran hoping he’d help an underachieving receiver corps but thanks to COVID-19 that’s now on hold until 2021z

NFLPA approves Packers’ IDER plan, clearing the way for training camp to begin

Green Bay can begin fully welcoming players into the team facilities now that the players union has signed off on the Packers’ coronavirus response plan.

2020 NFL season is on after league & NFLPA agree on COVID-related CBA changes

Football is now full speed ahead.

NFL & NFLPA agree to smaller training camp rosters and no preseason in 2020

Teams will have to cut down from 90 to 80 players before starting camp, but no games will take place prior to the regular season.

Mark Murphy expecting minimal fans at Lambeau Field in 2020

The Packers’ president isn’t painting a rosy picture as far as attendance at Packers games.

Packers’ rookies will report for training camp on Thursday, per report

The new report date is just two days after the old date, while veterans should still be able to come in on schedule.

Packers rookies will not report for camp as scheduled on Tuesday, per report

Packers rookies had been scheduled to report on July 21.

NFLPA mulling NFL’s offer of a single preseason game in 2020, per reports

If the NFL plays any preseason games in 2020, it appears that the maximum will be one game per team.

NFL plans to open training camps on time despite no agreement yet on safety protocols

Teams will still open camps on July 28th despite continuing strife between players and the league.

Training camp a tentative go after sign off from NFLPA doctors, per report

DeMaurice Smith says doctors have more or less given training camp a green light