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NFL Agrees With Players on Virus Testing for Training Camps

National Football League athletes will be tested daily for new coronavirus infection for the first two weeks of training camp under an agreement with the players union, which had raised concern that safety measures were incomplete for practices set to begin July 28.

“It is expected that players will need more than one negative test before first being allowed to enter team facilities,” the professional football league said on its website Monday, citing Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer. The league also offered to eliminate preseason games in response to player requests.