Jets’ Pierre Desir, Frank Gore amongst gamers to call out NFL over coronavirus protocols
Jets’ Pierre Desir, Frank Gore amongst gamers to call out NFL over coronavirus procedures
Players around the NFL are not pleased with the league’s failure to come to a contract on safety procedures in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With groups set to report to training school starting on Monday, the NFL has yet to engrave out the information of its strategy to protect its gamers from coronavirus. Social distancing guidelines have been established, however the league is still negotiating lots of details of its strategy for player safety, including screening frequency and the variety of preseason games that will be played.
On Sunday, various players around the NFL took to Twitter to speak out and voice their interest in the season inching better. Among them were Jets running back Frank Gore, linebacker Avery Williamson, cornerback Pierre Desir and Brian Poole, all of whom had plenty to say as they prepare to report to One Jets Drive on Thursday.
NFL Players Association director DeMaurice Smith and president JC Tretter attended to the union’s issues in a video teleconference call with press reporters on Friday in which they required daily screening. A joint committee of physicians, trainers and strength coaches formed by the NFL and NFLPA suggested screening occur every other day.
Jets players will begin reporting to training school on Tuesday with the novices being the first to head back to group centers. Quarterbacks and hurt gamers will report on Thursday, while the rest of the group is set to return on July 28. Gamers can select not to report, however under the cumulative bargaining contract, groups can fine gamers who do disappoint up for camp.