National Football League players express concern about safety protocols on eve of training camp

Jared Goff Aaron Donald call on NFL to keep players safe with camp approaching

Jared Goff Aaron Donald call on NFL to keep players safe with camp approaching

It's pretty simple. these guys say they're just a couple months or so from having to get back onto the gridiron, but claim there's been no guidance or direction from NFL's top honchos on how to keep the players safe, and what the protocol will be. There is no agreement on an opt-out clause for those who are at higher risk or whose family is at higher risk (such as Rodney Hudson's wife).

Rookies for Houston and Kansas City are set to report Monday and rookies for other teams are due on Tuesday.

Get Giants text messages from reporters: Cut through the clutter of social media and text directly with the Giants beat writers. After two weeks, if the positive test rate is below 5%, the league would scale back to testing every other day. While the tone of the tweets varies from player to player, the overriding concern shared by all of the ones posting is summed up in the hashtag - they want to play. National Football League team doctors told NFLPA representatives in a conference call Thursday night that they believe it is safe for training camps to open in coronavirus hot spot regions.

Other players, including current Packers linebackers Christian Kirksey, Oren Burks and Curtis Bolton and former Packers such as JC Tretter and Randall Cobb, also pleaded with the league to improve the safety plan.

As some players have mentioned in their posts, we still don't know if any preseason games will be played this year.

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Both Brees and Malcolm Jenkins pointed to the National Football League ignoring the advice of its own medical experts.

"We still have not been granted the full and proper training camp acclimation period necessary as recommended by the medical and training staffs", wrote Watt, the All-Pro defensive end for the Texans.

National Football League stars and former Tigers Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins were among a number of players to speak out on social media Sunday ahead of National Football League training camps starting soon.

As of now, players still don't know how long camp will be, how many preseason games will be played or what protocols will need to be followed when they do report to camp. Are they going to follow the lead of the Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association and have certain locations to play games so players can be quarantined?

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