Nate Solder: There Won’t Be Football If NFL Doesn’t Do Their Part To Keep Players Safe

We’re entering crunch time and the NFL and the union have some significant roadblocks to sort out.

The Giants’ representative on the NFL Players Association made it clear today that things have to change if we’re going to have a football season in 2020.

The league and the union have a call scheduled Monday about some of the roadblocks that needs to be sorted out, including COVID testing, report dates for training camp, players’ ability to opt out, compensation, etc., per NFL Network.

A few players around the league have come out saying they have concerns about returning to work during a pandemic.

Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith said on Instagram that his first child is due in three weeks and playing football amid the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t seem like “a risk worth taking.”

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN that he wouldn’t feel comfortable playing in the current circumstances.

The league has remained optimistic that the 2020 season will start as scheduled, despite the circumstances. 

Players are scheduled to return to training camps in a little under three weeks. So many questions remain unanswered, and it’s time for the NFL and NFLPA to come to an agreement.

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