The NFL’s reopening strategy has been going smooth, for the most part. However, the NFLPA announced that 72 players have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 10th. Although that doesn’t sound like a big number, it‘s big enough to have some worry especially with training camp expected to open in two weeks.
The NFLPA says 72 players leaguewide were known to have tested positive for COVID-19 as of last Friday, according to information made available to players. With roughly 2,800 players currently on rosters, that represents about 2.5% of the workforce.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 16, 2020
The news comes from the union’s website where they revealed the staggering numbers. Though we are still unsure how many players have actually been tested, the NFLPA also released a map, which displayed data that presented the cases in the states of each NFL team.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already fallen victim to the virus, having two players and a coach test positive in June. The Bucs are in the hot bed of cases in the United States and must proceed with caution if they want a worry free training camp.