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NFL, NFLPA reach agreement on 2021 salary cap

  NFL, NFLPA reach agreement on 2021 salary cap The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to some compromises regarding finances. Next year’s salary cap will be no lower than $175M, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com report. Rather than borrowing money from projected future revenues through 2030 — as the players initially sought — this agreement will take projected funds through 2024 to help guard against a salary cap free fall this season could cause, Mark Maske of the Washington Post tweets. Read more here.

As of this morning, everyone involved in the NFL is still planning to have a season. At least that's what they're saying publicly. Behind closed doors, the idea that the doors have already closed may be more prevalent. And while we're hoping against hope that there can be a complete, ethical, and satisfying campaign of American's most popular sport, we should understand that it's all going to be new and different.

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Peter Schrager touched on this during Good Morning Football, pointing out that some of the most valuable team personnel won't be wearing jerseys. Schrager identified trainers, infection control officers, and strength and conditioning coaches as Da Real MVPs of 2020.

NFL, NFLPA agree on training camp setup, opt-out system

  NFL, NFLPA agree on training camp setup, opt-out system Days before full teams are scheduled to report to training camp, the NFL and NFLPA have reached agreements on other fronts as well. Here is the latest on the solutions the sides reached after months of negotiations:Training camps will still begin July 28, but the acclimation period players sought will take place. No full-padded practices will occur until August 17, Lindsay Jones of The Athletic tweets. Eight days of strength and conditioning will first take place before four days of helmets-and-shells work commences, Jones adds. Days 1-6 of camp will consist of COVID-19 testing and virtual meetings, per SI.

It's an astute bit of commentary. It also should leave the viewer feeling a bit unsettled about it all. Because it's becoming clear that athletic pursuits in the COVID world are really health contests between organizations amid a global pandemic. Those that manage it well will succeed on the scoreboard and on the standings page, which is certainly important. But those who don't will not simply be losing competitive advantage. They'll be putting needless lives at risk.

NFL, NFLPA agree on training camp setup, opt-out system

  NFL, NFLPA agree on training camp setup, opt-out system Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor discuss how Jets co-owner Woody Johnson's alleged racist and sexist remarks have brought back attention to NFL owners' questionable behavior. Subscribe to the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

This will truly be a year of appreciating everything that's going into playing football. Or basketball. Or baseball. While at the same time wondering if such efforts are reflective of the indomitable human spirit or craven capitalism.

The answer can, and probably will be, a little of both.


Video: Why lack of robust COVID-19 testing could lead to a fall without football (SMG)

Additional Marlins player tests positive for COVID-19 .
Another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. His identity is not known at this time. © Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. His ident It’s not altogether surprising to see additional positive tests arising, given the incubation period of the disease and multiple potential chains of transmission. In this case, Rosenthal says, contract tracing efforts had already identified the particular player as likely to have been exposed. That doesn’t change the gravity of the situation.

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