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NFL’s COVID-19 Defensive Plan Does Not Include Bubble

The NFL has no plans to move into a bubble as it takes several new steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The league will begin PCR testing for COVID-19 on game days starting this week, use of masks …

NFL Kicks Off Plan to Reopen Team Facilities; MLS Soccer Allows Player Workouts

The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained Wednesday night by The Associated Press, several …

NFL Passing Player Injury Prevention Research and Ideas Onto Colleges

The NFL’s top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL’s executive vice president for health and …

Goodell: NFL ‘Can and Must’ Make Football Safer

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will continue to do “everything we can” to make football safer. Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture …

Lawsuit Over NFL Concussions Filed in Mississippi

A federal lawsuit filed in Mississippi on behalf of more than 50 former NFL players claims the league conspired to hide the dangers of concussions and brain trauma associated with professional football. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 28 in U.S. …

NFL Owners’ Latest Safety Move Irks Players

The NFL’s move to make thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season already has drawn criticism from the guys who will have to wear them. Not long after Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, chairman of the competition …