NFLPA: 21 players tested positive for COVID-19 at camps


Players reporting to training camp are being evaluated for COVID-19 multiple times before they are allowed to enter the team’s facilities, and on Tuesday they brought information on how many of those tests have been positive so far.

The NFLPA announced that there have been 21 positive tests in tests conducted as part of the training camp reporting process. Rookies, injured players and quarterbacks were allowed to start reporting during the past week. Veterans of most teams began reporting to camp Tuesday.

The union did not announce the total number of tests performed overall or whether there were outstanding results from the first tests. They announced that a total of 107 players tested positive over the course of the offseason.

Players who test positive for COVID-19 will be placed on a reserve list until they no longer experience symptoms and / or receive multiple negative tests. Players exposed to an infected person will also go to that list and the league will not announce the reason for any player being placed on the list.