SEATTLE — Russell Wilson and a host of other Seahawks were among NFL players who took to Twitter on Sunday to voice their concerns over the scheduled start of training camp for the 2020 NFL season.
On Saturday, the NFL sent a memo to teams informing them that training camps will begin as normal July 28. Rookies are set to report a week early Tuesday and quarterbacks and injured players will report Thursday.
However, the memo was met with pushback from many players, who are unconvinced the league has the proper safety measures in place to combat the risks of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Wilson was one of the first players who took to Twitter in an organized fashion:
Tyler Lockett, Bruce Irvin, D.K. Metcalf and Duane Brown followed in support:
Many of the players used #WeWantToPlay in their posts – and which, ESPN reports came from new Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones.
Jones’ idea, according to ESPN, was to explain to the public that their concerns are not about money but instead about health and safety.
Among the NFL Player’s Association reported requests to the league are daily testing, no preseason games and a “ramp-up” period that includes 21 days of strength and conditioning, 10 days of non-padded practices and 14 days of “contact acclimation” when they report to training camp.
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