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After a handful of days without any communication, the NFL and NFLPA resumed their discussions on Wednesday which were centered around a myriad of topics, ranging from limitations on persons within a facility at any given point and potential daily testing throughout the 2020 season.

On Tuesday, the players’ union held a conference call with their members to discuss these issues, as well.

With the help of Mike Florio’s article from ProFootballTalk.com, here’s a fairly quick summary that includes some of the things that were discussed on yesterday’s NFLPA call:

  • The Players Association is fighting for the NFL to instill a 20-player limit inside any facility at any given time during the first three weeks of training camp. The players are also fairly dug-in on the NFL putting together an Infectious Disease Emergency Response plan that is signed before ever allowing more than 20 people in a facility. An IDER is essentially a plan/set of procedures that should be followed following an outbreak.
  • Players want to have the opportunity to individually opt-out of the season. Per Florio, there will not be a total player vote to decide on the final proposed agreement.
  • A concrete plan/set of procedures on how the NFL will handle players who test positive while traveling out of state for an away game. Per Florio, a decision on this matter is expected to be made soon.

As of right now, we are officially under two weeks away from the NFL’s July 28 report date for training camps. The list above is just a taste of the things the NFL and NFLPA will have discussed yesterday afternoon and on future dates. There’s really not a lot of time left, so for everyone’s sake, I hope conversations today lean towards the side of efficiency and practicality.

Rams News:

Aaron Donald joins the 99 club for the fourth year in a row (TheRams.com)

Cameron DaSilva highlights the Rams’ tight end group that was ranked 5th in the NFL by PFF (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter ponders the ceiling for Aaron Donald (Ramblin’ Fan)

Lindsay Thiry looks at the Rams offense and decides if the recent changes are good, bad, or nothing (ESPN)

NFL News:

Steve Palazzolo ranks the tight end units for every NFL team (Pro Football Focus)

Bill Barnwell lists winners and losers from the NFL’s franchise tag deadline (ESPN)

Ben Baby reports on A.J. Green not receiving the money he wanted from the Bengals (ESPN)

Bryan DeArdo lists the top-5 rivalries in the NFL for the 2020 season (CBS Sports)

Derrick Henry got PAID with a four-year, $50 million deal (Bleacher Report)

Washington owner Dan Snyder is keeping a close circle around the name, logo re-brand (Pro Football Talk)