According to an ESPN report, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to cease daily testing of unvaccinated players. The NFL claims that 95% of players and almost 100% of staff are vaccinated.
There are roughly a dozen players, ESPN claims, including Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who are unvaccinated.
“The NFL began experiencing an omicron-fueled spike in mid-December. From Dec. 12 to Jan. 8, 756 players and 478 staff members tested positive. The majority were asymptomatic, according to the league, prompting a shift away from daily testing.
From Sept. 5 to Dec. 11, the NFL averaged 19,253 tests for each two-week testing period. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 8, 12,491 tests were administered.”
NFL players on AFC or NFC championship game rosters, but in COVID protocol
(Jan. 24 updates)
- LB Joe Bachie
Kansas City Chiefs
- DB Joshua Jackson
- TE Mark Vital
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
- DB Luqman Barcoo
- QB Tyler Bray
- RB Josh Hokit