Jets, Giants await answers on coronavirus testing for rookies
Jets rookies were scheduled to report for training camp on Tuesday and get their very first COVID-19 checks, but the workforce delayed the report day.
The Jets are in search of extra clarity on the screening policy that was agreed to by the NFL and its gamers on Monday right before they begin to administer the exams. The rookies are in New Jersey and waiting around to commence their NFL occupations.
Players need to test unfavorable 2 times prior to they are permitted in the team’s instruction heart. Testing could start as early as Wednesday, if the Jets experience like they have a entire knowledge of the screening protocols agreed to Monday afternoon.
Quarterbacks and wounded players are scheduled to report Thursday with the total team reporting next Tuesday. The NFL and players are still negotiating how education camp will be structured, but it is very likely there will be an acclimation period of time of a couple of weeks prior to gamers are on the area and in pads.
The situation is related — if marginally far more complex — for the Giants. Rookies, quarterbacks and wounded veterans are scheduled to report Thursday but even that system is on maintain until there is a lot more clarity with regards to agreed-on COVID-19 tests strategies. The rookies have been told to keep put at house and not travel to New Jersey, league resources told The Write-up.
The Giants have only signed a person of their 10 draft picks, however agreements are in place with certain late-round picks pending a actual physical, per sources. People physicals — scheduled to be spread above the system of the weekend — are not able to occur until camp opens.
There is no offer in place yet with to start with-round decide Andrew Thomas, though the expectation is it will arrive with each other rapidly and shortly in line with the rookie wage scale, with the start out of camp growing the sense of urgency. The Giants’ past two initial-round picks, Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones, the two signed on the eve of camp.
The Jets have 8 of their nine draft picks signed with only third-spherical choose Ashtyn Davis still to indication his deal.