Essence: NFL Partners With Chicago Non-Profit To Tell The Stories Of Legendary Black Players

Essence: NFL Partners With Chicago Non-Profit To Tell The Stories Of Legendary Black Players. “The National Football League and NFL Films have announced a new partnership with the Chicago based non-profit, The HistoryMakers to highlight the stories of African American players and others who have played a major role in the league’s history. The NFL will provide the organization, which has the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, funding and hundreds of hours of footage from interviews with Black football legends from the past and present, including Pro Football Hall of Fame players.”

CBS Philly: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni Tests Positive For COVID-19

CBS Philly: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni Tests Positive For COVID-19. “Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has entered COVID-19 protocols after testing positive for the virus Wednesday, the team said. Sirianni, who was feeling symptomatic, will continue to conduct his responsibilities remotely and remains hopeful to return by Sunday when the Eagles play the New York Giants.”

Personal Foul: NFL Officials Allowed To Skip COVID Testing Line In Manhattan (Gothamist)

Gothamist: Personal Foul: NFL Officials Allowed To Skip COVID Testing Line In Manhattan. “Employees of the NFL were allowed to skip the line at a COVID testing site listed as a state-partnered facility on Monday, a facility employee and league spokesperson confirmed, sparking outrage among the 100 or so people huddled in the cold who said they’d spent hours queued up for pre-scheduled appointments.”

Pete Carroll: Seahawks all getting COVID-19 vaccination booster shots (Seahawks Wire)

Seahawks Wire: Pete Carroll: Seahawks all getting COVID-19 vaccination booster shots. “No team has done a better job of avoiding the dangers of COVID-19 than these Seahawks. The team incredibly went the entire 2020 season without a single COVID-19 case. There’s only been one so far this year when tight end Gerald Everett tested positive. Everett is vaccinated, though and returned after missing two games. Now, coach Pete Carroll says the entire team is getting booster shots today.”

WXOW: Aaron Rodgers won’t play Sunday due to COVID protocol

WXOW: Aaron Rodgers won’t play Sunday due to COVID protocol. “Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol and will miss Sunday’s game at Kansas City. Coach Matt LaFleur has confirmed that Rodgers is in the protocol but would not say if he had tested positive. The reigning NFL MVP is the latest Green Bay player to deal with the coronavirus. Wide receivers Davante Adams, a 2020 All-Pro, and Allen Lazard missed last week’s victory at Arizona because of COVID-19 protocols. Green Bay’s backup quarterback is 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan Love, who has thrown seven passes in his short career.”

Washington Post: The NFL should lead by example and require its players to be vaccinated

Washington Post: The NFL should lead by example and require its players to be vaccinated. “If one of their own — a 6-foot-3, 240-pound former NFL linebacker, now 59 years old and made vulnerable to the ravages of covid-19 by spending part of the past year fighting off a deadly skin cancer — can’t convince the current generation of professional football players working under his tutelage to get the coronavirus vaccine to keep him, his family, themselves, their families and their co-workers and their families safer, then the company that employs them should.”

ESPN: NFL to fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for any violation of COVID-19 protocol

ESPN: NFL to fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for any violation of COVID-19 protocol. “Unvaccinated NFL players will be subjected to a fine of $14,650 every time they violate COVID-19 procedures. A spotlight was put on the punishment after a report that Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians would fine a player ‘$14,000 on the spot every time he isn’t wearing a mask or is breaking a protocol.’”

Wall Street Journal: A Rapid Covid Test That’s Also Accurate? The NFL Says It Has One

Wall Street Journal: A Rapid Covid Test That’s Also Accurate? The NFL Says It Has One. “The NFL’s rapid PCR test, developed by Mesa, has been tested on a selection of league personnel across five teams, who also submitted their usual samples for standard PCR tests. The 917 tests using both methods each produced 27 positive samples and 890 negative samples, a perfect match. The league used the rapid PCR test to clear the Ravens and Steelers to play on Wednesday, and it’s the type of development these companies hope could have broad public health implications soon beyond football—possibly helping airlines, schools and more safely return to a semblance of normalcy.”