NFLPA president J.C. Tretter continues to call for daily COVID-19 testing of players

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Browns center and NFLPA president J.C. Tretter is standing his ground.

Tretter believes the NFL needs to implement mandatory daily testing of players for COVID-19 again. Tretter, who wrote about it in his monthly NFLPA newsletter posted on the organization’s website earlier in September, reiterated his point once again Monday.

“We think that’s the safest way to go about it,” Tretter said. “We haven’t had any problems through the first week. We have the means to make sure we don’t have any problems and our two pillars (are) to make sure we keep everybody as healthy as possible and make sure we get all of the games played, and we think we should be doing everything possible to ensure that.”

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Tretter believes all players – vaccinated and unvaccinated – are at risk as the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to be prevalent.

Vaccinated players are now tested every seven days this season. They started training camp being tested every 14 days. Unvaccinated players must test daily and wear masks in the facility.

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In 2020, everyone abided by the same protocols but there are two sets of rules this season.