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NFL’s testing protocols successful with two days to go

The league received some good news right before the start of the season.

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On Tuesday, the NFL sent out a memo to its teams detailing the results of their testing from this past week, which spanned from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5.

According to the NFL and NFLPA, after testing all Tier 1 (players and coaches) and Tier 2 (front office staff) personnel on a daily basis, only seven new positive cases were confirmed, with only one of them being a player. Tier 3 personnel were also tested once during the week.

That’s seven positive cases out of a whopping 44,510 tests. Holy moly. Incredible news. On top of that, there’s football in two days. It can’t get much better than that, although anything more than zero is still more than you would want.

This bit of news also comes on the back of the NFL announcing that jersey swaps are also technically allowed again in 2020, but the whole swapping process will look a tad different. Instead of just handing the jerseys over after the games, the league partnered with Tide to pay for one (1) jersey swap, by mail ... after it’s been washed.

Hell of a way to capitalize on the situation, Tide.

Obviously it doesn’t make sense to go through all of that effort just to swap jerseys, especially when the players just spent three hours banging against each other on the field. But alas, that’s the world right now.