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NFLPA Medical Director Dr. Thom Mayer released a statement to all players today that reads asking them to avoid group workouts. NFL teams were able to open their facility doors to business personnel back in mid-May (provided state and local governments okay it) back.

Dr. Mayer’s statement reads:

The statement comes after a spike in COVID-19 cases in a few states, and news that handfuls of college players are testing positive upon their return to team facilities. Earlier this week the Bucs had an assistant coach test positive, and two additional assistant coaches entered quarantine, according to multiple reports.

Also, earlier today Kansas State announced that they’re pausing all voluntary workouts for 14 days following their COVID-19 test results where 14 student-athletes tested positive. Clemson had 23 football players test positive as well, according to reports.

While some personnel were allowed back in the building, players were not expected to return to facilities until training camp.

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