The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to halt daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, aligning them with protocols developed last month for fully vaccinated players and coaches.
In a memo sent Friday (Jan. 21) to teams, the league said it would add unvaccinated players to its existing symptom screening and testing surveillance programs. Anyone who reports symptoms will be tested.
With only eight teams left in the playoffs, there are estimated to be only 12 unvaccinated players remaining. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose 90-day testing exemption following a positive case was set to expire soon, is one of them.