As COVID-19 infection rates rise throughout the United States, the NFL has ordered all 32 teams to operate for the rest of the season under the league's intensive protocol starting on Sunday.
NFL.com's Judy Battista writes: "That calls for, among other restrictions, all players and coaches must have a negative from the previous day's testing before entering the facility, in addition to regular daily PCR testing, all meetings being held virtually unless they can be held outdoors or indoors with a pre-approved plan, and for face masks being worn at all times at the facility, including on the practice field by all personnel. All meals must be served in grab and go style to prevent people from congregating in meal rooms. Locker room use is strongly discouraged on non-game days."
In related news, the Las Vegas Raiders have placed eight starting defenders on the reserve/COVID-19 list. None of the eight players has technically been ruled out for Sunday night's game against Kansas City, but even if they are cleared, most would have to play without practicing this week.