The NFL has acknowledged the likelihood that they will have at least one player test positive for COVID-19. Each team has 90 players on the training camp roster and 65 on the final active roster and practice squad, which means there are 2,880 and 2,080 players respectively in the pool.
“We fully expect that we will have positive cases,” NFL executive V.P. of communications, public affairs and policy Jeff Miller said during a Tuesday conference call with reporters. “Our challenge is to identify them as quickly as possible and to prevent spread to any other participants.”
The NFL will need to establish a procedure for allowing teams to quickly replace players who test positive for COVID-19.