The NFL and NFLPA are negotiating over coronavirus-related reopening protocols and a source says the major dispute is over whether COVID-19 should be classified as a "non-football injury."

The union has made several requests of the league, including daily COVID-19 testing, the elimination of all preseason games, financial and other compensation for players who opt out of playing for COVID-related reasons and a provision that would keep the 2021 salary cap from going down due to lost 2020 revenue, according to sources.

Hypothetically, if a player contracts the virus during a practice or a game and is placed on the NFI list as a result, his team would have the right not to pay him during his absence.