August 2, 2021

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New York Jets delay coronavirus testing for…

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New York Jets delay coronavirus testing for...

Jets rookies were scheduled to report for training camp on Tuesday and get their first COVID-19 tests, but the team delayed the report date.

The Jets are seeking more clarity on the testing policy that was agreed to by the NFL and its players on Monday before they begin to administer the tests. The rookies are in New Jersey and waiting to begin their NFL careers. Players must test negative twice before they are permitted in the team’s training center. Testing could begin as early as Wednesday if the Jets feel like they have a full understanding of the testing protocols agreed to Monday afternoon.

Quarterbacks and injured players are scheduled to report on Thursday with other players reporting on July 28. The NFL and players are still negotiating how training camp will be structured but it is likely there will be an acclimation period of a few weeks before players are on the field and in pads.

The Jets have eight of their nine draft picks signed with only third-round pick Ashtyn Davis yet to sign his deal.

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