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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the NFL logo on the field during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

With the first group of NFL players scheduled to report to team facilities for training camp on Monday, many in the league are speaking out about the league’s plan (or lack there of) regarding COVID-19.

Reports have leaked out over the last week about discussions between the NFL and NFLPA, although as of Sunday afternoon there had been no agreement between the sides relating to health and safety, opt outs, salaries, or contingency plans should the virus impact the sport’s timeline.

As a potential battle looms, similar to the one Major League Baseball and their players went through last month, many of football’s top stars took to Twitter around noon on Sunday to let the league and the fans know where they stand.

A few players even compared the NBA’s process to the current state of their own league.

That may seem like an excessive number of tweets to throw into a post like this, but it’s just a fraction of the players who used the #WeWantToPlay hashtag Sunday afternoon.

For those hoping football could get underway without the drama or delay exhibited by the NBA, NHL, and MLB, it looks like the players are digging in for the same fight, a fight to make sure they are treated fairly as employees.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at