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By Alex Barth,

After a week of negotiations and threats to shut training camp down, the NFL and NFL Players Association have come to an agreement for the 2020 season.

First reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal comes just days before players are expected to report to team facilities for the start of training camp.

The deal includes both financial and health and safety guidelines for a season that will be heavily impacted by COVID-19. Among the highlights are spreading the financial hit out over the next four seasons, opt out guidelines, and roster limits.

With the details ironed out, Patriots quarterbacks and rookies are expected to report for COVID testing on Monday, with the rest of the roster coming Tuesday. Those who are cleared should begin team activities by next weekend, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

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