There are a few NFL teams out there that have begun inserting clauses relating to the coronavirus pandemic into new contracts, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The reports state some contracts are “stating a failed physical will result in forfeited signing bonus money.”
“It’s uncertain how many teams are drawing this hard line, but several sources have encountered the provision when finalizing contracts over the last two days,” the report read.
It is uncertain as of right now how many teams will be doing this going forward.
“The problem is that some players might not get a physical for months because of travel logistics related to the coronavirus, which has caused teams to shut down their operations for an indefinite period.”
As of Thursday afternoon, there have been 11,413 people affected with the coronavirus in the United States, with 171 dying from it.
There are currently seven NBA players and one NHL player who have tested positive for the coronavirus.