Barry Wilner, The Associated Press

Barry Wilner

The Associated Press

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Barry:

NFL, union extend daily COVID-19 testing into regular season

With no testing on game days, the pregame coronavirus exams will be conducted on the day before the game and must be completed before a club travels. → Read More

Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests said contamination during preparation at its lab led to 77 false positives. → Read More

Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests said Monday that an isolated contamination caused 77 “most likely false positive results.” In a statement, BioReference Laboratories said the test results on Saturday were contaminated during preparation at its lab in New Jersey. → Read More

Bears among NFL teams reporting false positive tests for COVID-19

The NFL revealed Sunday that several positive COVID-19 tests were found a day earlier by one of its testing partners, but that some subsequent tests had come back negative. → Read More

NFL positive COVID-19 tests from NJ lab could be false

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL revealed Sunday that several positive COVID-19 tests were found a day earlier by one of its testing partners. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10 and the Chicago Bears nine. The league has asked the New Jersey lab BioReference to investigate the results "while the clubs work to confirm or rule out the… → Read More

NFL coronavirus committee to decide on postponing games, consider playoff bubble

The league said it's forming the committee -- which will be made up of former players, coaches and executives -- to avoid any conflicts of interest. → Read More

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. → Read More

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries. No team has come close to New England in… → Read More

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defence opted out before Thursday's deadline. → Read More

NFL opt-out deadline set, salary cap relief OK’d, AP sources say

NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press. → Read More

Big-time agent has plan for football players to find path

In this time of upheaval on all levels of football, Don Yee has a plan to provide long-term stability. → Read More

NFL, players reach deal for coronavirus opt-out guidelines ahead of training camp

Training camps are set to open Tuesday across the league. → Read More

NFL plans to let players add social justice decals to helmets to honor victims of police brutality

The league has been in talks with individual players and their union since June about somehow honoring such victims. → Read More

NFL planning to allow social justice decals on helmets

The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. → Read More

NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers

In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston.Emphasis on expects.Still set on conducting a somewhat normal training camp, though without any preseason games, and then opening the regular season on time, the NFL pushes onward. → Read More

Stay sidelined, Colin: Why Kaepernick has a stronger platform outside the NFL

It certainly would be a difficult decision for Colin Kaepernick to make. Yet if he comes to the realization that his platform of advocacy is now stronger than ever, attempting a return to the NFL m… → Read More

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

The NFL and the players' union have sent a planner to the 32 teams outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities → Read More

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association, the league described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections. → Read More

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association, the league described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections. → Read More

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association, the league described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections. → Read More