The Bleacher Report reports:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the league’s 32 teams Thursday stating an inability to field a competitive roster for a scheduled game during the 2021 season because of a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players or staff members will be deemed “conduct detrimental” to the NFL.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network provided a copy of the memo, which notes the league isn’t planning to add a 19th week to its regular-season schedule, so any team unable to complete 17 games within the allotted time period because of an internal COVID-19 outbreak will be “credited with a loss.”
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The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 22, 2021