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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills gestures while speaking during a health and safety tour at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Sills says the league is establishing a new two-step protocol for player and coaches who have no known history of the COVID infection and receive a positive test. He said any individual in that circumstance and who is also asymptomatic will then be given two confirmatory tests on the day following the positive test result. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NFL medical boss: New COVID-19 protocols to verify positives

The NFL's chief medical officer says the league is establishing a new two-step protocol for players and coaches who have no known history of the COVID-19 infection and receive

An Atlanta Hawks security guard opens a door before a media tour of the State Farm Arena, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks basketball team, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Atlanta. The 16,888-seat facility will be used as a poll location for the upcoming election. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: Beyond kneeling, T-shirts, sports push major changes

ATLANTA (AP) — Kneeling is a powerful gesture. T-shirts send a meaningful message. Locking arms is a mighty symbol of unity in these troubled times.

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon scores on a touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Darnold during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in East Rutherford, N.J. Herndon was all set for a big breakout season a year ago with the Jets. A four-game suspension and a few tough injuries put those plans on hold. Now, the third-year tight end is ready to make up for lost time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Jets' Herndon focused on bouncing back from lost season

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Herndon was all set for a big breakout season a year ago with the New York Jets.

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans already are way ahead of where they were a year ago. That’s when they knew Lewan would sit out the first four games. Now the Titans face no suspensions with an offensive line that wants to start this season the way they finished 2019, blowing open holes for NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Offensive linemen eager to pick up where Titans left off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rodger Saffold compares what the Tennessee Titans face on the offensive line to riding a bike.