No testing protocol has been finalized by the NFL and the NFLPA even though testing for human growth hormone will start during the 2011 season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell briefly addressed the situation and said, “If the population study was the only thing in the way from us reaching an agreement, we would have an agreement.”

“Let me put it that way.  We are prepared to do that if that resolves the issue.  I sent an e-mail to [NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith] before I left, and unfortunately, our meetings sort of crossed, but HGH was on that list and I expect by the end of the week I will be speaking to him about it again,” NFL Commissioner added.