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In a document sent to the league's management council and to all 32 teams, and obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, NFL lead counsel Jeff Pash said a disagreement with the union over testing procedures will prevent the program from starting before Week 1.

Blood testing for human growth hormone was part of the new collective bargaining agreement -- but only if the union agreed to the methods.

The NFLPA said it needs more information on the safety and reliability of the tests from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

I for one will be glad when this is implemented.

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