There Will Be No NFL Preseason Games

The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league’s plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season.

The union also agreed to a 80-player roster limit for training camp, instead of the usual 90.

The agreement between the union and the league came a day after league made a proposal on not playing any preseason games because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The players’ association originally had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. Now the NFL said it would eliminate those preseason contests and also would offer players 18 days for acclimation, up from seven days.

The league said players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp, per the league’s new testing protocols.

The league and the NFLPA already finalized protocols regarding team travel, media, and treatment response, and updated the facilities protocol to specifically address training camp based on recommendations from a joint committee of doctors, trainers and strength coaches formed by the league and players’ union.

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