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Report: NFL, NFLPA discussing cutting two preseason games

That would leave just two for each team

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With plenty of uncertainty still surrounding the 2020 NFL season, it sounds as though there is an option being discussed to allow the season to start on time and allow teams a full Training Camp.

Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™ is reporting that the NFL and the NFLPA are discussing the possibility of cutting the number of preseason games this August in half, giving each team just two preseason contests rather than the regular four.

Pelissero says that while there is noting “imminent,” he has spoken to numerous high-ranking team executives that believe the most likely scenario now is that each team will end up playing two preseason games. This could allow a longer “ramp-up” period for players as they get back into the team facilities. It would also allow more time for medical experts to continue developing game day protocols, including the ones surrounding COVID-19 testing.

Obviously these discussions are in the very early stages and it’s far too early to tell how, exactly, the preseason schedules would be affected. Pelissero even mentions that, depending on when the players report for camp, the preseason could be reduced to just one game or even to no games before we get to the games that matter.

What do you think of the potential idea of the preseason being dramatically reduced for the Minnesota Vikings (and 31 other teams that don’t matter as much) leading up to the 2020 NFL season, folks?