As training camp is set to begin in just over a week, the NFL and NFLPA still have a few negotiations to finalize, one including the number of preseason games that will occur this season.
With negotiations continuing to move forward, it appears as if there won't be any preseason might not happen. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league has offered its Players Association the option to play zero preseason games this summer.
NFL offered the NFLPA today to play zero preseason games this summer, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2020
Earlier this month, the NFL Players Association unanimously voted to cancel the entire preseason, citing the danger of playing unnecessary games amid the coronavirus pandemic. The league has reportedly already trimmed the number of games from four to two but was seeking to play at least one exhibition game.
On Sunday, several NFL players voiced their concerns for starting training camp next week with several safety protocols still not in place. One day later, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to COVID-19 testing protocols for camp and the preseason.
With camp less than 10 days away, the two sides have yet to come to an agreement on a bunch of other underlying issues about playing this season amid the pandemic. Those include issues surrounding players that want to opt-out (or are medically advised to opt-out) and how the acclimation period upon arriving at camp will work.
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