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Report: NFL and NFLPA discussing possibly shortening 2020 preseason

Report: NFL and NFLPA discussing possibly shortening 2020 preseason
Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 14:24:47-04

NEW YORK – The National Football League and its Players Association are discussing the possibility of shortening the 2020 preseason, sources tell the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero says nothing is final, or imminent, but multiple team executives informed of the talks believe teams could play two preseason games instead of four.

Pelissero notes shortening the preseason could allow for a longer "ramp-up" period as well as provide extra time for medical experts to finalize game day protocols.

The NFL, like all other major sports leagues, is grappling with how to continue playing while also keeping its players, staff and fans safe from COVID-19 at the same time.

This story was originally published by staff at WKBW.