Report: NFL proposes a one-game preseason as both sides work on a safe return
As the NFL and the Players Association push towards and contract towards a safe return for gamers to start training camp, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports the NFL has dropped the proposal for the preseason to a single video game.
Although no main statement has been made, the NFL had actually apparently currently decided to drop the number of preseason games from four to two for the 2020 preseason. Games set up on preseason Weeks 1 and 4 have actually been gotten rid of. In the present proposal, it is reported Week 3 would be the only preseason contest.
The NFLPA had actually recommended to the league no preseason video games be played this year. With more players on each team’s lineup for preseason games, the chance of direct exposure would be increased. Additionally, because gamers are not paid their salary for the preseason however merely a stipend which maxes out around $2000 each week, the cost/benefit is not something the gamers feel is essential.
Of course, training personnels would like to have as many preseason games as possible for evaluating players. For those who are trying to arrive on an NFL group for the very first time or have been on the fringe of group’s rosters in years past, not getting the opportunity to display their skills on the field inhibits their opportunities of either making the final cut on their present team or being chosen up by another franchise. Additionally, having at least one game for groups to have the chance to overcome safety treatments prior to the regular season would assist resolve any problems before the season begins in September.
On Sunday, lots of players took part in a social media blitz utilizing the hashtag #WeWantToPlay in order to provide a joined message of wishing to return to football however under the most safe possible conditions. Several Steelers gamers took part in spreading out the message.
There are still numerous uncertainties in regards to NFL training school, preseason, and routine season procedures in order to keep the players and all personnel as safe as possible throughout the worldwide pandemic. With novices scheduled to report to training camp on Tuesday, both sides will continue to work towards safety protocols in order for there to be a 2020 NFL season.
Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain as updates on the current settlements continue to appear.