NFL Rumors: Preseason To Be Shortened By Two Weeks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The NFL preseason schedule reportedly will look a tad different this summer.

According to ProFootballTalk, the league will have a two-game preseason instead of its regular four.

The “primary driver was the understanding that players will need longer to get into football shape,” ESPN’s Kevin Seifert tweeted Wednesday.

As for the schedule itself, Seifert reported preseason games will take place during Week 2 and Week 3 of the original schedule. This also could mean the four-game preseason officially could be done, as the CBA allows for a shortened one if and when the 17-game regular season begins.

The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported each team will get one home and away game due to the change.

The preseason should begin Aug. 20-24, while the second round of games will be Aug. 27-31.

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