The justification behind the change was that due to a shortened in-person offseason, coaches would rather have extra time to work with their team, and teams would be hesitant to move so many people for road games in the preseason. This was just one of many changes made ahead of the supposed start to the regular season.
Some more notes from the NFLPA call ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 3, 2020
• Standard for contact tracing = being around someone for 10+ minutes at closer than 6 feet.
• After players report, COVID cases will be "football injuries", requiring guys be paid.
• Handling of loss of revenue is being discussed.
Additionally, Eagles training camp will employ a lot of safety measures to keep coaches, staff and players safe, and hopefully COVID-free. They will hold practice at the NovaCare Complex and meetings at Lincoln Financial Field, media will have extremely limited access, and all employees must wear a mask in the facility.
But, despite all the efforts by the NFL and the Eagles to make training camp safe, there are still a long list of potential problems, including the burgeoning COVID hot spots throughout the country. So, while I think these changes are a good start, I don’t think these are the final adjustments we see ahead of the season.
I think as teams return to their facilities and unforeseen issues arise, the NFL ends up cancelling the preseason altogether.
Will the 2020 NFL preseason stay at 2 games?
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