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Reducing preseason games already made it hard enough for those end of the roster guys to prove they belong, but it seems that many of them won't even be on the camp roster to make any type of impression.

The NFL has already chose to trim two games from the preseason schedule this year, but there could be further changes on the horizon.

This comes on the heels of the National Football League reportedly agreeing to shave off the first and last preseason game for every team, cutting the exhibition schedule from four back to just two games.

As things now stand, the National Football League also has made no official decisions on preseason games, other than to postpone this year's Hall of Fame game, which would have involved the Steelers and Cowboys.

"We don't want to merely return to work and have the season shut down before we even get started", Tretter wrote.

"Our main concern is player safety, both in regard to preventing the virus' transmission as well as preventing injuries after an extended and historically unique layoff".

If the preseason were to be canceled, here's how the training camp schedule could look, according to the players' union.

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"It is probably something you do electronically, just trying to figure out the operational challenges associated with waivers", said one source familiar with plans under development by the stadium reopening working group headed by NFL Sr.

With camps set to begin on July 28, the National Football League and NFLPA now have less than a month to come to any sort of compromise and the clock is ticking.

The four people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league and the union haven't reached an agreement.

"It's not constructive. We'd rather do this face to face", the person said.

It will be an interesting preseason for the league.

A team's travelling party will reportedly be limited to include no more than 110 non-players, and all members must wear masks.