NFL Cancels Preseason, Caps Camp Rosters at 80

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 In an effort to lessen the chance of players getting infected with COVID-19, the NFL is cancelling preseason and limiting the size of workouts.

The NFL Player’s Association confirmed for CBS that there will not be preseason games and training camp rosters will be limited to 80 players, which is down from the usual 90-man rosters. 

The changes are part of ongoing negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA. The two sides have also agreed to conduct daily testing for the first two weeks of training camp.

According to CBS, testing will be decreased to every other day after the first two weeks if the positivity rate drops below 5 percent among individuals in Tier 1 (players, coaches, trainers, physicians, and necessary personnel) and Tier 2 (GMs, team presidents, and football operations employees, etc.).

"Our union has been pushing for the strongest testing, tracing, and treatment protocols to keep our players safe," the NFLPA said in a statement Monday regarding the COVID-19 testing procedures. "The testing protocols we agreed to are one critical factor that will help us return to work safely and gives us the best chance to play and finish the season."

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