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NFLPA votes to have no preseason games

Not a great sign for the return of football.

NFL: JAN 30 Super Bowl LIV - NFLPA Press Conference Photo by Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFL is planning to cut the preseason down to just two games.

If the NFLPA has their way, there won’t be any preseason games in 2020.

On Thursday, the NFLPA Board of Representatives voted to recommend that the NFL not have any preseason game this year.

They also discussed a potential preseason-less schedule leading up to Week 1 of the regular season.

All of this is due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is threatening to delay or even cancel entire seasons for various sports. It would be unfortunate for the NFL to completely skip the 2020 preseason, especially for teams like the Bengals who are set to rely heavily on new players still waiting to get acclimated with their new teammates.

Still, if it’s too unsafe to not have preseason games, so be it. Personally, I think if it’s too unsafe to have preseason games, then it must be time to seriously consider delaying the start of the regular season.