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NFLPA wants 80-man rosters for training camp

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Probably a wise move, especially if there isn’t a preseason.

NFL: JUL 26 Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

NFL training camps are tentatively scheduled to begin later this month. But when it’s time for players report to their respective teams, we may see not see full 90-man rosters.

The NFLPA is proposing a plan that would see NFL teams carry only 80 players into training camp, according to Pro Football Talk.

With the coronavirus continuing to sweep across America, it’s probably a smart move for teams to have less players in camp this year, thus less chances for the virus to pop up and cause havoc among teams.

Plus, there may not be a preseason this year. That puts less importance on a full 90-man roster to have enough bodies for those first couple of preseason games that are mostly dominated by players who are just competing to make practice squads.

If there aren’t preseason games, then that will likely mean more camp practice reps for starters and backups, then less reps for players not expected to make the 53-man roster or practice squad.

The fact that NFL players’ own union is proposing a plan that would mean less jobs for less players tells you just how serious this idea is.