As the league looks for ways to adjust and preserve a full regular season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the league is considering reduced training camp rosters this year.
Rather than beginning camp with 90 players, teams would instead start off with 75-80 players due to concerns over the coronavirus.
The idea is, the less people you let into camp the lower the chance of a team-wide infection spreading during it.
Schefter is also reporting that the league is considering expanding their practice squad rosters to 16-20 players during the pandemic, to allow teams a “deeper stash” of players to choose from if any one on their active roster were to get sick.
Of course, this news comes after we already learned the league is cutting the first and fourth preseason games off the schedule this year. The Cowboys, in particular, will be losing three preseason games due to the cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game.
Reducing preseason games already made it difficult 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.
Quite honestly, the more news and adjustments which come out, the closer it seems we are to some kind of delay to the 2020 NFL regular season. It’s promising that they are trying to get creative, but there just may be too many hurdles to get over for a season to be played.