BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The NFL is expected to announce the 2020 preseason will be cut in half, from four games to two, according to a report from ProFootballTalk.
More specifically, ProFootballTalk says weeks one and four of the preseason will be scrapped.
NFL to announce on Thursday (if not sooner) that Week One and Week Four of the 2020 preseason will be scrapped https://t.co/eJ5jO7EDCQ— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 1, 2020
The Buffalo Bills were set to open the preseason in Baltimore on August 14 and finish the preseason in Detroit on September 3.
The report from ProFootballTalk says:
"The move was driven by two primary factors. First, teams who will be playing preseason games on the road won’t want to move that many people. Second, given that no teams had on-field practice sessions in the offseason, coaches would rather have the extra time to work with their teams, and that will happen if they don’t have to worry about two extra preseason games."
The shortened preseason would mean the Bills would open at home against the Altanta Falcons on August 21, followed by another home game on August 29 against the Indianapolis Colts.