OAKLAND, Calif. - The NFL Players Association on Tuesday told players there will be no preseason games for the 2020 season, according to the NFL Network.
Previously, the league proposed cutting the usual four exhibition games in half and only playing two. The players wanted zero games.
The Players Association and the NFL on Monday moved closer towards starting the season during the pandemic after agreeing on new testing protocol. Players will be tested for COVID-19 every day, at least for the first two weeks of training camp. Testing would then be reduced as long as a positive rate stays under five percent.
For Bay Area football fans, that means the Aug. 21 preseason matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders won't hapen.