By Michael Bennett
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero just reported that the league’s latest proposal to players includes just one preseason game, rather than two.
If approved, the one preseason game would take place the week of Aug. 27, which would have been the third week of the preseason in a normal year.
As the NFL moved off its two preseason game desire over the weekend, the NFLPA still wants no preseason games and a longer acclimation period.
Holding one preseason game would allow for an extra week of preparation prior to games being played, which gets closer to the recommended 21-day ramp-up of strength and conditioning that players have been seeking, but not fully there.
With the players still fighting for no preseason games, however, the plan is not yet cemented.