ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– The NFL is scrapping weeks one and four of the preseason according to multiple reports. Each team will play one game at home and one on the road.
The Denver Broncos were set to host the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 15 and travel to visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 3. Both of those games would be canceled under the new schedule.
The Broncos will still host the Chicago Bears on Aug. 22 and will travel to LA to visit the Rams on Aug. 29.
Most players are still expected to report to training camp on July 28. Trimming the preseason will assist players’ in reacclimatizing to NFL play after this year’s unprecedented virtual offseason. Both the NFL and the NFL Player’s Association agree that players will need more time than normal to get into football shape.
The Broncos open the 2020 regular season on Monday Night against the Tennesse Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Kickoff is set for 8:10 p.m. MDT.