The decision is with the league to have as many preseason games as they want-up to four, of course.
"We don't want to merely return to work and have the season shut down before we even get started", Tretter wrote.
"The NFL is considering requiring fans attending games this season to sign liability waivers shielding the teams from COVID-19 lawsuits", Kaplan wrote on Wednesday (subscription required for link). He cited an increase in injuries following the 2011 lockout.
As the National Football League prepares to shorten the 2020 preseason to just two games, the NFLPA has a different approach in mind: it wants to scrap the entire slate. They could have two games.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, the NFL and the player's association have already begun discussing a formal "opt-out program" for players who do not feel comfortable with playing in 2020 due to the ongoing public health crisis.
There's a Full 'Thunder' Moon and a Lunar Eclipse This Weekend
Cosmic phenomenon can be observed in most parts of North and South America and in some parts of South-Western Europe and Africa. In 2020, the Hunter's Moon on October 31 will also be a blue moon because it is the second full moon to occur in October.
The four people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league and the union haven't reached an agreement.
The league previously requested that players report to camp earlier than July 28 to give them more acclimation time for strength and conditioning because they held no formal workouts or team minicamps. With the virus spiking through much of the country already and the possibility of another wave in the fall, in the heart of football season.
"It has been clear for months that we need to find a way to fit football inside the world of coronavirus", Tretter wrote.
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.