Five Cleveland Browns hurt most by the NFL shortening its preseason schedule.
The Cleveland Browns will play two fewer exhibition games in 2020, as the NFL cut its preseason schedule in half as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NFL has had the luxury of mostly operating business as usual during its offseason these past four months, but now the coronavirus is beginning to disrupt the schedule. We got a hint of things to come when the Hall of Fame game was shelved, and now, two preseason contests.
Weeks 1 and 4 and of the preseason have now gone by the wayside.
It makes you wonder what’s next for Training Camp and then the regular season. At the time of the schedule release, it was speculated that the NFL had contingency plans in place should the original schedule need altering.
We’re not at that point yet, but something to keep out of your mind.
As for the Browns, fewer preseason games means fewer opportunities and game reps for new players or guys just just lookin to hang onto a roster.
You might think Baker Mayfield would be on this list, but you won’t find him here. Sure, the Browns are trying to re-tool their quarterback’s footwork, but the two or three quarters Mayfield is going to play in a. shortened preseason is going to have no impact on his play.
Here are the players the shortened preseason could impact the most.