NFL Podcast: Preseason cancelled as final obstacles are cleared for starting training camp on time

Charles Robinson
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After a coordinated social media push on Sunday involving Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and more, NFL players successfully kickstarted a whirlwind two days of negotiations regarding each team's health and safety procedures on the eve of training camps opening later this week.

Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson open the podcast with the latest on the continuing talks between the league and the players' union. With testing procedures agreed upon and out of the way, the major question left is the economics of this 2020 season – will owners try to earn back a bargaining chip lost in this years' CBA in exchange for lightening the financial burden on the players?

Also, what will NFL's opening weekend look like in September now that the pre-season has officially been cancelled? (22:00)

Looking ahead to 2021, our colleague Eric Edholm wrote a column last week on three possible scenarios the NFL could look to for next April's draft if the 2020 season doesn't get played. The guys examine each scenario, including one that saw the Patriots win a lottery simulation and offer their thoughts on how the league could fairly order the 2021 draft if the worst case scenario indeed comes to pass. (31:00)

The Los Angeles Chargers and New Orleans Saints compete in a joint practice during NFL training camps in 2019. This week, players and the league are ironing out the final health and safety protocols in order to start 2020 training camps as scheduled. (Photo by Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

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