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MM 7.22: NFL announces cancellation of preseason, proposes 80-man training camp roster

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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The NFL has begun to adjust the schedule and roster protocols for its organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, officially eliminating the 2020 preseason and proposing reducing training camp rosters to 80 players Tuesday.

The league made initial proposals of a shortened one to two game preseason, but eventually agreed with the NFLPA to eliminate it completely Tuesday. The latest proposal from the league to trim training camp rosters by 10 players in an effort to help enforce social distancing measures in team facilities has yet to be approved, though discussions are ongoing in regard to allowing teams to split their rosters (i.e. 80 active, 10 on standby).

No preseason games and reduced roster space could limit opportunities to earn roster spots and cast doubt on the futures of former Terps. Josh Woods (Bears), Tyler Mabry (Seahawks), Trey Edmunds (Steelers) and Cavon Walker (Steelers) are all expected to be on the roster bubble, and may have their NFL dreams dashed due to COVID-19.

In other news

Former Maryland football running back Ty Johnson’s grind began in Western Maryland, and his hard work has taken him from College Park to the NFL.

Five out the 16 players committed in Maryland football’s 2021 class won’t be playing high school football this fall.

Maryland women’s basketball introduced Terp fans to its new transfer guard, Chloe Bibby.

Maryland women’s basketball shared some highlights of its former players from around the WNBA.

Maryland athletics social media accounts shared some of the most memorable highlights from the classic Terp games re-aired on BTN as part of Maryland Day.