NFL schedule expected to be released on time next week — Times-Standard

The NFL will release the 2020 game schedule next week, and despite talk ofalternative scheduling or a late start because of the coronavirus, it isexpected to be a business-as-usual slate. ESPN reported Saturday that the 17-week season will open Sept. 10 and closewith the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Fla., citing league spokesman…

NFL schedule expected to be released on time next week — Times-Standard

By REUTERS |PUBLISHED: May 2, 2020 at 9:04 a.m. | UPDATED: May 2, 2020 at 9:05 a.m.

The NFL will release the 2020 game schedule next week, and despite talk ofalternative scheduling or a late start because of the coronavirus, it isexpected to be a business-as-usual slate.

ESPN reported Saturday that the 17-week season will open Sept. 10 and closewith the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Fla., citing league spokesman BrianMcCarthy.

“We plan to start on time,” McCarthy said.

The league has discussed contingency plans, however.

Sports Business Daily reported Monday that the NFL was forming contingencyplans in case its schedule of games needs to be altered, including delayingseason openers by more than a month and moving the Super Bowl to the end ofFebruary.

It’s unclear whether the coronavirus outbreak will ease enough to allow fansin the stands. ESPN said the NFL won’t hunker players in specific locations toplay the season, as the NHL, MLB and NBA have discussed.

ESPN also reported that the schedule isn’t expected to include early seasonSaturday games. It had been speculated the NFL might schedule games onSaturday since the college football season remains up in the air.

In the meantime, NFL facilities remain closed, and teams have begun holdingvirtual workouts.

–Field Level Media

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