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Cancellation of Hall of Fame Game, enshrinement ceremony just the first domino?

What will happen to training camp, preseason

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The cancellation by the NFL of the Aug. 6 Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, and the postponement of the Aug. 8 Class of 2020 enshrinement ceremony, do not directly involve the New York Giants. They are noteworthy, though, because of their potential impacts on the beginning of training camps and the preseason.

This is the first event cancelled by the NFL due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It calls into question whether NFL teams will report to training camps on July 28 and planned, and whether or not the preseason could be shortened to limit exposure of players and team personnel to the virus.

From a Giants perspective, the other noteworthy news — as we talked about Wednesday — is how the tri-state travel advisory issued by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut might impact players trying to come into New Jersey from other states for training camp. Will they have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the league is not expecting that to be the case. To be honest, though, that does not seem like a firm yes or no.

There remains much in flux about the 2020 NFL season and how it will operate. All we know for sure is this will be a season unlike any other, if it happens at all.