News, Notes & Rumors after Week 1 of the preseason
The injury bug seems to be alive and well despite a reduced uniformed practice schedule this season. The injury de jure seems to be the dreaded torn ACL. There were no ACL injuries on the first week of games. All of them occurred during practice.
The NFL is still trying to get the 18 game season into the minds of the fans. While preseason games are not popular, there will be a lot of player pressure against the move. The NFL is even reducing the ticket cost of preseason games. One thing that has not been talked about is the effect that 2 preseason games will have on the ability of undrafted players to make a team. With the much more restricted practice schedule, the only real opportunity an undrafted player has is in preseason games. Two less games will give the new guys only one game to show they belong. The first preseason game will be used to prepare the starters for the season.
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