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On Thursday morning, the NFL officially announced the cancelation of this year’s Hall of Fame Game that was set to be played on Aug. 6 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys.

The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, which was scheduled for two days later on Aug. 8, will also be postponed to a later date.

With this latest news, it’s almost a certainty that this year’s preseason schedule will be reduced from four games to two. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Steelers and Cowboys will now play each other in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game while this year’s enshrinement ceremony is also expected to take place a year from now.

Since they were playing in the first game listed on the NFL calendar, both teams were scheduled to report for training camp on July 22. That report will likely get pushed back with the rest of the NFL with the tentative report date being July 28, but nothing is set in stone as of this moment.

The owners are scheduled to hold a conference call later today and I’d expect this be one of the topics discussed.

Now for some links.

Chargers News:

Justin Herbert is taking part in a Call of Duty tournament with fans (Sports Illustrated)

Chris Hayre takes a look at the Chargers’ quarterback position (Chargers.com)

Jason Reed previews the 2020 matchup with the New Orleans Saints (Bolt Beat)

Jason Reed lists the best players in Chargers history to wear the #82 (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Kristopher Knox lists the top available free agents under the age of 30 (Bleacher Report)

Jeff Kerr discusses the top players to come back after retiring (CBS Sports)

Charean Williams reports on the NFL devising a plan to sell advertising space on the lower rows of seating at games (Pro Football Talk)

Josh Alper reports on RB Zeke Elliott “feeling good” after testing positive for COVID-19 (Pro Football Talk)

Kevin Seifert discusses five big concerns regarding the coronavirus (ESPN)

Ben Linsey ranks all 32 NFL rosters for the 2020 season (ESPN)