Shouldn’t surprise anybody, but the annual Hall of Fame Game, which kicks off the preseason each year, has been cancelled. The ceremony is also axed.
The Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers has been canceled.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the preseason opener, scheduled for Aug. 6, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8 has been postponed until 2021. Five modern-era players, Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James and Troy Polamalu; coaches Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson; and three contributors, Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue and George Young, were set to be enshrined this year.
It’s been reported that the NFL is considering cutting the preseason from four games to two games this year, in order to adjust to a COVID-19 world. Right now teams are expected to report for camp on July 28th while the Eagles are scheduled to play their first preseason game in Indianapolis on August 13th.