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NFL cancels the Supplemental Draft and cancels two preseason games

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With COVID-19 many players were hoping to submit their names to the Supplemental Draft, but that will no longer happen.

NCAA college teams are canceling their season, and now the NFL is making some cancellations. Yesterday, the NFL canceled the Supplemental Draft.

What does that mean for a player who was considering entering? Well, prospective supplemental draft picks will not be free agents, but can enter the 2021 NFL Draft instead. So the players will basically spend the year off working out, and then will be able to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

The supplemental draft was enacted in 1977 for players who had various circumstances affect their eligibility and did not enter the main NFL draft.

Cris Carter is the only player selected in the supplemental draft to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame he was selected in the 1987 Draft and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Unfortunately, that is not the only thing the NFL canceled. They also eliminated the first and fourth pre-season games for all NFL teams in the 2020 NFL season.

It had previously canceled its Aug. 8 Hall of Fame game. Most players will still report to training camp on July 28, but the first preseason games won’t be played until Aug. 20-24. The second week of preseason games is scheduled for Aug. 27-31, per

I think we may see more things get canceled before the start of the year.

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