Details on Bengals possibly needing to trim roster before camp due to COVID-19

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Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith pushes against a training sled during NFL football training camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

The Cincinnati Bengals might have to bring fewer players than usual to training camp this year as the NFL and NFLPA change normal operating policy in the face of a pandemic.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the most recent negotiations featured the NFLPA advocating for a reduction of normal rosters by 10 players, bringing the total down to a maximum of 80.

The updates featured some details on outlined operating procedure:

The union also wants no more than 20 players in a given facility at one time during the initial acclimatization period (training and conditioning) covering the first 21 days of camp. The number doubles to a maximum of 40 during the next phase of 10 days of non-contact practices.

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