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NFL cancels 1st preseason game, Hall of Fame ceremony; Isaac Bruce must wait a little longer

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The Rams don’t seem likely to play a full preseason this year

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The NFL announced on Thursday that they are cancelling the Hall of Fame game and Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, which was set to take place on August 6 and 8 in Canton, Ohio. Among those who had their induction speech and enshrinement delayed is former Rams receiver Isaac Bruce, whereas the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers just had their first preseason game canceled.

More cancellation announcements could be coming soon.

The NFL is set to have a conference call between owners on Thursday afternoon according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, at which point they could cut the preseason schedule in half because of the coronavirus pandemic, as has been the rumor. The Rams first preseason game is set to be at home against the New Orleans Saints for the debut of SoFi Stadium on August 14.

They next play “at” the LA Chargers, which is also at SoFi, on August 22nd. If the NFL simply cuts the schedule in half by delaying it for two weeks, the Rams will play two fewer games at the new SoFi Stadium, assuming it is ready to open by then.

Bruce is set to be inducted into Canton alongside Steve Atwater, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, and Troy Polamalu on the players side. No rescheduled date has been announced as of yet.