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How will a shortened preseason change the playing time plans for the Arizona Cardinals?

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With the NFL getting ready to announce the shortening of the 2020 NFL preseason there becomes questions about the quality of play.

Most NFL teams roll things out slowly in the preseason. Game one is backups and young players. Game two is a short stint for the starters, maybe a quarter and a half for the backups.

Game three is usually a full quarter, maybe start of the second for the starters. Nothing exciting in game four, but it’s a good chance for the young, fringe players to get four full quarters of football maybe for one last time that season.

That begs the question, does it accelerate the process of the preseason or how does it work now?

Will the Arizona Cardinals plan to start Kyler Murray in the first preseason game? It will likely not include Larry Fitzgerald, unlikely to see DeAndre Hopkins or Chandler Jones.

Yet, they will need a bit of time for Hopkins, right? What about Jordan Hicks and Jordan Phillips?

The shortened preseason will likely be something that will be discussed quite a bit before training camp starts. If it starts.