The numbers from Smith's rookie campaign don't jump off the page, but it's important to remember how young he is. Smith's playing time went up gradually; he went from playing 40 or 50 percent of the team's offensive snaps early in the year to 70 or 80 percent down the stretch. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Las Vegas Raiders or NFL Properties LLC. The Vikings are adding some additional linebacker depth after their third major loss at the position. 2020 'Vol Calls' schedule. Welcome to Raiders Wire's European Union Experience. The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league's plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Smith – who didn't turn 21 until the first preseason game last year – is younger than 23 of the 27 rookies the Vikings brought in this year. LEARN MORE. The Vikings, unsurprisingly, are falling fast in the power rankings because of an abysmal 0-2 start. Roger Goodell published the open letter detailing how the NFL is handling the virus. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Count the days until Nfl 2020 season with our free countdown timer. With the release of the 2020 NFL schedule coming so late this year, one thing that kind of got lost in the shuffle is the preseason schedule. 2020/09/10 00:00:00. Rudolph wasn't far ahead of Smith from a production standpoint last year, catching 39 passes for 367 yards and six touchdowns. ... As for. By: Levi Damien. The league's latest proposal reportedly features an 18-day acclimation period rather than 21 days. The NFLPA informed players in a conference call on Tuesday evening that the NFL agreed to reduce the 2020 preseason to no games played. “The beginning of camp, it was just a lot thrown at me," Smith said in September. RAIDERS is a registered trademark of the Las Vegas Raiders LLC. And yet there is still no real plan from the NFL. It's easy to see why Irv Smith Jr. is getting a ton of buzz as a breakout candidate in 2020. ", Goodell wrote that late summer and early fall are usually "the most optimistic time of year for our fans, and for all 32 teams.". As we count down the days until the Vikings' opener against the Packers on September 13th, InsideTheVikings will be previewing every single player on the roster. Open menu button Primary nav News ... NFL 2020 WEEK 1 Schedule | Preseason games have been canceled. The NFL Kickoff for 2020 is on September 10th, 2020. Chrebet entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of Hofstra in 1995 and wasn’t expected to make the Jets’ roster until he played surprisingly well in the preseason. But he caught on pretty quickly, and showed some serious flashes of potential in a three-catch, 60-yard performance against the Raiders in Week 4. Ten days later they will be joined by the veterans. Considering he played just two seasons at Alabama, he's very much still developing as a player. The union argued that the preseason wouldn’t allow for an adequate acclimation period for players given the … Rudolph is still a productive veteran and an elite red zone weapon, but he's past his prime and wasn't the most agile player to begin with.