Injuries may force league to shorten preseason

In his latest mailbag, John Clayton tackles questions on Rod Coleman, Alex Smith's future in San Francisco and much more.

Originally Published: August 20, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Do you notice the different feel of the 2008 preseason?

The San Diego Chargers, resting 14 starters and 21 players, treated a Week 2 preseason game against the St. Louis Rams like a Week 4 preseason game in which the starters sit. On Tuesday, Bill Belichick, the master of football preparation, sounded almost indifferent about the consequences of having Tom Brady possibly miss the entire preseason because of a foot injury. Peyton Manning will sit out the entire preseason, ...

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