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Sport Report: NFLPA open to expanding regular season to 17 games

19:45  18 october  2019
19:45  18 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The NFL might not be dead set on an 18-game regular season , after all. Two months after the league reportedly proposed a two-week expansion of the The NFLPA has yet to comment on whether they would be open to the reported idea of a 17 - game season . As reported by Kaplan and previously by

That could happen if the NFL finally gets its way. With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement nearing an end, one of the league ' s early asks in negotiations has been the expansion of the regular season from 16 games to 18 games . The NFLPA is uninterested, noting that such a move would not

The NFL Players Association is willing to discuss expanding the regular season from 16 games to 17 with team owners as part of the league's new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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However, the players' support is reportedly contingent on their share of the NFL's revenue increasing sufficiently.

The owners' proposal is for the expansion to begin in 2022. It would include reducing the preseason to three games, according to Graziano.

Players were reportedly unsatisfied with the owners' most recent revenue-split proposals, and now the league and the NFLPA are in the midst of arranging a formal meeting on the matter for the near future.

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After looking to expand the regular season to 18 games, the NFL has reduced that goal to 17 games after not After early negotiations between the league and National Football League Players Association , ESPN reported that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said, “I don’t see an

Could NFL go to 17 games ? The next collective-bargaining agreement talks could be difficult and drawn out. Before anything is settled there are sure to At least a 17 - game schedule is better than that ill-fated idea. Expanding the regular season would presumably include a reduction of the preseason.

The unexpected cost of the new stadium in Los Angeles is reportedly a key issue for the two parties to overcome in revenue-split negotiations. The stadium is expected to cost over double the initial estimate of $2.5 billion.

Owners reportedly want to designate revenue credits that would be taken off the top for stadium costs, and players fear they could be taken advantage of in that system.

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