Support For Longer Season
DANA POINT, Calif.--There appears to be little doubt that the owners will vote to lengthen the regular season to 17 or 18 games per team.
That vote could be taken in May, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and then the league would address the issue with the players in the labor negotiations.
The measure seems to have strong support among the owners.
"I think we all recognize that would add value for the fans," Houston Texans owner Robert McNair said. "But there are a number of questions: What do you do with your roster? What impact might that have on injuries? What do you do with injured reserve?... I think we'll be going through that process. But those are a lot of questions that have to be answered. And we don't have those answers yet."
Said Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay: "It's something that we've talked about and we'd certainly consider. I think you just have to really look at every aspect of it. I haven't seen the whole thing broken down in terms of positives, negatives, how it affects everything from A to Z. I think based on that information that there's a good likelihood that we would make a change there [but] at the same time, there's nothing definite at this point."
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