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Report: NFL proposes 18-game regular season, but 16-game limit for players

The NFL has made it no secret that they really really really love the idea of extending the regular season to 18 games. Well as the NFLPA and the NFL prepare for another round of CBA talks next week, the owners have reportedly made a new proposal for an 18-game slate, but with a twist!

In an article published by the Wall Street Journal (note: it’s behind a paywall), the NFL has reportedly conjured up a world where players do not play more than 16 games — you know, because they deeply care about player safety — even though the season lasts 18 games.