The NFLPA Wants A Few Things In Return For The 18-Game Season

DeMaurice SmithNFLPA director DeMaurice Smith

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The NFLPA has issued what it calls a ‘”good-faith” counter proposal to the NFL regarding its push for an 18-game schedule. The players did not outright reject the idea, but instead requested that the NFL make several concessions in return for the longer season

They’ve asked for a reduction in voluntary off-season workouts, less physical contact during training camp, an additional in-season bye week, expanded rosters, and a lower number of games that players must play to qualify for post-retirement health care and pension benefits.  

The NFL does not plan to comment on the counter-proposal. 

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