NFL eyes 17th game to grow revenue, shorten preseason

Updated: May 21, 2008, 9:02 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell raised the possibility of having a 17th regular-season game as an option to help settle some of the league's future labor problems.

"We are actually looking at that as one alternative," Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta, the same day that the league's owners voted unanimously to opt out of their labor deal with the players' union two years early. "We think that may have an impact on some of the things we would want ...

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