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Pump the brakes on 18-game season

Mailbag: The increase in injuries would make extending the season tough

Originally Published: September 25, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

If there is a new effort by NFL owners to try and convince players to go for an 18-game schedule, it's a silly idea.

All you have to do is peek at the injury lists for evidence that adding two games is misguided under the current work climate. To get a collective bargaining agreement in 2011, players traded percentages of revenue for a softer offseason and an easier training camp.

Three weeks into the season, 213 players are on injured reserve lists (non-football injury, physically ...

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