Goodell talks about longer season – again

When the NFL and its players association resume contract talks,

extending the league’s regular-season will be part of the

discussion.

Commissioner Roger Goodell is talking about a 17- or 18-game

schedule once again, with the likely trade-off for a longer regular

season being a shorter preseason.

Goodell says he hears “from players and fans that the quality

of our preseason is not up to NFL standards.”

The NFL currently plays a 16-game regular season.