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Goodell Says NFL Is Evaluating Shortening Length of Preseason

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is evaluating shortening the four-game preseason because fans don’t like it.

The league, which plays four preseason games before starting a 16-game regular season, is looking at 2-16 and 2-18 formats, Goodell said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit hosted by Bloomberg Link in New York.

The league can change the format of the season without approval from the players union, Goodell said, but wouldn’t exclude the players from taking part in the decision. The issue came up during labor negotiations last year.

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