Tag:Commissioner Roger Goodell
Posted on: May 13, 2009 11:56 am

NFL could add second Europe game to schedule

According to the New York Times, the NFL may add a second game in Europe to next season's schedule, commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell said that he's not sure whether the two consecutive games will be played at the same stadium.

The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers 37-32 at a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London last year and the New England Patriots are scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the same venue on October 25.
Posted on: May 13, 2009 11:42 am

No voting on expanding NFL regular season

According to the Trenton Times, NFL owners will gather in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., next week for their annual meeting, but voting on expanding the regular-season schedule will not be on the agenda.

Initially, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that a decision to vote on the issue was still up in the air, but team owners including Woody Johnson of the Jets and league sources said a vote to extend the season to 17 or 18 games would not occur at the two-day meeting that starts May 18.

The league can vote to expand the schedule, but it would have to work with the NFL Players Association to re-evaluate how the players would be compensated for playing more regular-season games.

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