Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy said that plans to reduce the National Football League preseason by two games and increase the regular season to 18 games is all but dead.
"I think with all the concerns about the health and safety of players, it's hard to justify," Murphy told Press-Gazette Media this week. "To go from 16 to 18 regular-season (games) would be a lot more wear and tear. It would be additional games for your starters."
Cutting two preseason games from the schedule and keeping the regular season at 16 games also doesn't seem like a viable option, according to Murphy, who serves ...