Aug 2, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell prior to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL considering playoff expansion to 14 teams; cutting preseason

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The NFL has considered expanding the regular season in the past and cutting down the preseason, but there seems to be some new wrinkles in the league’s plans, according to a report on Sunday morning.

According to the reports, the league is considering expanding the playoff field, while still hanging on to the hopes of cutting back a preseason game.

From Chris Mortensen of ESPN:

The idea to expand to 14 playoff teams could really hurt the quality of the postseason, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sees a potential for more money and the dollar signs always speak loudly.

Cutting back on the preseason is a good idea that players will be all for, but there is no benefit for anyone other than the league to expand the playoffs.

However, as far as the playoffs go, it cheapens making the postseason when nearly half of the league can make it.

What are your thoughts on the changes that the league is discussing? Sound off in the comments section below and let your voice be heard.

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