January 25, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of the NFL shield logo at midfield during the 2014 Pro Bowl Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL owners will vote to get rid of overtime in preseason

NFL owners will have a number of proposed rule changes to vote on at next week’s league meetings, and one of them should receive support from everyone around the league — including the fans.

A rule proposed by the Washington Redskins suggests that if a preseason game is still tied at the end of the fourth quarter that the result should be a tie and the game should not go into overtime. That sounds perfectly reasonable and fair.

There are plenty of players who use the preseason with hopes of earning a roster spot, but the meaningless games can also harm their career.

I couldn’t think of anything worse than suffering a season or career-ending injury in overtime of a preseason game, so hopefully the owners will rally together and pass the vote that will save us all from extra meaningless football.

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