Report: NFL’s proposed CBA deal would increase number of playoff teams, length of regular season

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A report Wednesday night from ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) would increase the number of playoff teams in each league from six to seven.

Under this proposed format, only the top seed would earn a bye week. It also proposes to increase the regular season to 17 games and reduce the preseason to 3 games.

As part of the deal, Schefter reports that NFL players will go from a 47 percent revenue share to 48 percent, an increase of $5 billion.

Schefter reports that this CBA deal could be ratified in the next week, and that NFL owners are meeting Thursday to discuss the CBA.