NFLPA Boss Says Union Won't Accept An 18-Game Season

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said last night that his members aren't interested in, and won't negotiate about, expanding the regular NFL season by two games a year. Here's what he told SI.com:

"First of all, the league has never presented a formal proposal for 18 games, but more importantly, it's something that our players don't want. Eighteen games is not in the best interest of our players' safety, so we're not doing it."

NFLPA leader: 18-game schedule off the table in CBA negotiations [SI.com]