NFL discussing reducing preseason to three games

The NFL competition committee is discussing reducing the preseason to three games. 
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The NFL competition committee has discussed reducing the preseason from four games to three, Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters Friday.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy has previously voiced a preference for reducing the number of games before the regular season.

“Rather than playing that fourth game on a Thursday ... don't play a fourth game and then you'd have an extra week,” Murphy said. “We've looked at different models, but I think that's the one that makes the most sense. You're giving up some revenue, but it's one of the worst things we do.”

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The fourth preseason game is typically reserved for backups. If the league were to cut the game from the schedule, it would take a small chunk out of the NFL’s total revenue.