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Owners discuss expansion of the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams during Tuesday's meeting in Atlanta but don't vote on the proposal. The playoffs remain unchanged for the 2014 season.

Owners discuss expanded playoffs at one-day meeting in Atlanta but don't plan to vote. Measure still deemed likely to take effect in 2015 season.

The owners are scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Atlanta and are to discuss the proposal to increase the postseason field from 12 to 14 teams.

Owners are to be given a report and discuss the issue during annual league meeting in Orlando. The measure still is expected to be approved in time for the '15 season but there's no pressing need for a vote now.

It's possible the NFL's competition committee will recommend expanding the playoff field and the owners will vote on it at next month's annual league meeting. But it probably would not take effect until the 2015 season.

The proposal, in which seven teams per conference would reach the postseason instead of the current six, would need to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 owners.

A place to talk about the AFC and NFC title games.

Owners discuss a proposal to expand the postseason field to seven teams per conference while cutting back the preseason from four games to three.

The committee is expected to give a report to the owners at this month's annual league meeting on expanding the playoff field, but is not expected to endorse the measure for the upcoming season.

One playoff team could be added in each conference. It's also possible that the preseason could be shortened from four games to two.

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