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NFL will flex more games next season, report says

The NFLcalendar may be changing. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) The “F” stands for “flex.” (Gene J. Puskar / AP)

Changes to the NFL’s flex-scheduling system, which was put into place in 2006, could be coming next season, with more games being affected.

The league is creating a new weekly system of cross flexing, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. For example, Schefter writes that the league could take an early game on one network (CBS or Fox) and flex it into the late-afternoon slot on the other network. In exchange, the other network would get the late-afternoon game in an early start.

Details are still being worked out, Schefter reports.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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