With the NFL set to announce that it is closing its 30-game regular season for 2018, several players have weighed in.
The New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers have all said that the league is not doing enough to make its games competitive.
The league announced that it will not be playing in the playoffs for the first time in nine years, meaning that the game will be over by the end.
The league said it will also not be returning to the postseason for a second straight season.
As of Thursday afternoon, ESPN reported that there are nearly 1,000 active NFL players on social media platforms, but there are fewer than 1,200 active teams.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the league also will be closing its television deals with Fox, NBC and CBS.
The network reported that the deal with Fox was worth $1.8 billion, which is down from the previous contract of $2.2 billion.
The other deal that is expected to be impacted by the NFL’s decision to not make a playoff game in 2018 is the deal between NBC and NFL Network, according to the report.
According the report, the agreement was worth about $6 million a year, down from $7 million a season ago.
In addition to the NFL closing its playoff games, the NFL is also not expected to have a regular season until 2022.