Aug 27, 2010 1:00 AM

Broncos players not sold on 18-game regular season

DENVER (AP) - More isn't necessarily better.

That's the succinct reaction from two veteran Broncos players to NFL owners considering expanding the season from 16 to 18 games.

The main objection from safety Brian Dawkins and wide receiver Brandon Stokley is related to the extra toll on players' bodies.

Stokley said Thursday that longer seasons will likely mean shorter careers for some players, and said "16 games is plenty."

Dawkins is the Broncos' lead union representative and a member of the 11-player NFLPA executive committee last season.

He says there are still too many question marks about a longer regular season and not enough answers yet.

The issue would have to be collectively bargained into a new labor agreement between the league and players.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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