NFL owners approve 17-game regular season for 2021

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NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve the expansion of the regular season to 17 games starting in 2021.

The league had the option to expand as soon as the 2021 season after the players agreed to the additional game as part of the 2020 collective bargaining agreement.

"This is a monumental moment in NFL history," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "The CBA with the players and the recently completed media agreements provide the foundation for us to enhance the quality of the NFL experience for our fans. And one of the benefits of each team playing 17 regular-season games is the ability for us to continue to grow our game around the world."