Goodell sees 'merit' in expanded season

Updated: April 27, 2009, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can envision a Super Bowl played in mid-February if the league expands its regular-season schedule to 17 or 18 games.

Team owners are expected to get a proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, that would eliminate two preseason games and add one or two to the regular schedule. Goodell said Friday at a meeting with Associated Press Sports Editors such a format could push the Super Bowl back to President's weekend.

"The idea has merit, I think," ...

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