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RG3: Players Aren't Fans of Expanded Thursday Schedule

Beginning this season, the NFL's Thursday night schedule will be expanded

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    Not that it will come as a surprise to the NFL, or that they’ll care all that much, but Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wants the league to know that not all players are thrilled about their expansion of Thursday night football, which was made official this offseason when CBS got in on the action with an eight-night slate.

    "There are a lot of players out there who feel like there are not enough days in the week for us to be playing on Thursdays," Griffin told the Hollywood Reporter. "It's something the NFL is going to have to address to make sure they're keeping their players safe while also trying to maximize their revenue."

    This isn’t a new issue, of course, and Griffin’s take on it isn’t surprising.

    Ever since the idea of expanding the Thursday night schedule was suggested, critics of the league were quick to point out that their willingness to make such a move runs counter to their stated (and restated, and restated again) commitment to player safety.

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