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Steelers NFLPA rep, Ramon Foster, takes to Twitter regarding latest 18-game season proposal

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ player rep for the union isn’t thrilled with the latest proposal for an 18-game schedule.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, and all 32 NFL teams, are having to deal with pressure from owners regarding a potential 18-game regular season. It seems inevitable, to eliminate two preseason games and add two regular season games onto the regular season, but don’t think players are going to jump on board with the idea as the NFL and NFLPA work on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2020.

In fact, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ player rep for the union is Ramon Foster, and he took to Twitter not just to sound off on the latest proposal, but to actually have meaningful discussions on social media.

In case you didn’t hear, the latest proposal is an 18-game regular season schedule, but a 16-game cap for each player during the season.

Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal reports that, as part of the NFL’s push for 18 regular-season games, the league has advanced the possibility of an 18-game season with a per-player limit of 16 games per year.

So, what does Foster think? Check out this discussion he had with 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh radio host, Colin Dunlap:

Foster went on to talk about some of the drawbacks to the idea of the 18/16 rule when it comes to the new CBA and eliminating exhibition games, while meaningless to the fans are viewed as important to players.

More from Foster on his verified Twitter account:

The Steelers as an organization usually stand tall when it comes to discussions of CBAs and labor talks. If you recall, when the last CBA was signed in 2010, 31 teams voted yes with one voting no. That team was none other than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What are your thoughts on this proposal? Do you see this as something which could be viewed as a positive for the game of football, or will it be a huge disaster? Let us know in the comment section below!