Packers Voted Against Ridiculous NFL Rule Change

The Green Bay Packers were among the teams to vote against a ridiculous proposed NFL rule change.
The Green Bay Packers were among the teams to vote against a ridiculous proposed NFL rule change. / (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

One of the many things on the NFL's agenda during the offseason is debating potential rule changes. This year included several items up for vote, including the ability for the league to flex teams into Thursday Night Football games without advance notice.

The measure came up short, however, much to the delight of most players. It turns out the Green Bay Packers were one of the franchises that helped avoid this ridiculous policy being enforced.

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Surprisingly, the NFL was only two votes shy of passing the rule. Green Bay was one of the teams that voted no, alongside others like the New York Giants, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Albert Breer and Peter King.

This isn't the last we'll hear of this effort, though, as the league will revisit the topic in May. The NFL has already upped the potential Thursday Night Football games for every team from one to two, so it's clear executives won't let up if they believe flexing improves the TNF slate.

The response to this rule has been overwhelmingly negative, with several stars even speaking out against it. It's also good to see teams like the Packers aren't backing down from protecting their players.

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