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Kansas City Chiefs G Brian Waters Would Prefer No 18-Game Schedule

One of the topics of conversation around the league this summer has been the 18-game schedule. NFL owners have openly talked about their desire to move the NFL's season to 18 regular season games and two preseason games.

Kansas City Chiefs guard Brian Waters, a member of the NFLPA's executive committee, isn't exactly keen on the idea.

"Honestly," Waters said on Wednesday (audio via, "due to all the health issues and all the other circumstances that have to come around an 18-game schedule, at this particular point, until they can define all the other things that come with it, no, I'd rather stick with the status quo."

The NFLPA hasn't completely shut out the idea but they have been adamant that some things, like extra compensation, would have to be included.

So then would Waters, a ten-year veteran, prefer not to play in the early preseason games?

"I'm not going to get into that," he said laughing. "To be honest with you, a lot of coaches feel a certain way about it. Every veteran player feels like they don't need the first preseason games but the truth is it hasn't hurt me to play those games so I'm not going to go against what's working for me.

Last we heard from Waters, he had "no idea" if he was going to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.