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The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games. Team owners on Tuesday approved the 17th game as expected, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased. It went from 14 to 16 games in 1978. The Super Bowl now will move back a week to Feb. 13, which places it directly in the middle of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Each extra NFL game will be an interconference matchup based on where teams finished in the previous season. AFC teams will be hosting the 17th game in 2021. Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is looking into having “full stadiums” for the upcoming season.

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CLEVELAND — New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was arrested in Cleveland Thursday night, according to policeA police spokesperson said officers found a stolen handgun on Lattimore during a traffic stop.The traffic stop occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the Glenville area of Cleveland.According to police, officers saw that Lattimore had a loaded Glock 19 handgun in the vehicle with him. That gun was later identified as one stolen from Euclid, Ohio.He was arrested for failure to notify and receiving stolen property.Two other passengers in the car, Kenyon Moon and Maurice Walton, were arrested for having weapons under disability, meaning they are not legally allowed to have a gun.The driver, Carl Willis, was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.Lattimore was arrested and booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail.Lattimore, who has no criminal record and was not formally charged, is “fully cooperating” with police, his lawyer said in a statement.“We believe that this was a misunderstanding and that this will become even clearer as new information becomes available and is shared with the authorities,” attorney Marcus Sidoti said.Lattimore was born in Cleveland and played college football at Ohio State. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2017.

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One of the mainstays of the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line, Jason Kelce has announced that he'll be returning for the 2021 season. The Eagles front office will be working with Kelce to restructure his contract. 

Berks County native Chad Henne stepped in for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and helped secure a victory as well as a spot in the AFC Championship game with his play in the fourth quarter.