DeMaurice Smith

No soup for you!

As the hope for a new labor deal dwindles, NFLPA¬†executive director DeMaurice Smith says the potential for an 18-game NFL season, one of the league’s proposals, is off the table.

“First of all, the league has never presented a formal proposal for 18 games,” he told SI.com. “But more importantly, it’s something that our players don’t want. Eighteen games is not in the best interest of our players’ safety, so we’re not doing it.”

In theory, an 18-game season sounds good — two more meaningful games of football.

In reality, it’s a cash grab by the owners and will probably result in more injuries around the NFL.