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Redskins Propose Rule Allowing NFL Teams To Opt Out Of "TNF" Color Rush Uniforms

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 24 / 17

Among the NFL rule proposals announced Thursday  for the '17 season, one by Redskins Owner Dan Snyder "would change league bylaws to allow teams to opt out of the Color Rush uniforms," according to Michael David Smith of PRO FOOTBALL TALK. The Redskins did not play a "Thursday Night Football" g...

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