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Upcoming NFL Schedule Will Feature Changes To Flex Scheduling

04 / 23 / 14

The NFL schedule, which will be released tonight, will feature “two significant changes in the league’s flexible scheduling procedures.” Games reportedly will now be flexed into NBC’s “SNF” as early as Week 5. Flex scheduling previously did not start until Week 11...

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