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NFL owners not expected to take action on anthem policy at Tuesday meeting

NFL owners not expected to take action on anthem policy at Tuesday meeting

NFL owners are set to gather Tuesday in New York to open a two-day meeting, their first gathering since they huddled in May in Atlanta and made what turned out to be an ill-fated attempt to address the league's national anthem policy and players' protests during the anthem.

The circumstances are far different for the owners now. Few players are protesting this season. The uproar over the once-so-polarizing issue has subsided, and the matter has faded into the background while the NFL enjoys a season in which games have been captivating, scoring totals and passing numbers are soaring and TV ratings are encouraging.

The biggest tempests for the league to address this season have...

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