February 7, 2018 | STAT News

Far from being forgotten, the NFL’s ‘replacement players’ may help make football safer

When NFL players went on strike in 1987, NFL teams scrambled to fill their rosters with replacement players, individuals who had some experience with college or professional football but who weren’t on NFL rosters that year. The games they played during the three-week strike were exceedingly unpopular with fans, and the replacement players became a footnote in sports history.

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