NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn't slam the door Wednesday on the possibility of expanding the league's playoff field for the 2014 season but said there is more work to be done and that getting it done for the upcoming season is not the goal.
"It's not out of the question, but we didn't make that decision at all," he said. "We have more work to do. I wouldn't rule it out, but I wouldn't say that's the direction we're heading right now."
The commissioner made his remarks on the last day of the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. The league's competition committee has supported the idea of expanding the postseason field from 12 to 14 teams -- seven in each conference -- for the past two years.
Goodell said owners and other team executives discussed playoff expansion this week and may take up the topic again at the league's meeting in May in Atlanta. The topic is also certain to come up when Goodell meets with the players union April 8.
"There's a tremendous amount of interest in this, possibly even to the point of support, but we want to make sure we do it right," Goodell said.
Also, the league will place a heavy emphasis on enforcing its player conduct rules, something St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher calls "a front-of-the-book issue."
"We're going to clean the game up on the field," said Fisher, co-chairman of the influential competition committee. "The in-your-face taunting, those types of things, the language. It's all in the (rule) book. ... We're going to enforce the current rule."
That includes abusive and racist language.
"It includes everything, yes," Fisher said.
Also Wednesday, the owners:
Bears: Chicago replaced one accomplished pass rusher with another when it agreed to terms with Jared Allen on a four-year deal. A source said Allen will get $15.5 million guaranteed on a contract that could be worth as much as $32 million.
Allen, 31, will take over for Julius Peppers, who signed with Green Bay after being released by the Bears. Allen, a South Bay native, spent the previous six years with Minnesota. He had 11½ sacks last season while earning $17 million and has reached double digits in sacks for seven straight years.
Allen also had talks with Seattle and Dallas.
Peppers got a three-year, $26.5 million deal with $7.5 million guaranteed.
ESPN.com contributed to this report.