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Steelers Prefer Personal Touch In Draft Process

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL Draft, they are an organization that greatly prefers a more hands on approach, one that, without actually doing the research, certainly seems to favor the personal touch with greater earnestness than most organizations around the league. As we have already…


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Judge Grants Final Approval To NFL Concussion Settlement

You might recall that back in July I wrote about a preliminary concussion settlement that was being reached between the National Football League and counsel for retired players, which would compensate retired players for concussion-related treatments as part of a lawsuit that alleged the league hid knowledge of the connection…


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Diving Deeper Into The Steelers’ 2015 Regular Season Schedule

The NFL released its schedules for all 32 teams yesterday, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, and naturally the league-wide community has spent its time since then pouring over every nuance imaginable within their assigned team’s slate of games. We have already covered many of the specifics of the schedule that the…


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NFL May Be Missing Opportunity In Mexico While Focusing On London

As is a surprise to precisely nobody, the National Football League is a business, and as a business, part of their model consists of a continual eye for expansion, especially in the expansion of new markets. Every offseason for the past few years now, there have been intense rumors, for…


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Even Concussion Research Has Its Bureaucracy

Recently, news of progress regarding the possible early detection of neurological brain diseases related to traumatic injury—most notably Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE—has been a topic de jure, and the findings have been, I think, encouraging. One of the hallmarks of this research frontier came in 2013 when Hall of…


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New Harvard Studies Seek To Further Treatment Of Brain, Ligament Injury

As I wrote about yesterday, the National Football League Players Association has in recent years partnered with Harvard Medical School in a joint program called the Football Players Health Study at Harvard. The purpose of the program is the advance the knowledge about the injuries and conditions that professional football…


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Harvard University Studying Ways To Treat Football Injuries

Earlier this month, Harvard University announced that it was beginning a new set of studies in its second year of a partnership with the NFLPA called the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. The studies, as implied by the title, seek answers to a variety of health-related issues that…




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League Passes New Safety Rules, Including Injury Spotter

Yesterday, we wrote about the player culture that the NFL is trying to overcome as it pertains to the locker room view on head injuries, and has over the past few years seen it as in their best interests to take the decision of staying in the game out of…


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Advancements In Information Technology A Double-Edged Sword For NFL

The National Football League finds itself in a curious position in the information age. Technology has allowed for the proliferation of information and easy access for all, as well as advancement in resources, both in terms of equipment and education. This is a pivotal period of time for the league…


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Examining Select Rule Proposals For NFL Competition Committee

The NFL Competition Committee discussed possible rule change proposals yesterday in advance of the league’s annual meetings, which set to kick off on Sunday. The majority of them pertain to tweaking the manner in which the review system works, though other ideas have been discussed. Here is a look at…


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NFL Introducing Combine For Veteran Players This Offseason

It seems as though the National Football League will continue to expand its offseason schedule, this time hosting a second Combine—only this one is for players who are already in the league. According to a memo sent out by NFL director of football development and former Pro Bowl center Matt…


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New NFL Policy On Domestic Violence Was The Right Move, Genuine Or Not

Yesterday, the league officially announced that it has revised its policies when it comes to disciplining NFL personnel involved in issues of domestic violence. The stress here is on all personnel within the league’s employ, not just the players. Under the new policy, a first offense for a player violating…