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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…



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Report: NFL Considering Harsher Penalties In Domestic Violence Cases

Has the NFL had a change of heart? At the very least, it seems that league has been experiencing a growing realization that the public does not accept their current disciplinary policy on matters of domestic violence among their players, as enunciated through their actions—and that it would be detrimental…


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Who Gets The Green When The NFL Thinks Pink?

By Beth Myncin In the world of football, October is the month where real men literally wear pink. You can see it on cleats, on banners, on gloves, on towels and on just about anything else the NFL can think of. Perfect marketing. Goes straight to the heart. The issue…


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Retired Players Also Coming After NFLPA Over Concussions

The NFL has faced a number of lawsuits over the years from retired players for various reasons, primarily pertaining to matters concerning concussions and the league’s responsibility for their employees’ long-term health. Recently, a settlement agreement was reached and at long last given preliminary approval, which uncaps the funds that…



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Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted:…


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NFL Draft Advisory Board Takes New Approach For Underclassmen

According to NFL reporter Albert Breer, the NFL Draft Advisory Board is changing the manner in which they advise prospective underclassmen considering applying for the NFL Draft, as well as number of underclassmen that they will advise. When underclassmen approach the Advisory Board, they will now receive just one of…


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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to…


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Mike Tomlin Finishes Ninth In Head Coach Power Rankings

Elliot Harrison posted his annual head coach power rankings yesterday for the NFL’s website. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off back-to-back non-winning seasons, missing the playoffs in both seasons and having failed to win their division, let alone a playoff game, since 2010. Accordingly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is…


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Judge Grants Preliminary Approval To Amended NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL and counsel for retired players reached an agreement late last month on the revision of a settlement first established nearly a year ago that would begin compensating retired players for concussion-related ailments, paid for by the league. The original settlement, which is now obsolete in light of the…


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Heath Miller Listed Among “Veterans To Appreciate” This Season

As fans of certain teams, it’s natural for people to become drawn by specific players through success, longevity, charity work, personality, and a litany of other reasons. We buy their jerseys, we collect their autographs and assorted memorabilia, but most of all, we follow them throughout their career—even if they…


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Developmental League Still Lacking In Needed Appeal For NFL Teams

The National Football League is the last remaining major professional team sport in the United States to lack a true affiliated minor league or developmental system. It would seem that this is likely to stay that way until an upstart league is able to suit team needs and desires. Currently,…


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Prospect Of Developmental League Offers Intrigue

What will become of the Fall Experimental Football League in a few years’ time? That is the question most intriguing to the National Football League. The FXFL, a new upstart professional league hoping to kick off this October, paints itself as a developmental league that, in time, could help funnel…



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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of An Expanded NFL Postseason

The NFL has been chomping at the bit to tinker with various things as of late, from television schedules, to minor rule tweaking, to moving the draft, to changing up the Pro Bowl. And now we’ve reached the point where they’d like to change the playoff landscape once again by…


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Ruminations On The Future Of The Salary Cap

Mike Florio reported yesterday for Pro Football Talk that a source—who already predicted that the salary cap would exceed the originally projected amounts of $126.3, and subsequently $130 million—also believes that the salary cap figure will ultimately exceed the newly projected amount of $132 million. Perhaps significantly so, by a…


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NFL Announces Eight-Year Deal With NFLRA Via Statement

It is officially over now as the NFL has reached and eight-year agreement with the NFLRA, thus ending the lockout. The referees will back to work as soon as tonight for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. the league has released an official statement on the…



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2012-13 NFL Calendar & Important Dates

With the start of the 2012-2013 NFL season right around the corner now, below are the updated important dates and league calendar. 2012 August 27 – Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 75 players on Active List prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time. August 29-30 – Fourth…