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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the NFL's desire to have a team in Los Angeles by 2016 "cannot be understated."
Per La Canfora, "several sources" at this week's league meetings considered the Chargers/Raiders' joint bid in Carson, Cal. as the "early favorite" over Rams owner Stan Kroenke's project in Inglewood. La Canfora reports there are concerns Kroenke couldn't break out of the Gateway City "without a protracted fight." That may be true, but Kroenke has vaster resources than his L.A. rivals, and remains ahead with his stadium plan. Contradictory reports will likely continue through the end of the year, but the league's L.A. return appears poised to come to a head early next winter. May 21 - 4:19 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Extra-point attempts have been moved from the two- to 15-yard line, though two-point conversions will continue to take place from the two-yard line.

That means PATs will now be 33 yards instead of 19. It's a drastic change, not one everyone was necessarily asking for. There will now be big games decided by missed extra points. The league also implemented another rule change, awarding two points for botched PATs or two-point conversions that are returned for a score by the defense. That rule was already employed by the NCAA.
May 19 - 6:10 PM

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to limit the number of veterans who can try out at rookie minicamps to five per team.

According to FOX Sports, the "financial compensation for participating veterans was one of the NFLPA's concerns." It's not uncommon for vets to get a contract after trying out alongside rookies. It seems like a counterintuitive move from the player's association.
Source: FOX Sports
May 19 - 4:54 PM

The Associated Press reports the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before a game.

The NFL will discuss the guidelines at the owners' meetings in San Francisco next week, though the change would not require a vote from the owners. Tom Brady was suspended for four games and the Patriots were fined $1 million and lost two draft picks for allegedly tampering with footballs before the AFC Championship game.
May 16 - 9:35 AM

The NFL has relinquished its tax-exempt status.

Commissioner Roger Goodell labeled the designation a "distraction." The NFL has repeatedly come under fire for its tax-exempt status as it racks up billions in revenues. As Profootballtalk points, the league's 32 teams are all taxable, for-profit businesses, however, so it's not as if the NFL has been dodging taxes. The move means Goodell's salary will no longer be public record.
Apr 28 - 1:25 PM

NFL.com reports the league could play regular-season games in Germany and Mexico by 2017.

Albert Breer reports the league is also "starting to look at options to bring some form of preseason football to Mexico," perhaps even hosting part of a training camp south of the border. The league is running out of revenue streams to tap in America. It's clear it believes its manifest destiny is abroad.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 5:34 PM

Speaking at the Owners' Meetings in Arizona, commissioner Roger Goodell said the league has "postponed" the expanded playoffs idea.

The idea will continue to be evaluated over the next year, but Goodell stressed scheduling issues and the importance of the regular seasons as factors. Also, the NFL sounds ready to change the extra point for the upcoming season. Mostly all owners are in favor of making the PAT more of a "football play." It's tentatively expected to be voted on at the next league meeting in May.
Mar 25 - 1:32 PM

FOX Sports reports Brazil is a "viable candidate" to host the 2017 Pro Bowl.

The game is growing in South America, and the league believes the exotic locale could up participation amongst initially-selected players. Next year's all-star game is returning to Hawaii after being staged in Glendale, Ariz. last season.
Source: FOX Sports
Mar 23 - 2:44 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports the league will no longer black out non-sold out games on local television for the 2015 season.

Per reporter Kevin Clark, the league will "evaluate how it goes after the season," but it's hard to see this policy coming back. It's been under fire for years — including from Richard Nixon — and was under attack in Congress as recently as December. It's an outdated policy for a game driven by television ratings.
Mar 23 - 2:22 PM

DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as the executive director of the NFL Players Association.

Challenged by eight other candidates, Smith earned another three-year term on the first ballot. Smith has taken heat for the 2011 CBA, which has been perceived as being heavily tilted in the owners' favor. The players are obviously happy with him, however.
Mar 16 - 8:12 AM

The 2015 salary cap has been set at $143.28 million.

In the midst of unprecedented popularity, the NFL continues to rake in massive revenue. That can be seen in the cap, which has risen from $123M in 2013 to $133M last year and now all the way up at $143M. According to OverTheCap.com, the Jaguars, Raiders, Browns, Jets and Colts have the most space right now. The Saints, Patriots, Ravens, 49ers and Chiefs have the least.
Mar 2 - 12:16 PM

Speaking Tuesday, NFL executive VP Troy Vincent said pass interference could become a 15-yard penalty instead of a spot foul.

It doesn't appear to be a very advanced proposal, but is apparently being chewed on as the league ponders making some penalties reviewable. Pass interference is a 15-yard penalty in the college game. A change is unlikely for 2015.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 4:35 PM

According to the NFL's internal review, both concussions and torn ACLs were down in 2014.

Per the league, there were 202 concussions diagnosed in 2014, down from 229 in 2013, and 261 in 2012. Torn ACLs checked in at 49. There were 57 in 2013. Although the concussion numbers are encouraging, that's still a massive number, and there's no way of knowing how many went undiagnosed. As concussion awareness has grown, it's possible players have gotten more clever about concealing them. The crisis isn't anywhere near over.
Jan 29 - 5:44 PM

The NFL is looking into whether footballs were properly inflated by the Patriots during Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

We've had Spygate and now we have Deflategate. The NFL requires game balls inflated with between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds of air. Anything less than that could help increase grip for Tom Brady in the passing game, and the officials during Sunday's game thought there was reason to take several balls out of play and weigh them. A source told the Indy Star that if the NFL's investigation confirms purposefully deflated balls, it could result in lost draft picks for the Patriots. Of course, the Colts had no shot in this game if it were played with a beach ball as they got absolutely hammered 45-7.
Jan 19 - 8:19 AM

The league will host an "NFL Veteran Combine" on March 22.

It will take place in Arizona's during the league meetings. The event — the first of its kind — is self-explanatory. It's a Combine, only for veteran NFL players. Per Profootballtalk, it will allow veteran free agents to "go through the same kinds of drills and testing draft prospects go through in Indianapolis, with representatives of all 32 clubs on hand." It's an excellent idea in a league where some players slip through the cracks far too quickly. We wouldn't expect too many players to get deals they otherwise wouldn't through the Combine, but it should help prolong the careers of at least a few worthy cases.
Jan 15 - 1:35 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Josh Portis
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Caleb Hanie
9Curtis Painter
10John Skelton
11Keith Wenning
12Brett Smith
13James Franklin
14Jordan Rodgers
15Brendon Kay
16Logan Kilgore
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Pat White
29John Parker Wilson
30Trent Edwards
31Jerrod Johnson
32Adam Weber
33Nate Enderle
34Nick Stephens
35Matt Simms
36Tyler Wilson
37Tommy Rees
38Brock Jensen
39Brandon Bridge
40Connor Halliday
41Cole Stoudt
42Collin Klein
43Rusty Smith
44Kory Faulkner
45Alex Carder
46Keith Price
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jamie Harper
11Chris Rainey
12Jalen Parmele
13Peyton Hillis
14BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15Lance Ball
16Ray Rice
17Michael Bush
18Terrance Ganaway
19Alvester Alexander
20Jewel Hampton
21Zach Brown
22Mikel Leshoure
23Brandon Saine
24Evan Royster
25Isaac Redman
26Ronnie Wingo
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Demitrius Bronson
30Stephen Houston
31Alex Green
32Derrick Strozier
33Malcolm Agnew
34David Fluellen
35Roy Finch
36Tim Flanders
37Jordan Lynch
38Jordan Roberts
39Orwin Smith
40Henry Josey
41Kapri Bibbs
42Deonte Williams
43Bradley Randle
44Quentin Hines
45De'Leon Eskridge
46Javarris James
47Josh Vaughan
48Darren Evans
49Anthony Allen
50Damien Berry
51Richard Murphy
52William Powell
53Armond Smith
54Delone Carter
55Cierre Wood
56Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Jed Collins
7Tony Fiammetta
8Frank Summers
9Chris Pressley
10Brit Miller
11Will Ta'ufo'ou
12Bradie Ewing
13Maurice Hagens
14Stephen Campbell
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Keenan Davis
8Lamont Bryant
9Ryan Whalen
10Jamar Newsome
11Terrence Toliver
12Tommy Streeter
13Greg Childs
14Kevin Hardy
15Tim Benford
16Devery Henderson
17Richard Goodman
18Ben Obomanu
19Taulib Ikharo
20Will Murphy
21Chad Bumphis
22Robby Toma
23Carlin Isles
24Braylon Bell
25Johnathan Haggerty
26Naaman Roosevelt
27Emmanuel Arceneaux
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Kevin Ogletree
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Marcus Jackson
37Derek Moye
38Kamar Jorden
39Nicholas Johnson
40Jordan White
41Chris Summers
42Sederrick Cunningham
43Zach Rogers
44Roy Roundtree
45Dan Buckner
46Tyrone Goard
47Sam McGuffie
48Erik Highsmith
49Chip Reeves
50Mark Harrison
51Cole McKenzie
52Jamal Miles
53Rashad Evans
54T.J. Moe
55Jasper Collins
56Jeremy Ebert
57LaQuan Williams
58Diondre Borel
59Bert Reed
60Brandon Carswell
61Joseph Anderson
62Julius Pruitt
63Mardy Gilyard
64Jon Baldwin
65Chastin West
66Mike Davis
67Cody Hoffman
68Kadron Boone
69Nathan Slaughter
70Quintin Payton
71Wilson Van Hooser
72C.J. Goodwin
73Terrell Sinkfield
74Jheranie Boyd
75Eric Rogers
76Rashaad Carter
77Demetrius Fields
78Scott Pillar
WR21Braylon Edwards
2James Jones
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Kealoha Pilares
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Micheal Spurlock
13Jordan Shipley
14Eric Page
15Chris Givens
16Darius Hanks
17Mohamed Massaquoi
18Earl Bennett
19Steve Breaston
20Josh Cribbs
21Donte' Stallworth
22Aaron Mellette
23Robert Gill
24Drew Davis
25Raymond Radway
26Martel Moore
27Dominique Croom
28Lanear Sampson
29Alec Lemon
30Josh Lenz
31Lamaar Thomas
32Travis Harvey
33Charles Hawkins
34Alex Gillett
35Kain Colter
36Nicholas Edwards
37Greg Hardin
38Eric Ward
39Jerry Rice Jr.
40Eric Thomas
41L'Damian Washington
42Lacoltan Bester
43Kerry Taylor
44Michael Jenkins
45Devin Aromashodu
46David Ball
47Jarett Dillard
48Dezmon Briscoe
49David Douglas
50Dale Moss
51Brandon Collins
52Tray Session
53Jeff Fuller
54Trindon Holliday
55David Reed
56Tim Toone
57Isaiah Williams
58Duke Calhoun
59Ronald Johnson
60Roberto Wallace
61Bobby Sewall
62Terrence Austin
63Joe Adams
64Marvin McNutt
65Phil Bates
66Kevin Elliott
67Jared Green
68Mike Willie
69Michael Calvin
70Taveon Rogers
71Andrew DePaola
72James Shaw
73Devin Goda
74Deon Butler
75Darius Reynaud
76Early Doucet
77Patrick Crayton
78Jordan Harris
79Anthony McClung
80Jaz Reynolds
81Tyrell Williams
82Austin Hill
83Austin Franklin
84Alex Neutz
85Geraldo Boldewijn
86Kelsey Pope
87Micah Hatfield
88Perez Ashford
89Weston Dressler
90Jeremy Gallon
91Andy Cruse
92Anthony Amos
93R.J. Webb
94Andrew Helmick
95Jerry Johnson
96Kevin Dorsey
97Brandon Kaufman
98Jason Thompson
99Omarius Hines
100Gerrard Sheppard
101Rodrick Rumble
102Tori Gurley
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
TE1Leonard Pope
2Tony Scheffler
3David Thomas
4Zach Miller
5Kevin Boss
6Randy McMichael
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Phillip Supernaw
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Billy Bajema
14Kevin Brock
15D.J. Williams
16Tommy Gallarda
17Daniel Graham
18Steve Watson
19Jacob Pedersen
20D.J. Tialavea
21Emmanuel Ogbuehi
22Justin Jones
23Asa Watson
24Evan Wilson
25Jake Byrne
26Joel Dreessen
27Dan Gronkowski
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Ben Hartsock
31Visanthe Shiancoe
32Weslye Saunders
33Jeron Mastrud
34Steve Maneri
35Dominique Curry
36Zach Potter
37Colin Cloherty
38Tom Crabtree
39Brody Eldridge
40Nate Byham
41Dedrick Epps
42Nelson Rosario
43Mason Brodine
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Matt Furstenburg
48Ben Cotton
49David Rolf
50Evan Landi
51Taylor Cook
52Colin Anderson
53Travis Tannahill
54Andre Hardy
55Tim Biere
56Brandon Barden
57Jamie McCoy
58Nathan Overbay
59Martell Webb
60Cameron Graham
61Michael Higgins
62Alex Silvestro
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Evan Moore
67Isaiah Stanback
68Morrell Presley
69Brian Wozniak
70Jason Schepler
71Chase Clement
72A.C. Leonard
73David Wright
74Nick Kasa
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Shayne Graham
4Billy Cundiff
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
7Alex Henery
8Matt Szymanski
9Derek Dimke
10Danny Hrapmann
11Havard Rugland
12Austin Signor
13Morgan Lineberry
14Quinn Sharp
15Brett Baer
16Sergio Castillo
17Mitch Ewald
18Kevin Goessling
19Brett Maher
20Jose Maltos
21Adam Yates
22Zach Ramirez