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The NFL has officially increased the size of practice squads from eight to 10 players.
The move is only official for the next two seasons, but it's not a genie that will go back inside of the bottle. Players are still allowed just three practice squad "seasons," but a season now constitutes six games instead of three. As always, players can plucked off another team's practice squad and added to a rival's 53-man roster at any time. Aug 19 - 4:40 PM

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The NFL is expected to increase the size of practice squads from eight to ten players this season.

That opens up 64 more jobs across the league, and each team will now employ 63 players. Teams will love it, as they're now able to stash even more potential talent and develop more youngsters across the season.
Aug 18 - 7:37 PM

The Washington Post reports the NFL is considering toughening up its penalties against players who commit domestic violence, including a potential one-year ban for a second offense.

This is obviously a direct result of the joke of a two-game suspension Ray Rice received for knocking out his then-fiancée in a casino and dragging her out of an elevator over the winter. Per the report, a first offense would mean a 4-6 game suspension and a season-long ban for a second-time offender. The new policy is said to be under consideration at the moment. The NFL clearly realizes it needs to take a harder stance against domestic violence.
Aug 13 - 7:22 PM

FOX Sports analyst and former Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira said the biggest points of emphasis in the NFL's officiating clinic were illegal contact and defensive holding.

"Last time the NFL had this as a major emphasis was 2004," Pereira continued, "and the number of illegal contact fouls went from 79 to 191." What this may look like in practice is unknown, but it appears the league is cracking down on the physical cornerback play many of the best defenses in the league are built on. This is yet another move which should increase passing and offensive success throughout the league.
Jul 19 - 1:53 PM

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in either Los Angeles or Chicago.

London must have been unavailable. The draft has been held in New York every year since 1965. The change is supposedly the result of Radio City Music Hall being unavailable, but in reality, taking the show on the road makes sense as the next step in the evolution of the draft as a spectacle. There have been reports that the 2015 draft could even be split between two cities, and across four days.
Jul 17 - 8:11 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell believes the Raiders should be open to playing at the 49ers' new stadium.

"Obviously the stadium issue in Oakland is going to have to be resolved," Goodell said Thursday. "They have to make that determination, whether they're in a new stadium in Oakland or whether they feel that it's best to join this stadium." The stadium situation in Oakland is long past tenable for both the Raiders and A's, but neither team appears anywhere close to finding a solution. In theory, sharing Levi’s Stadium makes sense for the Raiders, but owner Mark Davis' ego makes that an extreme long shot. He appears bound to continue his father's quixotic quest for a new stadium of his own, in Oakland or elsewhere.
Jul 17 - 7:18 PM

No players were selected in Thursday's Supplemental Draft.

The email "draft" appeared to last less than five minutes. New Mexico WR Chase Clayton, North Carolina LB Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross and SMU RB Traylon Shead are now eligible to sign with any team as undrafted free agents. The fact that no team was willing to surrender even a seventh-round pick in next year's draft for any of the four players obviously bodes poorly for their NFL futures.
Jul 10 - 1:13 PM

New Mexico WR Chase Clayton, North Carolina LB Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross and SMU RB Traylon Shead are the players eligible for Thursday's Supplemental Draft.

There's not a Josh Gordon or Terrelle Pryor in the group. It's quite possible all four players go undrafted, meaning they would become undrafted free agents free to sign with any club.
Jul 9 - 12:43 PM

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to an uncapped settlement in the class-action concussion lawsuit against the NFL.

"A class action settlement that offers prompt relief is superior to the likely alternative — years of expensive, difficult, and uncertain litigation, with no assurance of recovery, while retired players' physical and mental conditions continue to deteriorate," were the words of U.S. District Judge Anita Brody. The league had previously agreed to settle for $675 million. The new settlement is expected to be worth roughly the same, while payouts will depend on an age-and-injury formula.
Jul 7 - 6:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the 2015 draft could be held in Los Angeles or Chicago, and may be expanded to four days.

Radio City Music Hall is apparently unavailable — that wouldn't have been the case had the league simply booked it — though the draft could still be held in New York at Madison Square Garden. Per RapSheet, it appears the draft will be held either April 22-25 or April 29-May 2. That means, at minimum, it would be a week earlier than this season. Returning to April 22-25 would be in accordance with the league's pre-2014 schedule. Expanding to four nights would be overkill for an event that is already stretched too thin.
Jun 5 - 5:37 PM

Speaking Tuesday, commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the playoffs won't be expanded for the 2014 season, but are likely to be increased from 12 to 14 teams for 2015.

Once the league comes up with a revenue-expanding idea, it rarely, if ever, abandons it. It means that beginning in the 2015 season, only one team in each league will earn a first-round bye, creating three Wild Card games for each conference. It will dilute what is essentially an unimpeachable product, but means teams like the 10-6 2013 Cardinals will be extremely unlikely to be left out of the postseason tournament. Of course, it also means more 8-8 and 7-9 clubs will be playing come January.
May 20 - 5:15 PM

The league has awarded Super Bowl LII to Minneapolis.

That's Super Bowl 52 if you don't speak Roman numeral. The game will take place in the year 2018. The Vikings and their new stadium beat out New Orleans for the right to host football's biggest game. Temperatures outside will likely be frigid, but the game will be played under Vikings Stadium's dome.
May 20 - 4:05 PM

The NFL owners are tabling playoff expansion discussions until their fall meetings in October.

The owners are currently having their spring meetings in Atlanta but have confirmed that they won't vote on expansion this week. "When we look at the overall things that we’ve done with television this year, if we lay that on top of it, it’s too much," said Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones. "We need to methodically work our way through all these things." The NFLPA planned to fight against an expanded playoff field due to workers comp issues. The owners clearly want playoff expansion, but they need to devise a plan to get the players on board. We won't see an expanded postseason until 2015, at the earliest.
May 20 - 12:54 PM

Executive director DeMaurice Smith says the NFLPA is ready to fight against an expanded playoff field because the league has yet to address workers compensation issues.

"The players have not seen a press release from the NFL indicating that they were going to take up the issue of better workers compensation benefits or increased injury protection benefits in light of their desire for extra playoff games," Smith told USA Today. "A credible commitment to player health and safety has to include more than a group of Owners voting to recommend playing more games." Playoff expansion is on the docket for this week's spring meetings in Atlanta.
Source: USA Today
May 19 - 4:05 PM

Sources tell the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the NFL is giving "serious consideration" to pushing the draft back even further toward mid-May in 2015.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has heard the loud complaints about this year's lull between free agency and the draft, but he's undeterred. The extra time has led to extra coverage, which could very well lead to higher ratings Thursday night. "There have been some real pluses, and we'll have to evaluate that," Goodell said. "A number of our coaches have praised it, too, because it gave them a chance to spend time with their current players and make some determinations about what's the right place to go in the draft. So there's some real value to it."
May 8 - 8:34 AM

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QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5Tim Tebow
6Josh Portis
7John Skelton
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10Tyler Thigpen
11David Carr
12Pat White
13John Parker Wilson
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Nate Enderle
17Nick Stephens
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
37Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14Tim Cornett
15Isaac Redman
16Lance Ball
17D.J. Harper
18Jordan Roberts
19Orwin Smith
20Javarris James
21Darren Evans
22Delone Carter
23Anthony Allen
24Damien Berry
25Richard Murphy
26Phillip Tanner
27Tim Flanders
28Armond Smith
29Stefphon Jefferson
30Deonte Williams
31Bradley Randle
32Quentin Hines
33De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Kevin Hardy
7Lamont Bryant
8Taulib Ikharo
9Terrence Toliver
10Greg Childs
11Devery Henderson
12Ben Obomanu
13Richard Goodman
14Emmanuel Arceneaux
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Jordan White
17Matt Willis
18Lavelle Hawkins
19Brett Swain
20Chaz Schilens
21Charly Martin
22Robby Toma
23Carlin Isles
24Chandler Jones
25Jeremy Kelley
26Sederrick Cunningham
27Zach Rogers
28Marcus Jackson
29Nicholas Johnson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Chip Reeves
35Terrell Sinkfield
36Jheranie Boyd
37Eric Rogers
38Rashaad Carter
39Bert Reed
40Brandon Carswell
41Joseph Anderson
42Cole McKenzie
43Jamal Miles
44Rashad Evans
45Quintin Payton
46Demetrius Fields
47Scott Pillar
48Julius Pruitt
49Mardy Gilyard
50Diondre Borel
51Jon Baldwin
52Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Donald Jones
5Brandon Banks
6Chris Givens
7Raymond Radway
8Darius Hanks
9Aaron Mellette
10Robert Gill
11Steve Breaston
12Earl Bennett
13Mohamed Massaquoi
14Jordan Shipley
15Donte' Stallworth
16Michael Jenkins
17Devin Aromashodu
18Jarett Dillard
19David Ball
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Dominique Croom
23David Douglas
24Jeff Fuller
25Tim Toone
26Duke Calhoun
27Martel Moore
28Nicholas Edwards
29Perez Ashford
30Rodrick Rumble
31Ronald Johnson
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Terrence Austin
35Devin Goda
36Kevin Elliott
37Jared Green
38Michael Calvin
39Taveon Rogers
40Jason Thompson
41Omarius Hines
42Anthony Amos
43R.J. Webb
44Andrew Helmick
45Alex Neutz
46Kelsey Pope
47Jordan Harris
48Andrew DePaola
49James Shaw
50Brandon Kaufman
51Jerry Johnson
52Early Doucet
53Deon Butler
54Patrick Crayton
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9D.J. Williams
10Tommy Gallarda
11Michael Egnew
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Jamie Childers
17Steve Watson
18Matt Furstenburg
19Ben Cotton
20David Rolf
21Joe Sawyer
22Dan Gronkowski
23Martin Rucker
24Joel Dreessen
25Nelson Rosario
26Hayden Smith
27Konrad Reuland
28Colin Cloherty
29Dominique Curry
30Tom Crabtree
31Brody Eldridge
32Nate Byham
33Dedrick Epps
34Ben Hartsock
35Visanthe Shiancoe
36Jamie McCoy
37Cameron Graham
38Alex Silvestro
39Tim Biere
40Isaiah Stanback
41Richard Quinn
42Jake O'Connell
43Evan Moore
44Evan Landi
45Taylor Cook
46Travis Tannahill
47Chase Clement
48A.C. Leonard
49Joe Don Duncan
50Chase Dixon
51David Wright
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14Michael Palardy
15Sergio Castillo