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Age / DOB:  (57) / 2/19/1959

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the city of Philadelphia "has emerged as the leading candidate" to host the 2017 Draft.
L.A. is also in the conversation. At the moment, Philadelphia makes more sense while the Rams work on the construction of their mega NFL complex that will also be home to NFL Network. The plan is to have it done by 2019. NFL cities all across the country have expressed a desire to host the draft. Apr 27 - 12:28 PM

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Speaking at a rally on Saturday, commissioner Roger Goodell promised to add San Diego to the Super Bowl rotation if the city builds a new stadium.

The Chargers were originally hoping to share a venue with the Raiders in Carson but that plan was scrapped when the league approved the Rams' new project in Inglewood. Now the Chargers are looking to build a new stadium in San Diego. Of the roughly $1 billion needed to finance the project, the Chargers and NFL are planning to contribute about $650 million with the rest coming from tax hikes on city hotels. The Chargers are hoping to get enough signatures to put a new stadium on the ballot for November 8.
Apr 24 - 9:20 AM's Ian Rapoport reports the league's competition committee has endorsed expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 games.

It's newsworthy, but playoff expansion is entirely up to the owners. The issue has been percolating for years, but the league has admirably done its best to avoid fixing what isn't broken. With the lure of more money — what else? — the owners might not be able to resist much longer.
Apr 5 - 7:17 PM

The NFL's competition committee has discussed reducing the number of preseason games from four to three.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy first suggested this idea back in 2012. Starters don't usually play in the preseason finale, and teams might find it helpful to have an extra week. Of course, the NFL would be losing significant revenue by canceling a full week of games. It's unclear when and if this will actually happen, but reducing the number of preseason games is an interesting possibility.
Feb 26 - 5:09 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell made $34.1 million in 2014.

The staggering sum included a $26.5 million "bonus," and would have easily made Goodell the highest-paid player in the league that's dealt with nonstop controversies during his reign. Since the NFL has since become a for-profit organization — it used to be non-profit, seriously — this will be the last time it has to disclose Goodell's salary. The president of the United States is entitled to an annual $400,000.
Feb 16 - 1:33 PM's Rand Getlin reports the salary cap is expected to increase to "at least" $155 million in 2016.

It was $143.28 million in 2015. The number is tied to league revenues. Agents have likely had a general idea of what the cap will be for some time, and factored it into calculations about whether or not to take their clients to the open market.
Feb 15 - 1:20 PM

The NFL is instituting a "Rooney Rule" mandating teams interview women for executive positions.

"We believe in diversity," commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. There are vanishingly few women in executive positions around the NFL, though the same is true for every major American sport. It's an admirable initiative from a league that's made a habit of bungling just about everything else.
Feb 4 - 2:59 PM

NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said he will not assist in calling or rescinding penalties in his in-game communications with referees during the playoffs.

The NFL announced earlier this week Blandino will communicate with on-field referees regarding the correct enforcement of rules during the playoffs. Blandino clarified his role in his weekly officiating video. "This does not involve penalties," Blandino said. "When there’s a conference on the field, we in New York will not be part of that conference. We will not be listening in, talking to the officials. This is strictly a safety net in the isolated instance that there’s an issue with the administration of the game." Blandino already communicates with the officials while they review instant replays, but this is an expansion of his in-game role. After a season of high-profile officiating blunders, the NFL is doing everything it can to avoid embarrassment in the postseason.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:09:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 2016 salary cap will be between $150 million and $153.4 million.

The 2015 cap was set at $143.28 million and has increased by $10 million in each of the last two seasons. Another $10 million increase would put the number at the upper range of the estimate. The Dolphins and Saints are the only two teams which project to be over the cap following the increase.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:18:00 AM

The Wall Street Journal reports Coldplay will play halftime of Super Bowl 50.

They will try to fix you.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Roger Goodell said the league will again look at tweaking the much-maligned catch rule.

"I think what we’re really going to do is get some people who are really focused on evaluating every one of these," Goodell said, "because it’s a balance between what you think is a catch, what the officials can officiate on a consistent basis and what’s going to have what we call the unintended consequences." Among the unintended consequences Goodell referenced would be the potential for an increase in fumbles on bang-bang plays if the threshold for a catch is reduced. While many people would like to see the catch rule amended, those same people would likely be frustrated by an increase in "fumbles" on what should rightfully be called incomplete passes. Giving the referees the ability to use some common sense in each situation could be the best solution.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Roger Goodell said it is possible the league reduces the number of preseason games.

"There are ways to enjoy it," Goodell said. "It's just, do we need four (games) anymore?" Reducing the preseason would likely be matched with an expansion of the regular season, more international games and possibly an extra bye week for each team. It may not happen in the next couple of seasons, but an expanded regular season seems almost inevitable at this point.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 12:35:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is expected to begin allowing teams to trade compensatory draft picks.

Compensatory are usually just day-three selections, but some come on day two. Three teams had compensatory third-rounders in 2015. The move will create a little more action on draft weekend.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:45:00 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the league is discussing the idea of reducing the preseason from four games to three.

It's unclear how far along the idea/proposal is. Cutting a preseason game would hurt fringe roster types, but would likely be favored by coaches and most veterans. The fourth preseason game is mostly just a glorified exercise in trying to avoid injury. At this point, it exists almost solely for financial reasons.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 07:08:00 PM

In an interview on ESPN's Mike and Mike, Roger Goodell said he is "very open" to changing his role in league discipline.

The interview came on the heels of an ESPN report -- linked below -- which alleges Goodell's punishment of the Patriots for the "Deflategate" scandal was a "makeup call" for what some believe was a bundling of the "Spygate" scandal, an allegation Goodell denied in the interview. Goodell said he still has issues with independent arbitration, but the league appears to be trending towards a new approach to discipline. Hopefully it will be much less arbitrary.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 09:46:00 AM

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