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Age / DOB:  (56) / 2/19/1959

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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. Nov 23 - 12:01 PM
Source: USA Today

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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.
Nov 22 - 12:35 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.
Nov 19 - 1:45 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.
Oct 6 - 7:08 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
Sep 8 - 9:46 AM

The Washington Post reported NFL owners will discuss changing Roger Goodell's role in the disciplinary process.

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported several owners were unhappy the league decided to appeal the Deflategate decision, and even more owners agreed with the NFLPA's assertion the NFL needs to overhaul the disciplinary process. Goodell does not look likely to lose his job after yet another loss in the court system, but he may be facing a severe curtailing of his power.
Sep 4 - 6:58 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported several owners did not want the NFL to appeal the Deflategate decision.

Cole reports several owners want to see this saga "end once and for all." Goodell almost had to appeal the decision which blasted the league's handling of the Deflategate situation, but it is yet another decision which could strain his relationship with the owners. Cole reports the NFLPA and the owners agree the NFL needs to overhaul the disciplinary process.
Sep 3 - 12:34 PM

In a statement, Roger Goodell confirmed the NFL will appeal Judge Richard Berman's decision to nullify Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport does not expect the NFL to seek an injunction which would keep Brady from playing while the appeal process plays out. Judge Berman's decision was a clear and almost comprehensive win for Brady and the NFLPA, but Goodell likely feels he has to appeal in order to save face. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported multiple owners do not want the NFL to appeal and are wondering if Goodell has too much power in player discipline.
Sep 3 - 12:21 PM

The Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer expects a negotiated outcome to the league's Los Angeles relocations.

No one is as plugged into the league's relocation battle as Farmer. He believes Chargers owner Dean Spanos can muster the nine owner votes necessary to block Rams owner Stan Kroenke's move, but that Kroenke can manage the same. That makes for a situation that's more likely to be mediated behind closed doors than put to an up-and-down vote. Kroenke and Spanos are the power players here. Raiders owner Mark Davis is just along for the ride.
Aug 17 - 1:24 PM

The league has announced the 2016 Draft will take place in Chicago on April 28-30.

The venue is undetermined. This year's extravaganza took place at Roosevelt University. The event had been a New York staple, but Chicago must be offering more money.
Aug 11 - 1:49 PM

The NFL will implement overhauled procedures for football inspections this season.

We still don't know exactly how many games Tom Brady will miss, but we know the NFL is going to clean up the air pressure situation thanks to Deflategate. Pregame pressure readings will be documented, there will be random halftime/postgame rechecks and there will be a kicking ball coordinator inspecting them. If any ball is found to be near the edges of the 12.5 PSI to 13.5 PSI, they will be adjusted to 13.0 PSI.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 27 - 8:44 AM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports owners spent "significant time" at their May meetings discussing how to "deal with and respond to" the December release of the movie Concussion.

Starring Will Smith, Concussion will be released on Christmas. According to its synopsis, Concussion is "a look at how American football players suffer from major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the NFL to deny it." The film certainly sounds like it has the ability to be a headache for the league.
Jul 25 - 11:37 AM

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.
Source: CBS Sports
May 21 - 4:19 PM

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

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