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Age / DOB:  (55) / 2/19/1959

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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

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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

Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard line for the first two weeks of the preseason.

The experiment was originally expected to take place from the 20-yard line, but teams thought that was "too tough." It's unclear if the change will be implemented for the regular season, but it would be unusual for the league to make such a rash change on short notice. The subject is likely being studied with an eye toward 2015.
Apr 24 - 3:25 PM

Newsday's Bob Glauber reports the league will discuss expanded playoffs at next month's owners meeting.

Even if it won't happen for 2014, expanding the league's playoff field from 12 to 14 teams appears to be a fait accompli. With the playoffs perfect in their current form, it's hard to view an expansion as anything other than a money grab, one that could dilute the product.
Apr 24 - 2:13 PM

The league will announce the 2014 schedule Wednesday at 8PM ET on NFL Network.

The "drama" is over. This season's matchups are already known, but the dates are not. The season will begin on a Thursday night in Seattle, where the defending-champion Seahawks will likely host a conference rival.
Apr 22 - 5:02 PM

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QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5John Skelton
6Tim Tebow
7Josh Portis
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10David Carr
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14Nate Enderle
15John Parker Wilson
16Nick Stephens
17Tommy Rees
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Jordan Rodgers
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Collin Klein
34Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Brandon Saine
12D.J. Harper
13Tim Cornett
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Jawan Jamison
19Stefphon Jefferson
20Deonte Williams
21Bradley Randle
22Quentin Hines
23De'Leon Eskridge
24Javarris James
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Anthony Allen
28Damien Berry
29Richard Murphy
30William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16Devonte Campbell
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Alex Debniak
19Ryan Roberson
20Jonathan Amosa
21Rupert Bryan
22Eddie Williams
23Jon Hoese
24Ben Guidugli
25Nate Eachus
26Jourdan Brooks
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Kevin Hardy
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Greg Childs
9Brian Tyms
10Lance Lewis
11Lamont Bryant
12Ben Obomanu
13Devery Henderson
14Richard Goodman
15Johnathan Haggerty
16Emmanuel Arceneaux
17Matt Willis
18Brett Swain
19Chaz Schilens
20Ramses Barden
21Charly Martin
22Jeremy Kelley
23Sederrick Cunningham
24Zach Rogers
25Nicholas Johnson
26Jordan White
27Robby Toma
28Carlin Isles
29Marcus Jackson
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Chip Reeves
33Terrell Sinkfield
34Jheranie Boyd
35Eric Rogers
36Rashaad Carter
37Demetrius Fields
38Scott Pillar
39Diondre Borel
40Bert Reed
41Brandon Carswell
42Joseph Anderson
43Cole McKenzie
44Jamal Miles
45Rashad Evans
46Sam McGuffie
47Tyrone Goard
48Julius Pruitt
49Mardy Gilyard
50Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Chad Hall
5Donald Jones
6Jordan Shipley
7Steve Breaston
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Conner Vernon
18David Douglas
19Dominique Croom
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Martel Moore
23Nicholas Edwards
24Jeff Fuller
25Michael Jenkins
26Devin Aromashodu
27Jarett Dillard
28David Ball
29Duke Calhoun
30Tim Toone
31Terrence Austin
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Early Doucet
35Deon Butler
36Patrick Crayton
37Perez Ashford
38Rodrick Rumble
39Andrew DePaola
40Jason Thompson
41Omarius Hines
42Andy Cruse
43Anthony Amos
44R.J. Webb
45Andrew Helmick
46Alex Neutz
47Kelsey Pope
48Jordan Harris
49Dale Moss
50Devin Goda
51Brandon Kaufman
52Reggie Dunn
53Jerry Johnson
54Jared Green
55Michael Calvin
56Taveon Rogers
57David Gilreath
58Ronald Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Andrew Szczerba
11Steve Watson
12Fendi Onobun
13Tommy Gallarda
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Joel Dreessen
17Visanthe Shiancoe
18Konrad Reuland
19Dedrick Epps
20Colin Cloherty
21Dominique Curry
22Tom Crabtree
23Brody Eldridge
24Dan Gronkowski
25Martin Rucker
26Richard Quinn
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Hayden Smith
33Dominique Jones
34Matt Veldman
35Tim Biere
36Evan Landi
37Taylor Cook
38Travis Tannahill
39Chase Clement
40Joe Don Duncan
41David Wright
42Jake O'Connell
43Travis Beckum
44Evan Moore
45Jamie McCoy
46Alex Silvestro
47Cameron Graham
48Isaiah Stanback
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter