NFL Retired Player News – December 2014

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The NFL League Office stays in regular contact with its former players, passing along vital information via email each month about benefits and services available to them & their families as well as alerting them to where other members of the player alumni community are currently living and working.

The December 2014 edition of NFL Retired Player News included a list of 20 player alumni who have gone on to successful careers on and off the field. To view the full edition, click here.


Officiating Video – Week 15

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

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We hope you find this information helpful.  Please contact us with any questions.

Preview of Week 16 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Ravens RB Justin Forsett with NFL Media’s Michael Silver on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET

Feature on the Kemoeatu Brothers on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

‘NFL GameDay First’ Kicks Off Sunday Coverage at 7:00 PM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

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23 of 25 Most-Watched Shows This Fall Are NFL Games

NFL Games 4 Most-Watched Shows Of The Week

NFL telecasts were the four most-watched shows on television last week with the FOX national telecast (mostly 49ers-Seahawks) topping the charts with 26.5 million average viewers.

The Cowboys-Eagles matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football held the second spot for the week, averaging 24.3 million viewers and was the most-watched Sunday Night Football game this season.

The CBS single window (mostly Dolphins-Patriots, Steelers-Falcons and Texans-Colts) held the third spot averaging 18.7 million viewers, and the FOX regional window (mostly Bengals-Browns) drew 16.2 million average viewers to round out the top four.

NFL game windows account for the top 18 and 23 of the top 25 most-watched programs on television since the NFL season kicked off on Sept. 4.

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Week 16 Tweets of the Week

Following are the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLfootballinfo, @NFLhistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds.

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NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Kickoff & NFL Thursday Night Kickoff Notes & Quotes – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL Total Access Kickoff aired from outside EverBank Field tonight at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, with host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci providing pregame analysis leading up to Cowboys-Bears on Thursday Night Football.

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher hosted NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Irvin, Mariucci and Faulk appeared on the show.

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2014-2015 National Football League Important Dates

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What To Look For – Week 16

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Tops Pro Bowl Voting By Fans On NFL.Com

– Pro Bowl players to be announced December 23 on NFL Network at 8:00 PM ET –

– Stars will be realigned using Fantasy Football-style draft format during Pro Bowl Draft Show live on NFL Network –

Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS received 1,015,004 fan votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2015 Pro Bowl, announced today. Fan voting ended on Monday, December 15.

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Dynamic Wide Receiver Tandem Keenan McCardell & Jimmy Smith Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

‘Keenan McCardell & Jimmy Smith: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, December 19 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Advance Premiere Airs Following Titans-Jaguars on ‘Thursday Night Football’

“Those two guys put Jacksonville on the map. I don’t think they’ve had anybody close to that or probably will ever have anyone close to those two wide receivers.” – Steve Smith Sr.

For six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith – nicknamed Thunder and Lightning – combined for more yards and receptions than any other wide receiver tandem in the NFL during that time period. Yet while one of them has been able to transition well to life outside of the NFL, the other is still trying to find his way.

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