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Franchise And Transition Players Named

Franchise and Transition player designations were announced today for the 2015 NFL free agency signing period, which begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 10.

A club can designate one “franchise” player or one “transition” player among its veteran free agents.

The salary offer by a player’s club determines whether the franchise player designation is exclusive or non-exclusive.

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NFL Names Capitol Hill Veteran Nicole Gustafson Vice President For Public Policy And Government Affairs

The National Football League announced today that Nicole Gustafson will become its Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs.

Gustafson will be based in the NFL office in Washington, D.C., where she will help develop the league’s public policy and legislative initiatives and work with NFL teams on local and state issues. She will begin next month in this newly created position.

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NFL STATEMENT ON ADRIAN PETERSON

Judge Doty’s order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner’s longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearing officer. Even so, we believe strongly that Judge Doty’s order is incorrect and fundamentally at odds with well-established legal precedent governing the district court’s role in reviewing arbitration decisions. As a result, we have filed a notice of appeal to have the ruling reviewed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the interim, Adrian Peterson will be returned to the Commissioner Exempt List pending further proceedings by appeals officer Harold Henderson or a determination by the Eighth Circuit Court.

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‘Path to the Draft’ Returns Tonight at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Airs Monday-Friday at 6:00 PM ET Leading Up to the 2015 NFL Draft

Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Curtis Conway, Brian Baldinger & Charley Casserly Join Host Andrew Siciliano

Mike Mayock Provides Insight & Analysis From the Top Pro Days

One-Hour Show Breaks Down the Top Prospects & Delves Into Team Needs for All 32 NFL Teams

With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, the journey to Chicago and the 2015 NFL Draft continues with the return of NFL Network’s series Path to the Draft.


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2015 NFL Combine: Club Personnel Media Availability

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* Indicates change from original schedule

Wednesday, February 18

10:00 AM        Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager

10:15 AM        Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

10:30 AM        Gary Kubiak, Denver Broncos Head Coach

10:45 AM        Trent Baalke, San Francisco 49ers General Manager

11:00 AM        John Fox, Chicago Bears Head Coach

11:15 AM        Jason Licht, Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager

11:30 AM        Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager

11:45 AM        Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans Head Coach

Noon        Ruston Webster, Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager

12:15 PM        Rex Ryan, Buffalo Bills Head Coach

12:30 PM        Ryan Pace, Chicago Bears General Manager

12:45 PM        Tom Telesco, San Diego Chargers General Manager

1:00 PM        Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins Head Coach

1:15 PM        Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders Head Coach

1:30 PM        Martin Mayhew, Detroit Lions EVP of Football Operations and General Manager

1:45 PM        Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President and General Manager

2:00 PM        Les Snead, St. Louis Rams General Manager

2:15 PM        John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens Head Coach

2:30 PM        Todd Bowles, New York Jets Head Coach

2:45 PM        Mike Maccagnan, New York Jets General Manager

3:00 PM        Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns Head Coach

3:15 PM        Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach

4:00 PM        Dennis Hickey, Miami Dolphins General Manager

4:15 PM        Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach


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NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Conference Call — Transcript & Audio

Provided below are the transcript and audio file of NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine conference call held on Monday, February 16:

Transcript: Mike Mayock 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Conference Call Transcript

Audio File: 

NFL Media Offers Expansive Coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine

Live Coverage of Combine Drills Begins Friday, February 20 at 9:00 AM ET

Coverage of Combine Press Conferences Live at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday & Thursday February 18-19

‘NFL Scouting Combine LIVE’ Streams on NFL.com, NFL Now & NFL Mobile Friday, February 20 – Monday, February 23 at 9:00 AM ET

‘NFL AM’ & ‘NFL Total Access’ Live From Indianapolis

For the 11th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with more than 45 hours of live coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour. Beginning Wednesday, February  18, NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing an up-close look at Heisman Trophy Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the rest of the more than 330 NFL prospects looking to take the next step in their careers.


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Date Added To 2015 NFL Regional Combines Schedule

CHICAGO ADDS SUNDAY WORKOUT

A date has been added to the 2015 NFL Regional Combines schedule, the NFL announced today. The additional date is for position players only and will be on Sunday, March 8 at the Chicago Bears’ Halas Hall at Conway Park. The additional date is a result of the high demand for draft eligible prospects to attend the other regional combine sites and will ensure these prospects have an opportunity to showcase their talent through the regional combines.

NFL Regional Combines, hosted throughout the country, serve as a supplement to the NFL’s National Scouting Combine and provide an opportunity for current draft eligible players to display their skills before veteran NFL talent evaluators.

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Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings In 2015 NFL/Hall Of Fame Game

NFL’S PRESEASON OPENER SET FOR AUGUST 9 IN CANTON

The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League’s 2015 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

The preseason classic is set for Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 PM ET in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The NFL/Hall of Fame Game is televised nationally on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and also broadcast nationally on radio by Westwood One Sports.

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NFL Names Dr. Elizabeth Nabel First Chief Health And Medical Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel has been named the NFL’s first chief health and medical advisor, it was announced today. In this capacity, Dr. Nabel will be the league’s senior medical expert.

Dr. Nabel will continue to serve as president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. A cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher, she formerly served as Director of the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate.

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