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We’re Back To Football! Full Slate Of Games With All 32 Teams In Action This Week

It’s time to get back to football!

“We’re looking forward to lining up against another team and playing in front of our fans,” says Arizona head coach BRUCE ARIANS, whose team will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

All 32 NFL clubs will be in action this week.

The preseason kicked off on Sunday with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. The other 30 NFL teams will make their season debuts this week.

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NFL Network Gives Exclusive Look at the 2014 Patriots with Bill Belichick & Entire Staff

With Unprecedented Access, NFL Films Conducts Exclusive Interviews with Chairman/CEO Robert Kraft, President Jonathan Kraft, Head Coach Bill Belichick & Entire Patriots Coaching Staff

“DO YOUR JOB: BILL BELICHICK AND THE 2014 PATRIOTS” Premieres Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Network provides an exclusive, inside look at how a championship team is built with Do Your Job: Bill Belichick and the 2014 Patriots Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM ET.

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NFL Media Adds Maurice Jones-Drew, Ike Taylor & Jeffri Chadiha to Talent Roster

Jones-Drew & Taylor Join As Analysts for NFL Now & NFL Network

Chadiha to Report, Write & Contribute on a Variety of NFL Media Shows & Platforms

Former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew, two-time Super Bowl champion Ike Taylor and veteran NFL reporter Jeffri Chadiha have joined NFL Media, it was announced today.

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UW Medicine to Open First-Of-Its-Kind Sports Health and Safety Institute with Major Foundational Gift from National Football League

$2.5 Million Gift to Help Advance Research on Sports- and Recreation-Related Concussions

UW Medicine today announced the launch of the Sports Health and Safety Institute to advance research, education and advocacy for the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions. In addition, the Institute will focus on studying the overwhelming health benefits of sports and how to best make these activities safer and thus healthier. The establishment of the first-of-its-kind institute is made possible by a foundational donation of $2.5 million by the National Football League (NFL).

The conceptualization for the UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute is largely inspired by the personal story of Zackery Lystedt. In 2006, 13-year-old Zackery Lystedt was returned to play after suffering a head injury in a football game. He was later taken off the football field with major head trauma and treated at UW Medicine’s Harborview Medical Center. Zack, his parents, and a large in-state coalition including the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association, business, community and medical groups were instrumental in the creation of the Zackery Lystedt Law, which regulates athletes’ return to play. The NFL advocated for the passage of similar youth sports concussion prevention laws across the country, leading to its adoption in all 50 states.

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Jameis Winston & Marcus Mariota Debuts Highlight NFL Network’s Preseason Week 1 Live Schedule

Free Preseason Editions of ‘NFL RedZone’ Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14 at 7:30 PM ET

Six Live Week 1 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots – August 13 at 7:30 PM ET

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers – August 13 at 10:30 PM ET

Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons – August 14 at 7:00 PM ET

Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks – August 14 at 10:00 PM ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings – August 15 at 8:00 PM ET

Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles – August 16 at 1:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Network remains the go-to destination to do so, with six live games, re-airs of every Week 1 preseason game and two free preseason editions of NFL RedZone.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell & EVP Of NFL Ventures And Business Operations Eric Grubman – Press Conference From Special League Meeting On Los Angeles In Illinois

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell & EVP Of NFL Ventures And Business Operations Eric Grubman

Press Conference From Special League Meeting On Los Angeles In Illinois


Goodell: Good afternoon. You know that today’s session was scheduled to focus entirely on L.A. and the current markets, the three markets that we’ve been focused on. We had a full discussion with the membership for several hours. That was the only issue that was discussed. There were no voting matters today, so we did not take any votes or any show of hands, we simply had a discussion. Our objective coming into it was to make sure that every club understood exactly what was going on with the Los Angeles proposals, as we understand them, what was going on in each of those three markets – Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis. And also to give them a little bit of an understanding of how we’re thinking about the process, the timeline from here, including, particularly getting feedback from the clubs with respect to their views of what information they need to make the right kinds of decisions consistent with our relocation policy. Eric Grubman has been our senior executive in charge of it so I’m going to ask Eric to come up – he’ll talk about some of the key issues, and specific issues that we discussed today and then we’ll take questions – or, I’ll take questions.

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NFL To Return To Chicago For 2016 Draft; League To Develop Process For Future Site Locations

The National Football League will return to Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft slated for April 28-30, Commissioner ROGER GOODELL and Mayor RAHM EMANUEL announced today.

The 2015 NFL Draft was held in Chicago, the first time the event was located outside of New York City in more than 50 years. More than 200,000 fans from across the country participated in the 2015 Draft festivities in Chicago, including the highly popular Draft Town, a free, three-day outdoor interactive fan football festival in Grant Park.

The Draft generated a total economic impact of $81.6 million, according to a Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University study commissioned by the Chicago Sports Commission.  Half of the attendees were from outside Chicago and generated 31,000 hotel nights; Another 5,600 hotel nights came from NFL staff, sponsors and media.

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National Football League and Twitter Announce Multiyear Strategic Partnership

Daily NFL content to be distributed across Twitter from the start of the 2015 NFL season

The National Football League (NFL) and Twitter today announced a new multiyear partnership to deliver uniquely packaged official NFL video and other types of content to fans daily, year-round. Partners since 2013 through the Twitter Amplify program, NFL and Twitter will offer brands the opportunity to present official NFL content created specifically for the Twitter platform, on PCs, tablets, and mobile devices. The partnership breaks new ground in creative programming, improved video delivery, and brand integration with NFL content on Twitter.

Twitter users will have access to significantly more official NFL content than in the past, including in-game highlights from pre-season through Super Bowl 50, as well as unique programming like breaking news and analysis, best plays, custom game recaps, fun infographics, behind-the-scenes content, and relevant archival video. Furthermore, the NFL and Twitter will continue to collaborate on new discovery features and user experiences to broaden access of NFL content to millions of fans.

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“2015 NFL Kickoff Presented By Hyundai” To Celebrate Start Of The NFL Season And New England Patriots’ Super Bowl Championship Thursday, September 10

Nationwide Kickoff To Super Bowl 50 Celebration

Ellie Goulding And Train To Perform Live In San Francisco

NBC’s Football Night In America Kicks Off Season At Gillette Stadium

NBC/NFL Network Special on Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET

Precedes NFL Kickoff Game:

The NFL kicks off both its 96th season and the season-long celebration of Super Bowl 50 with “2015 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI” – 7:30 PM ET Thursday, September 10, it was announced Sunday night during NBC’s national broadcast of the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game. Festivities will take place in both New England, home of the Super Bowl XLIX champion Patriots, and the San Francisco Bay Area, host of Super Bowl 50.

Celebrations will begin in San Francisco with a free concert featuring multi-platinum singer-songwriter ELLIE GOULDING and San Francisco’s own Grammy Award-winning band TRAIN live at Justin Herman Plaza across from the historic Ferry Building. The musical performances and activations in San Francisco are part of the year-long On The Fifty campaign dedicated to celebrating the Super Bowl and commemorating Super Bowl 50.

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NFL Network’s 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Coverage

‘Hall of Fame Saturday’ – Saturday, August 8 at 4:00 PM ET

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony – Saturday at 7:00 PM ET

Rich Eisen, Hall of Famers Michael Irvin & Marshall Faulk, and NFL Media’s Michael Silver & Steve Wyche Anchor Coverage From Canton

NFL Network provides seven hours of live Pro Football Hall of Fame coverage Saturday, August 8 from Canton, Ohio.

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