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NFL To Host Community Events Across Chicago Throughout Draft Week

Free events, community activities to reach thousands of Chicagoland residents

The impact of the NFL Draft will extend far beyond the Auditorium Theatre through the NFL’s many community events planned for Draft week throughout Chicago. From hospitals to schools, flag football to family Heads Up Football® clinics, thousands of local children and their families will experience the excitement of Draft through a series of free events.

“Chicago is thrilled to welcome the 2015 NFL Draft to America’s heartland in just a few weeks,” said Chicago Mayor RAHM EMANUEL. “NFL fans from across the country will travel here or tune in as the future of their team is decided in Chicago, and residents will have a number of opportunities to participate in draft activities. This marquee event represents both a tremendous economic opportunity and a wonderful promotional opportunity for Chicago.”

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NFL Network Analysts Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah’s 2015 NFL Draft Conference Call — Transcript & Audio

Provided below are the transcript and audio file of NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah’s 2015 NFL Draft conference call held on Monday, April 13:

Transcript: Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah Conference Call Transcript

Audio: 

2015 Preseason Schedule Announced

The NFL has finalized its 65-game 2015 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally televised preseason games, the league announced today.

The 2015 preseason will kick off on Sunday, August 9 (NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

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NFL Names Peter Griffiths Chief Operating Officer Of NFL International

Peter Griffiths has been named Chief Operating Officer of NFL International, the National Football League announced today

Griffiths will be responsible for NFL offices in China and Mexico, and will also oversee the analysis of growth opportunities in new territories such as Brazil and Germany. He will report to Mark Waller, Executive Vice President of NFL International.

Additionally, Griffiths will oversee the league’s international sponsorship and licensing businesses.

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Nine First-Year NFL Officials – Including Sarah Thomas & Walt Coleman IV – Named To 2015 NFL Officiating Roster

The NFL roster of game officials for the 2015 season will include nine first-year NFL officials, the league announced today.

The nine first-year NFL officials are graduates of the NFL Officiating Development program, which trains top college football officials in all aspects of NFL officiating. They will be on the field at team OTA sessions next month.

SARAH THOMAS will join the NFL as a line judge after officiating in Conference USA since 2007. Thomas is the first female to be assigned full-time to an NFL officiating crew and will be the second female to officiate in a regular-season NFL game. SHANNON EASTIN, an official in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, served as a line judge for the first three games of the 2012 NFL season.

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NFL Offseason Workout Program Dates Announced

Following is the NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar for 2015. Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

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Statements on Cleveland and Atlanta Matters

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Commissioner Roger Goodell Press Conference At Annual Meeting Transcript

COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL PRESS CONFERENCE AT ANNUAL MEETING
3-25-15

RG: Good morning, we had a very productive few days and covered a lot of subjects. The NFL made a lot of improvements this week and I feel very good about what we did.  I’d be happy to take your questions.

With respect to the L.A. situation in 2016 commentary regarding the possibility of the NFL being in L.A. for 2016 can you clarify that? Because from a development perspective, it would seem unrealistic unless you’re going to play in a temporary stadium at that point.

We’re focused on doing this right. If we go back to the Los Angeles market we want to succeed for the long-term and we have a lot to do to get to that place. So we’re not focused on ’16. Obviously, if it did happen in ’16, you’d have to play in a temporary facility. We could not possibly construct a stadium in that timeframe, but right now our focus is on the process, making sure that we’re evaluating the opportunities and their existing markets. We’re also making sure that we understand what it takes to be successful in Los Angeles long-term.

When Adrian Peterson was suspended in November the letter said that he would be eligible for reinstatement no sooner than April 15. He’s now after the federal judge made the decision moved back to the exempt list, not the suspended list, so is April 15 still a relevant date or what is the timeline for his status to change?

Yes, it is. We’re going to continue the evaluation. We’ll have our people, and I will expect to meet with Adrian before we make a final determination on his status. But we expect to keep that timetable.

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Adopted Playing Rules Change Proposals, Resolutions & Bylaws

To view the playing rules proposals, resolutions and bylaws that were adopted by NFL clubs at the annual meeting in Phoenix, click here

‘Caught in the Draft’ Returns to NFL Network Thursday, April 2

NFL Films-Produced Series on Historic NFL Drafts Airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Finale Airs Wednesday, April 29 on Eve of 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago

Examines NFL Drafts From 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2005

Before the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off, the NFL Films-produced series Caught in the Draft returns for a second season, providing a comprehensive look back at five previous drafts: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005.


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