NFL CELEBRATES USA FOOTBALL MONTH

The NFL and its 32 teams recognize August as USA Football Month, saluting USA Football as the sport’s leader in coaching education and player development on high school and youth levels.

USA Football Month is celebrated throughout the NFL preseason. USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program, endorsed by experts in medicine, child advocacy and athletes, continues to establish important standards rooted in the best available science. The program is credited for improving how coaches are trained, players are taught, parents are informed and safety is addressed.

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Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers Highlights NFL Network’s Week 2 Live Preseason Schedule

Free Preseason Edition of ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 PM ET

Four Live Week 2 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs – August 21 at 8:00 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles – August 22 at 7:00 PM ET

San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals – August 22 at 10:00 PM ET

Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers – August 23 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 four live games, re-airs of every Week 2 preseason game and a free preseason edition of NFL RedZone.

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NFL Legends Community Newsletter – August 2015

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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 NFL Legends Community are currently living and working.

The August 2015 edition of NFL Legends Community Newsletter 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.

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UPMC Will Host Unprecedented Gathering of Concussion Experts to Share Best Treatments, Practices

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2015 – Nearly 30 leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene at UPMC Oct. 15 and 16 with a unique purpose: to propose standard guidelines on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide.

For the first time in the relatively infant science of concussion, U.S. experts are coming together to discuss what the UPMC organizers call Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others, also have been invited to participate.

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Week 2 Of NFL Preseason Features Six National TV Games

– NFL To Experiment With Eighth Official This Week –

Football is back. All 32 teams have played at least one game. Now it’s on to Week 2 of the preseason with Kickoff Weekend rapidly approaching.

“It felt great to be out on the field competing against an opponent for the first time this year,” says Miami Dolphins quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL, who led an 85-yard drive and threw a touchdown pass in the team’s preseason opener at Chicago last week. “It’s definitely something we can build on and we want to be able to carry that moving forward.”

Six games will be featured on national TV, starting with the Buffalo Bills visiting the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night (8:00 PM ET, ESPN) and concluding with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in primetime on Monday (8:00 PM ET, ESPN).

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NFL, NFLPA Name James Thrash Appeals Officer For On-Field Player Discipline

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced today that JAMES THRASH will serve as an appeals officer for on-field player discipline beginning this season.

Thrash, a former wide receiver for the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles from 1997-2008, will hear player appeals of on-field discipline.

Following his 12-year NFL career, Thrash headed player development for Washington, helping coordinate an internship program for players as well as working with players and their families on financial programs and continuing education initiatives. Thrash then shifted his efforts to serving current and former players as part of the NFL Player Engagement staff, where he worked for three years.

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FORTY-SEVEN 2015 NFL REGIONAL/SUPER REGIONAL COMBINE PARTICIPANTS ON NFL TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS

Seventeen Veteran Combine Participants on Rosters

With all 32 NFL teams in training camp, 47 players who attended an NFL Regional Combine and/or the NFL Super Regional Combine in 2015 currently hold roster positions. NFL clubs signed players from 2015 Regional Combines hosted from February through March, including 25 players who were invited to the Super Regional Combine at the Arizona Cardinals Training Facility in Tempe, AZ on March 21.

The inaugural Veteran Combine was held on March 22 at the Arizona Cardinals Training Facility and 17 players who participated in the Veteran Combine currently hold roster positions.

Twenty-six of the league’s 32 teams (81 percent) have at least one 2015 Regional Combine and/or Super Regional Combine participant on its roster. Six of those teams – ATLANTA (three), GREEN BAY (three), NEW YORK JETS (three), PHILADELPHIA (four), PITTSBURGH (three) and WASHINGTON (three) – retain at least three 2015 Regional/Super Regional Combine alums.

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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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