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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32 NFL PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM APRIL 6-9

Four-Day Program at the Wharton School’s San Francisco Campus Includes Business Pitch Competition

Thirty-two current and former NFL players including Carolina Panthers DT DWAN EDWARDS, Indianapolis Colts TE COBY FLEENER and Cleveland Browns WR BRIAN HARTLINE -– will take part in the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program (BM&E) April 6-9 at the San Francisco campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This is one of several training programs that NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players as part of its NFL NEXT platform.

Participants will hear from Wharton faculty and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. The program will kick off with presentations from four NFL veterans who applied learnings from past BM&E programs including former NFL player and CEO and founder of Integrate JEREMY BLOOM, as well as Pro Football Hall of Fame member RONNIE LOTT, and RYAN NECE. Participants will also make site visits to Facebook, Google, and Luxe to supplement the learning experience.

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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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NFL Media Scores 18 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

New Unscripted Reality Series ‘Undrafted’ Receives Emmy Nomination in First Year

Rich Eisen Earns Fourth Career Emmy Nomination

NFL Films Receives 14 Sports Emmy Award Nominations – Including 4 for ‘Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons’

‘NFL UP!’ & Together We Make Football Receive Nominations

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL RedZone, NFL.com, NFL Mobile and NFL Now – received 18 Sports Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today.

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2015 NFL Draft Order

Attached is the 2015 NFL Draft order for all seven rounds, including compensatory selections. The 2015 NFL Draft will be held on April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

The first round will begin at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 30.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 PM ET.

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Adopted Resolution and Rules Change Proposals

The attached resolution and playing rules proposals were adopted today in voting by NFL clubs.

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Super Bowl Is On The Fifty

SB 50

NFL Unveils Plans To Celebrate Super Bowl 50

The NFL is launching a year-long celebration of the Super Bowl to commemorate Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. The plans were announced today at the NFL Annual Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 2015 season will feature a gold thematic signifying the 50th “golden” Super Bowl that will be visible on the field and throughout the season. The 50-yard line numerals and NFL shield logo at every stadium will be gold. Team logos on sideline apparel will have accents of gold and logos for NFL events, including Draft, Kickoff and the Playoffs, will turn to gold.

The NFL unveiled last year the Super Bowl 50 logos that feature “50,” breaking for one year its unique tradition of using Roman numerals to identify that season’s championship game. To commemorate this, the NFL commissioned Tiffany & Co to handcraft the 50. Each number is cast in bronze, plated in 18kt gold and weighs nearly 33 lbs. The gold 50 will appear alongside the Vince Lombardi Trophy all year and will be presented to the Super Bowl champions at the MVP and head coach press conference the morning following the game.

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