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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Ted Wells Report

Ted Wells transmitted his report to Commissioner Goodell and the New England Patriots earlier today on the footballs used in the AFC Championship Game on January 18, 2015. Mr. Wells requested that our office make it available to the public at 1 p.m. ET. It is now posted on NFLCommunications.com and NFLMedia.com. Following is a statement by Commissioner Goodell:

STATEMENT OF NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL

I want to express my appreciation to Ted Wells and his colleagues for performing a thorough and independent investigation, the findings and conclusions of which are set forth in today’s comprehensive report.

As with other recent matters involving violations of competitive rules, Troy Vincent and his team will consider what steps to take in light of the report, both with respect to possible disciplinary action and to any changes in protocols that are necessary to avoid future incidents of this type.  At the same time, we will continue our efforts vigorously to protect the integrity of the game and promote fair play at all times.

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NFL Tips Hat to Fans and City of Chicago for Turning Chi-Town into Draft Town

Windy City Draft Makes NFL History

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While the NFL will soon begin exploring plans for next year’s Draft, let’s take a moment to reflect on the 2015 Draft. After all, as the great philosopher and Chicago-area native Ferris Bueller once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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NFL Preseason Dates & Times Announced

The dates and kickoff times of the 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings in Canton, Ohio on Sunday night, August 9.

Televised live at 8:00 PM ET by NBC, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game is the first of eight national preseason telecasts carried by NFL broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC that will feature five 2014 playoff teams.

NFL Network will also provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live game broadcasts in all four weeks of the preseason. NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule will be announced in July.

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NFL Network Presents ‘The Top 100 Players of 2015′

Fifth Season Premieres Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 PM ET

Weekly Series Counting Down Top NFL Players Airs Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET, Followed by ‘The Top 100 Players of 2015 Reactions’ Show at 10:00 PM ET

For the fifth consecutive year, current NFL players have voted to determine the top 100 players in the NFL.

The 11-episode, weekly series The Top 100 Players of 2015 airs Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network, beginning Wednesday, May 6 revealing players ranked No. 100 – 91.

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2015 NFL Draft Final Reports

For Rounds 1-7, click here

For the Alpha report, click here

For the Conference report, click here

For the Position report, click here

For the Recap, click here

For the Team report, click here

For the Trades report, click here

For the Underclassmen report, click here

 

Special Guests To Announce 2015 NFL Draft Day 2 And 3 Picks

Hall of Famers, St. Jude Patient, Service Members and Northwestern Star/Illinois State Senator Napoleon Harris to Participate in Draft Celebrations 

Teams to Announce Rounds 4-7 Picks at Unique Locations Across the Country

The excitement of the 2015 NFL Draft continues on Day 2 and 3 as special guests participate in the Draft celebrations and teams announce Rounds 4-7 picks at various locations selected by clubs.

Thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends community, one representing each team, will be featured for Round 2 presented by Bud Light. Six Pro Football Hall of Fame members will participate including MEL BLOUNT, DICK BUTKUS, WILLIE BROWN, JIM KELLY, CHARLES HALEY and DWIGHT STEPHENSON.

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‘NFL Draft LIVE’ Provides Exclusive Saturday Coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft

‘NFL Draft LIVE’ is Only Place to See Every Single Pick Rounds 4 – 7 Saturday, May 2

Follow Every Pick with NFL.com’s Draft Tracker

Live Coverage on NFL Network at 12 Noon ET

NFL Media provides comprehensive and exclusive options to view Rounds 4 – 7 of the 2015 NFL Draft Saturday, May 2 beginning at 12 Noon ET.

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2015 NFL Draft Round One Notes

SUPER SEMINOLE: Tampa Bay selected QB JAMEIS WINSTON with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, marking the first time a quarterback from Florida State has been chosen first overall.

Winston joins CHRISTIAN PONDER (2011) and E.J. MANUEL (2013) as the only Florida State quarterbacks to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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TOP TWO QBs: Florida State QB JAMEIS WINSTON (No. 1; Tampa Bay) and Oregon QB MARCUS MARIOTA (No. 2; Tennessee) heard their names called with the first two picks of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Since the beginning of the common draft in 1967, quarterbacks have been taken with the first two picks of the same draft six times. Prior to 2015, ANDREW LUCK and ROBERT GRIFFIN III were selected with the top two picks of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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National Football League Drafts Kristin Cavallari and Dick Butkus for Digital Video Series Announcing New Pinterest Boards

Pinterest Boards Showcase Range of NFL Fandom through Diverse Original Content

New York, NY – April 30th 2015 – NFL fans are now on the clock – ready, set, pin!

In celebration of the NFL Draft kicking off tonight in Chicago, the National Football League (NFL) today launched a variety of official Pinterest boards at Pinterest.com/NFL featuring engaging content for fans of all 32 teams.  To support the launch, the NFL has teamed with Kristin Cavallari (TV personality, fashion designer and wife of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler) and Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus for web videos highlighting the new social platforms.

The first video launched today, and the second will launch tomorrow at 11 AM EST. Visit and follow the official NFL Fan Style Facebook page to view these videos.

“I am very excited to help introduce the new NFL Pinterest boards,” said Cavallari. “I will obviously be on the Chicago Bears Style board during the Draft and even have my own Kristin’s Pins board! I think this is a great chance for fans everywhere to really show how they support their teams all year long.”

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