2015 NFL Schedule Announced

Available on NFL.com and NFL Mobile from Verizon

The NFL announced today its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2015, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 10 in New England and concludes on Sunday, January 3 with 16 division games.

The season begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game. The opener on September 10 on NBC (8:30 PM ET) will spotlight the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium.

Week 1 is a CBS national weekend with the key doubleheader game on Sunday, September 13 (4:25 PM ET) featuring the Baltimore Ravens at the Denver Broncos.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football gets underway on September 13 when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants (8:30 PM ET).

Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 14 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Atlanta Falcons will host the Philadelphia Eagles (7:10 PM ET) in the first game followed by the Minnesota Vikings at the San Francisco 49ers (10:20 PM ET).

ESPN will televise one game each Monday night in Weeks 2-16. There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season weekend (Week 17) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

A select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today, including the Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (4:25 PM ET, CBS) in Week 3 and the Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 PM ET, CBS) on Thanksgiving Day. Other “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

The regular season will conclude with Week 17 on Sunday, January 3. For the sixth consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled for Week 17 are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications.

The Pro Bowl will return to Hawaii on Sunday, January 31 (ESPN) and be played at Aloha Stadium. The season concludes the following week on Sunday, February 7 with Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium (CBS), capping a year-long celebration of the Super Bowl.

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2015 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced

Slate of 16 Regular-Season Games Features 13 Division Rivalries;
Kicks Off with Denver vs. Kansas City on September 17

 CBS and NFL Network Partner for Second Season Broadcasting Thursday Night Football

The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2015 NFL season.  This season marks the second year CBS Sports and NFL Network are partnering to broadcast Thursday Night Football, a slate of 16 regular-season games kicking off September 17 with Denver at Kansas City.

This year’s schedule again showcases marquee match-ups with 13 of the 16 games featuring Division rivalries.

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Phillip Phillips To Make Draft Town Home By Headlining Free Fan Concert May 2

Chicago’s Own JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound to Perform

 Newcomer Marc Scibilia to Open the Show

American Idol winner and platinum-selling songwriter PHILLIP PHILLIPS will perform live in Draft Town on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. CT, the NFL announced today. The free concert is the culmination of a three-day Draft celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets are not required.

The 23-year-old singer/guitarist, Phillips, will close out the week-long fan festivities. Phillips’ debut single “Home” marked the biggest opening sales week for an American Idol winner and his 2013 album, The World from the Side of the Moon, made its debut at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200.

“The combination of passionate football fans, a unique venue and live music in the heart of Chicago will be an unforgettable way to close out the week-long Draft celebrations,” said Phillips. “Enhancing the NFL Draft experience for fans and showcasing the remarkable city is going to be an incredible experience.”

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2015 NFL Schedule Announced Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL.com & NFL Mobile from Verizon

NFL Network’s Three-Hour ‘NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘15’ Show Breaks Down 2015 NFL Schedule

NFL.com Will Provide Complete Team-by-Team and Weekly Schedules of All 256 Regular-Season Games

The 2015 NFL schedule will be released on NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon on Tuesday, April 21.

NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ’15 on Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 PM ET, a three-hour special hosted by Rich Eisen and featuring analysts Steve Mariucci and Michael Silver that breaks down the entire 2015 NFL regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games, including the 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS and NFL Network.

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NFL Legends Community Newsletter – April 2015

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 April 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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Adrian Peterson Reinstated

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was advised today that effective tomorrow he is reinstated as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings.

In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.

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22 CURRENT & FORMER NFL PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NFL BOOT CAMP: FRANCHISING APRIL 17-20 AT ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT UNIV. OF MICHIGAN

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to serve as keynote speaker

Twenty-two current and former NFL players – including 2015 Pro Bowlers QB Drew Brees (Saints) and WR Devin Hester (Falcons) – will take part in the NFL Boot Camp: Franchising, which begins tomorrow and continues through April 20. The event will take place at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, named for Miami Dolphins Owner STEPHEN M. ROSS. Three players will also attend with their significant others as part of Player Engagement’s Women’s Engagement Initiative, designed to engage spouses and significant others in the professional development and career transition process.

Over the four days, participants will hear firsthand from franchisees, franchise owners, professors and former players, as well as executives at the International Franchise Association (IFA). Mr. Ross, the chairman, and founder of Related Companies, an international real estate firm, will open the program as the keynote speaker. In addition, former NFL players with franchise ownership experience, including Tim Biakabatuka, owner of four Bojangles’ locations, ANGELO CROWELL, owner of five Jersey Mike’s Subs locations, and Van Jakes, owner of three McDonalds locations, will take part in panel discussions.

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28 Top Prospects To Attend NFL Draft

Twenty-eight top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night, are confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NFL announced today.

The NFL Draft, which had been held in New York since 1965, returns to Chicago for the first time since 1964. Chicago served as the location for the NFL Draft in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, and 1962-64.

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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: