Sixty-Six 2014 NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine Participants on NFL Training Camp Rosters

With all 32 NFL teams in training camp, 66 players who attended an NFL Regional Combine and/or the NFL Super Regional Combine in 2014 currently hold roster positions. NFL clubs signed players from all 14 positional 2014 Regional Combines hosted from February through March, including 30 players who were invited to the Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit from April 12-13.

Twenty nine of the league’s 32 teams (91 percent) have at least one 2014 Regional Combine and/or Super Regional Combine participant on its roster. Eleven of those teams – BUFFALO (four), CAROLINA (three), CLEVELAND (three) DALLAS (six), DETROIT (three), GREEN BAY (three), INDIANAPOLIS (five), MINNESOTA (three), NEW ORLEANS (three), ST. LOUIS (three), and SEATTLE (three) – retain at least three 2014 Regional/Super Regional Combine alums.

There are currently 130 players on NFL rosters with NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine experience – 66 from 2014, 38 from 2013 and 26 from 2012.

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Dannon to be Official Yogurt Sponsor of the NFL

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White Plains, New York, July 30, 2014 – The Dannon Company today announced that beginning in 2015, it will be the Official Yogurt Sponsor of the National Football League. By sponsoring one of America’s most loved professional sports, Dannon is reinforcing its commitment to bring health through food to as many people as possible and encourage Americans to eat yogurt every day.

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NFL Network Presents: ‘The Road To Canton’ On Thursday, July 31

The Specialist: Ray Guy Thursday at 9:00 PM ET

Middle Man: Andre Reed Thursday at 10:00 PM ET

Leading into the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend, NFL Network will televise two, one-hour long features on a pair of Canton’s latest enshrinees.

‘The Road to Canton’ features former Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders punter Ray Guy and former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed starting at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, July 31.

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NFL Update—July 30, 2014

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Cris Carter & Michael Irvin Named 2015 Pro Bowl Alumni Captains

Two Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers – CRIS CARTER and MICHAEL IRVIN – have been selected to serve as alumni captains for the 2015 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today.

Continuing the significantly revised Pro Bowl format that debuted with the 2014 Pro Bowl, Carter and Irvin will have final say over Pro Bowl Draft decisions. Each legend will be assisted in the Draft process by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion, who will earn their spot as part of Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year platform.

“Being voted to the Pro Bowl was always a tremendous honor for me,” says Carter, who now serves as an NFL studio analyst for ESPN. “Last year, players really seemed to be excited about the new rules and the Pro Bowl Draft format. I’m excited to be a part of it this year.”

“Some of my favorite NFL memories were from my Pro Bowl trips,” says Irvin, who currently serves as an analyst for NFL Network. “I can’t wait to see which players get the Pro Bowl nod this season. I’m already thinking about how to build my team.”

Last season, the Pro Bowl was “unconferenced” for the first time, and several key playing rules were changed. Players were selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players and later assigned to Pro Bowl teams via a fantasy football-style draft. Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE and DEION SANDERS served as alumni captains, as Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The 2015 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald’s, will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and televised live on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a week later on Sunday, February 1. The Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will host the Pro Bowl and surrounding activities.

The 2015 Pro Bowl Draft will be held on January 20-21 and broadcast in primetime on NFL Network.

An eight-time Pro Bowl selection and standout wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins, Carter was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Carter, who ranks fourth in NFL history in receptions (1,101) and touchdown catches (130), recorded eight straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons (1993-2000).

A member of the 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, Irvin was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX) during his 12-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin still ranks as the Cowboys’ all-time leader in receiving yards (11,904).

Carter and Irvin were both named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

Watched by 11.4 million viewers in 2014, the Pro Bowl has been the most-watched All-Star game in all of sports the past four years.

Tickets will be available first to Arizona Cardinals season ticket members and annual Pro Bowl season ticket holders. Pro Bowl annual ticket holders in Hawaii will maintain their account status for any future games at Aloha Stadium.

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Officiating Video – 2014 Rule Changes

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

It can be accessed by clicking on the links below or visiting www.nflmedia.com.

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The video reviews the 2014 rule changes and points of emphasis and is shown to all players in training camp.

The video is intended for your use for informational purposes only.  It may not be posted on your website, but if you are interested in tweeting the link to the video from www.nflcommunications.com, feel free to do so.

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USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program Features Former NFL Players as Master Trainers and Ambassadors

NFL legends Ruben Brown, Merril Hoge and Barry Sanders, among others, partner with USA Football

More than 140 former NFL players will serve as Master Trainers and Ambassadors to teach and reinforce USA Football’s Heads Up Football program to youth leagues and high schools nationwide during the 2014 season.

Approximately 5,500 youth football leagues representing nearly 1 million players in addition to more than 750 high schools have registered for Heads Up Football for better and safer play this season. The program has been endorsed by leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics.

Of USA Football’s 78 Master Trainers, 17 played in the NFL, bringing knowledge and insight gained from competing at the sport’s highest level. Master Trainers lead full-day instructional sessions for high school and youth programs nationwide, teaching Heads Up Football’s curriculum to high school- and youth league-appointed Player Safety Coaches.

In addition, 127 former NFL players will serve as Heads Up Football Ambassadors, visiting practices and games of teams that participate within the program. Ambassadors strengthen awareness and reinforce Heads Up Football’s messages and standards.

“USA Football establishes important standards rooted in education, which is so important for young players,” said Master Trainer RUBEN BROWN, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection at guard for the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears (1995-2007). “I’m a father – nothing is more important to me than the health of our kids. Heads Up Football is changing for the better how coaches are prepared, players are taught and safety is addressed, and it’s exciting to see so many other former players share this commitment.”

Heads Up Football encompasses USA Football’s accredited Level 1 Coach Certification Course, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response, medical expert-approved heat and hydration protocols, equipment fitting instruction and Heads Up Tackling techniques for safer play.

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NFL Network’s ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ – Wednesday, July 30

Live Coverage of 49ers and Buccaneers Practices

Marshall Faulk with 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick & HC Jim Harbaugh

Michael Irvin with Bears WR Brandon Marshall & WR Alshon Jeffery

 Brian Billick with Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan

Terrell Davis at Broncos Training Camp

 ‘NFL Total Access’ & ‘Training Camp Primetime’ Wrap Up Coverage

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live continues Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM ET, providing live coverage of San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practices.

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Football Is Back! Seven Inducted in Canton, Giants Take on Bills in NFL/Hall of Fame Game

GAME FEATURES NEW INSTANT REPLAY RULES & EXTRA POINT EXPERIMENT

It will be a celebration of both the past and present.

That’s the agenda this weekend in Canton, Ohio, birthplace of the NFL.

First, the past is saluted with the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET (NFL Network and ESPN). History will be at the forefront as the Hall of Fame class of 2014 is inducted, sporting their new gold Hall jackets in front of returning Hall of Famers and thousands of fans.

“This is a wonderfully spectacular tradition, one of the greatest in all of sports,” says Hall of Fame president DAVID BAKER. “Nowhere can fans see so many of the greatest heroes of the game in one place at one time. There’s no better way to kick off the NFL’s 95th season.”

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NFL Network’s ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ — Tuesday, July 29

Kurt Warner & Amber Theoharis Report with Live Coverage at Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

 Willie McGinest & Molly Qerim at Houston Texans Training Camp

 Desmond Purnell at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

 ‘NFL Total Access’ & ‘Training Camp Primetime’ Wrap Up Coverage

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live continues Tuesday, July 29 with live footage of Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals practices.

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