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  • League Slots Season Opener for Sept. 5

    2 years, 8 months ago

    The NFL season will officially begin on a Wednesday. Yes, a Wednesday. As not to interfere with President Barack Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, which is a Thursday, the league decided to move the season kickoff to the day before — Wednesday, Sept. 5. The NFL Kickoff 2012 will feature [...]

  • NFL Opens Up Combine To Small Group of Fans

    2 years, 9 months ago

    If you’ve always dreamed of attending the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, well, here’s your first chance. The NFL is opening up the Combine to 250 rabid, diehard football fans who know how to make a big deal out of .02 seconds and can sustain an argument about the difference between one extra rep at [...]

  • Mayock Explains The Combine in New Feature

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine will kick off this week as the country’s top prospects descend on Indianapolis to try to improve their draft status. During the Combine, players will be put through rigorous testing, both physically and mentally. Along with the fan favorites, like the 40-yard dash and the bench press, players will do [...]

  • Hawley Records His First Hole-in-One

    2 years, 9 months ago

    Players spend the offseason doing various things. With training camp, the season and the postseason being a very, very long marathon — and one that wears down their bodies — players do all they can to unwind during their time away from the field. Center Joe Hawley just happens to be doing that really well. [...]

  • Data Shows Concussions Decreased in 2011

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The kickoff rule instituted during the 2011 season was a polarizing one. Moving kickoffs 5 yards forward would certainly mean more touchbacks, but as far as the league was concerned, the idea was to lessen the number of injuries — specifically, concussions. With the data from the season rolling in, the Chicago Tribune reports that [...]

  • Mayock Updates Pre-Combine Position Rankings

    2 years, 9 months ago

    NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock has no doubt been hard at work with the draft quickly approaching and the Combine getting underway next week. This week, Mayock updated his latest positional rankings as college prospects head to Indianapolis for the biggest job interview they’ll ever have. Here are some of Mayock’s positional rankings that [...]

  • Pro Days Set

    2 years, 9 months ago

    Along with the Pro Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, players preparing for the 2012 NFL Draft in April will have the chance to participate in their college’s Pro Days. While Pro Days aren’t necessarily as involved as what players will go through at the Combine, they can certainly help improve a player’s stock. Below is a [...]

  • Combine Invitee List Released

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The Combine is just a few weeks away, kicking off Feb. 22 in Indianapolis, and the NFL has released the list of invitees. That list is far too long to duplicate here, so I’ll have to send you to NFL.com to access it. For those who don’t know, players are put through a series of [...]

  • Could Pro Bowl Be on the Way Out?

    2 years, 9 months ago

    After last week’s abysmal 2012 Pro Bowl that saw the mascots give more effort than the players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is toying with the idea of scrapping the NFL’s all-star game altogether. During an interview with Mike and Mike in the Morning, Goodell said he and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith have discussed the possibility [...]

  • NFL Network Expands Primetime Coverage

    2 years, 9 months ago

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today at his Super Bowl news conference that the NFL Network will be expanding its primetime coverage of “Thursday Night Football” to 13 games in 2012. Previously, NFL Network aired eight “Thursday Night Football” games. The change means that every team in the league will have at least one game [...]

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