Cameron Jordan, Byron Maxwell and Delanie Walker to Participate in NFL-USO Tour to Southwest Asia

Mar 31, 2017




New Orleans Saints defensive end CAMERON JORDAN, Miami Dolphins cornerback BYRON MAXWELL and Tennessee Titans tight end DELANIE WALKER will embark on a week-long NFL-USO tour to Southwest Asia to visit U.S. troops and their families at military bases, the NFL announced today. These NFL ambassadors were selected to participate in the tour for their excellence on and off the field and charitable endeavors.

An extension of Salute to Service, the League’s year-long military appreciation campaign, this year’s NFL-USO tour will feature an array of base activities from military-themed athletic competitions and unit visits to one-on-one meetings with base leadership at four locations in three countries. The players will also spend quality time with service members and their families, as well as pass out two sports-themed USO2GO kits designed to help service members in remote locations relax and recharge.

“The NFL is pleased to work with the USO on another goodwill tour and provide players with the chance to engage with service men and women. These brave individuals in uniform, who fight for our safety every day, are true heroes and represent the spirit for which our country stands,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility ANNA ISAACSON. “The players participating in this tour are profoundly appreciative of military members and now have the chance to say ‘thank you’ in person.”

For over 50 years, the NFL and USO have worked together to support the military and connect service members to family, home and country. In 1966, the NFL teamed with the USO and became the first sports organization to send players on a tour to Vietnam and other parts of the Far East. Since then, more than 250 NFL players, coaches and executives, including TERRY BRADSHAW, BILL COWHER, FRANCO HARRIS, LARRY FITZGERALD, LYNN SWANN and J.J. WATT, have visited troops on NFL-USO tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Kuwait and Somalia. In 2008 Commissioner ROGER GOODELL became the first sports commissioner to visit the troops overseas as part of a USO tour when he visited Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The USO cannot say enough about the incredible support and generosity of the NFL over the last 51 years,” said USO CEO and President J.D. CROUCH. “Their ongoing commitment as a Force Behind the Forces plays a major role in helping the USO fulfill its mission of strengthening our service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. We are proud to work with the NFL on yet another entertainment tour, and look forward to bringing smiles and a piece of home to the many service members stationed in Southwest Asia.”

In addition to overseas morale-building visits, the NFL has supported several different USO projects through Salute to Service, and earlier this year, announced a $5M commitment to the USO over the next three years to support the expansion and refurbishment of USO centers and programming.

Below is information on players participating in this year’s NFL-USO tour. For more information on the USO please visit

CAMERON JORDAN (New Orleans Saints)

Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line in his fifth NFL season, recording 61 tackles (40 solo), 10 sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries and was selected to his second career Pro Bowl. His 10 sacks tied for 15th in the NFL. It marked the second time in his career that he’s posted at least 10 takedowns, making him just the ninth Saint with multiple double-digit sack seasons. Jordan also tied for ninth in the league in defensive fumble recoveries. An explosive and physical defensive end, the former University of California standout possesses the combination of size, speed and strength to play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Jordan has appeared in 80 games with 79 starts, posting career totals of 327 stops (188 solo), 39 quarterback takedowns, 25 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.

The son of a long-time NFL veteran, Jordan learned very early the importance of giving back. Jordan frequently spreads positive messages about the importance of literacy and character development to students in both elementary and high school throughout the school year, as well as during the Saints/United Way Annual Community Patrol Summer Camps. He is the designated LIVE UNITED player representing the Saints and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.  As the key spokesman of the Saints/Copeland’s Kids Club, he hosts a football skills camp every year for all members and helps to promote the NFL’s PLAY 60 message through various initiatives, but most often, via team-sponsored Junior Training Camps and Playworks Louisiana visits.

Jordan also has a special place in his heart for all events related to uplifting the New Orleans community and practicing goodwill during the holiday season by participating in team turkey giveaways and Christmas gift giveaways. Year-round, he never hesitates to volunteer for any hospital visit, military initiative, or health-related initiatives such as Breast Cancer awareness visits.

BYRON MAXWELL (Miami Dolphins)

Byron Maxwell was acquired by the Dolphins in a trade from Philadelphia in March 2016 and was originally drafted by the Seahawks in 2011. In 2016 he started 13 games and recorded 53 tackles (43 solo), two interceptions, 15 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. He was second in the NFL among defensive backs with four forced fumbles and tied for 13th in the league with 15 passes defensed. His 15 passes defensed this season are the most by a Dolphins player since 2008 (Andre Goodman).

A native of North Charleston, S.C., Maxwell dedicates a significant amount of time and resources to his community through Maxwell’s Way, a foundation serving area residents. The foundation’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. Maxwell is committed to enhancing the lives of youth and providing them with chances at upward mobility by partnering with organizations and institutions of learning. In addition to actively serving his hometown, Maxwell is a pillar of the Miami community, regularly partaking in Dolphins community events. This past Thanksgiving, he and fellow teammates teamed with Publix to host students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach countries to shop for Thanksgiving meals. Additionally, Maxwell joined teammates and Dolphins executives in the seventh edition of Dolphins Cancer Challenge, a fundraiser including 4,000 cancer fighters who joined together to tackle cancer. This year’s event featured the largest turnout of participants in its history and raised funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

DELANIE WALKER (Tennessee Titans)

The Titans targeted Delanie Walker early in the 2013 free agency period to bring physicality, versatility and leadership to the offense. He has delivered that and more, becoming one of the NFL’s top play-making tight ends. The tight end brings a unique element to the offense and poses match-up problems for defenses with his ability to line up in the backfield, on the line, in the slot and as a wideout. The 6-foot-2-inch, 248-pounder spent the first seven years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers after being selected in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. His first three seasons in Tennessee arguably resulted in the best three-year stretch in franchise history by a player at his position. During that time, his 217 receptions and 2,549 receiving yards (to go with 16 touchdowns) set a franchise high for a tight end in any consecutive three-year period, and his reception and yardage totals ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the NFL in that timespan. In 2015, he set the single-season franchise records among tight ends with 94 receptions and 1,088 receiving yards, leading to his first career Pro Bowl invitation.

Walker was named the Tennessee Titans Community Man of the Year in 2013 and 2015, due in large part to his tireless work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He teamed with MADD to help raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving after losing his aunt and uncle in a horrific accident near New Orleans after Super Bowl XLVII. The morning after San Francisco’s loss to Baltimore at the Superdome, an alleged drunk driver killed Alice and Bryan Young only hours after Walker hugged Alice and Bryan at the team’s postgame party. In addition to his work with MADD, Walker is an ambassador with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. During the 2016 offseason, Walker spearheaded a benefit dinner and auction for his foundation called “Carving It Up with Delanie Walker.” He also launched “Delanie Walker’s Imagination Station” at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School in collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs to provide a new fully-furnished reading room for students.

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Approved 2017 Playing Rules Proposals

Mar 28, 2017

Approved 2017 Playing Rules Proposals

2a. By Philadelphia; Prohibits the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays. (Final language will be available on

  1. By Competition Committee; Makes permanent the rule that disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.
  2. By Competition Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line for one year only.
  3. By Competition Committee; Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.
  4. By Competition Committee; Makes crackback blocks prohibited by a backfield player who is in motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle when the ball is snapped.
  5. By Competition Committee; Replaces the sideline replay monitor with a hand-held device and authorizes designated members of the Officiating department to make the final decision on replay reviews.
  6. By Competition Committee; Makes it Unsportsmanlike Conduct to commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the game clock.
  7. By Competition Committee; Makes actions to conserve time illegal after the two-minute warning of either half.


Approved 2017 Bylaw Proposals

  1. By Competition Committee; Liberalizes rules for timing, testing, and administering physical examinations to draft-eligible players at a club’s facility for one year only.
  2. By Competition Committee; Changes the procedures for returning a player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness to the Active List to be similar to those for returning a player that was Designated for Return.
  3. By Competition Committee; The League office will transmit a Personnel Notice to clubs on Sundays during training camp and preseason.

Approved 2017 Resolution Proposal

G-4.     By Competition Committee: Permits a contract or non-contract non-football employee to interview with and be hired by another club during the playing season, provided the employer club has consented.

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Mar 27, 2017


Commissioner Goodell Appoints Esteemed Neurosurgeon

to Advance NFL’s Health and Safety Efforts


NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL today named DR. ALLEN SILLS as the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York.


Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center.


Dr. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will strengthen the NFL’s ongoing efforts to advance the health and safety of the sport. He will work closely with team medical staffs across the league, the NFL Players Association and its advisors and the many medical and scientific experts who comprise the NFL’s medical committees and guide the NFL’s health and research efforts.


“There is no higher priority for the NFL than player health and safety and we continually seek to raise our standards and then surpass them,” said Commissioner Goodell. “We sought a highly-credentialed physician and leader with experience as a clinician and researcher, and Dr. Sills’ extensive experience caring for athletes makes him the right choice for this important position.”


“We conducted an intensive international search which included many leading experts in sports medicine,” said Dr. John York, Co-chairman, San Francisco 49ers and Chairman of the NFL Owners’ Health and Safety Advisory Committee.  “Dr. Sills stood out among the highly credentialed and qualified applicants.”


The appointment follows a rigorous search conducted by a premier panel of health and medical experts led by DR. BETSY NABEL, Chief Health and Medical Advisor to the NFL and President of Brigham Health, and including DR. ROB HEYER, President of the NFL Physicians Society and Team Internist for the Carolina Panthers, RONNIE BARNES, Senior Vice President, Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants, DR. ROBERT CANTU, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, and PETER FOSS, GE Healthcare.


The panel worked closely with DR. JOHN YORK, and JEFF MILLER, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. The NFL consulted with the NFL Players Association, including interviewing the final candidates. Dr. Sills will be reporting to Miller.


“I have been impressed by the talent and experience of the candidates I have met during this process,” said Dr. Betsy Nabel. “Dr. Sills has years of experience on the frontlines of both research and patient care, and I am confident that Dr. Sills will use this platform to continue his work to improve sports health and safety in the NFL and for all athletes.”


“Hiring Dr. Sills is a touchdown for the NFL,” said Dr. Robert Cantu. “He is an international leader for his work on concussions in sports. I look forward to working with him to further advance the NFL’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of sports.”


Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Sills has worked with numerous professional and collegiate sports programs. In addition to providing care for players on NFL sidelines as an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant, he has served as a neurological consultant to the NCAA and the International Equestrian Foundation (FEI). He has also worked as consulting neurosurgeon for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the US Equestrian Foundation and all Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Mississippi State University athletic teams.


“Allen Sills is an exceptional leader who will bring the perspective of a practicing neurosurgeon to this important position,” said Dr. Reid Thompson, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “He is an avid athlete and gifted surgeon with a passion for the care of elite athletes. With a combination of energy, vision and absolute integrity he is an inspired choice to become the first Chief Medical Officer of the NFL.”


Dr. Sills is an active researcher who has published more than 150 scientific articles and presentations including more than 40 in the last five years on the topic of sports concussion. Heis a member of the Concussion in Sport Group, which publishes international standards regarding concussion in sport. Dr. Sills is also a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and currently serves as Section Editor for Sports and Rehabilitation for the journal Neurosurgery.


Previously, Dr. Sills has served as Founder and Executive Director, Memphis Regional Brain Tumor Center; Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis; Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and the Semmes-Murphey Clinic; and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Dr. Sills graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in engineering and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he also completed his internship in General Surgery, his residency training in Neurological Surgery and an NIH-funded Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.


Dr. Sills and his wife Shawne live in Tennessee and have four children. He serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee and has served as a youth baseball coach for more than 20 years.

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Mar 7, 2017





Registration is now open for the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia from April 27 to April 29, the NFL announced today. Fans may sign-up at or download the NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass app to participate in the free NFL Draft Experience presented by Dannon Oikos Triple Zero, the largest fan festival created by the league, spanning the size of 25 football fields.


At the NFL Draft Experience, fans can partake in interactive activities, such as a 100-yard zip line, the Vertical Jump and the 40-Yard Dash, immersive games and virtual reality experiences, player autograph sessions, and more. Additional information, including a list of events, is available at


The NFL is providing fans with more opportunities than ever before to see the event by constructing an open-air theater on the steps of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time, fans will be able to view all three days of the NFL Draft in an outdoor environment, as well as participate in free attractions as part of the NFL Draft Experience.


By registering for Fan Mobile Pass, fans will also be eligible to win a free ticket for themselves and a guest to access seating inside the NFL Draft Theater. Fans without seated tickets can still watch team selections due to the unique outdoor nature of this year’s event.


Fans attending the NFL Draft Experience will also have the chance to receive standby tickets to the theater, as seats become available, by checking-in at the event through the Fan Mobile Pass app on Thursday for Round 1, Friday for Rounds 2-3, and Saturday for Rounds 4-7.


The NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 27 – 8:00 PM ET
  • Friday, April 28 – 7:00 PM ET
  • Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 PM ET


Important Dates for Fans:


  • March 6: Fans may now sign-up for Fan Mobile Pass at By registering, fans will have access to the NFL Draft Experience, as well as the chance to win a free ticket for themselves and a guest to access seating inside the NFL Draft Theater.


  • March 19: Until Sunday, March 19 at 11:59 PM ET, fans may register for Fan Mobile Pass to be eligible for free seated tickets inside the NFL Draft Theater.After March 19, registration remains open for the NFL Draft Experience, which also makes fans eligible for standby theater tickets as seats become available.


  • March 22: Fans randomly selected for seated tickets will receive an e-mail on or around March 22 notifying them of the date (one of three days) and instructions for confirming attendance.


  • April 27 to April 29: The free NFL Draft Experience football festival opens for fans of all ages and teams. Fans in attendance will be able to view all three days of the Draft in an outdoor environment and have the chance to receive stand-by tickets to be seated inside the NFL Draft Theater.
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LA Galaxy, AEG y Los Angeles Chargers anuncian mejoras al StubHub Center

Mar 3, 2017

LA Galaxy, AEG y Los Angeles Chargers anuncian mejoras al StubHub Center

Galaxy y AEG han invertido más de $35 millones en el estadio desde el 2013; StubHub Center contará con varias actualizaciones a las instalaciones, incluyendo una pantalla LED en la cabecera sur del estadio, tableros de patrocinio LED, palcos renovados, renovaciones de vestidores y asientos preferentes actualizados


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Viernes, 3 de febrero, 2017) –LA Galaxy, AEG y Los Angeles Chargers anunciaron hoy varias inversiones para mejorar las instalaciones y la experiencia de los aficionados en el StubHub Center previo a los inicios de la temporada 2017 de Major League Soccer (MLS) y la temporada 2017 de National Football League (NFL). Destacando las mejoras multifacéticas al StubHub Center, sumando ya más de $35 millones de dólares desde el 2013, incluyen una pantalla de video de 20-pies por 52-pies en la cabecera del sur del estadio, renovaciones de palcos en el estadio, renovaciones de vestidores, actualización de los asientos en la zona preferente, y tableros de patrocinio de primer nivel, entre otras. Construcción en el StubHub Center ya ha empezado y no afectará los partidos del LA Galaxy.


“Un elemento clave de nuestra filosofía es continuamente re-invertir en nuestras propiedades en todo el mundo para mejorar la experiencia de los aficionados en nuestras instalaciones. Estas mejoras adicionales establecerán al StubHub Center como la mejor sede y la más versátil y avanzada en Norteamérica”, dijo Dan Beckerman, Presidente y CEO de AEG. “AEG y el LA Galaxy han trabajado estrechamente para mejorar la experiencia y el ambiente en el StubHub Center, implementando mejoras multifacéticas. Esta inversión beneficiará en gran medida a nuestros aficionados, atletas y socios”.


Como parte de las mejores a la experiencia de aficionados del StubHub Center, una pantalla LED de video con medidas de 20 pies por 52 pies y 1040 pies cuadrados será construida en la cabecera sur del estadio para complementar la pantalla gigante de GalaxyTV ubicada en la cabecera norte. Adicionalmente, se renovarán los asientos en la zona preferente en las secciones 110-112, ubicadas a media cancha, y renovaciones adicionales a los palcos del StubHub Center.  En las secciones de la tribuna alta del StubHub Center, nuevos asientos que se inclinan hacia arriba serán instaladas para reemplazar las gradas. Tableros de patrocinio LED de primer nivel también serán instalados alrededor del StubHub Center


A principios de este mes, el LA Galaxy y StubHub Center anunciaron una asociación con Long Beach Transit que mejorará el transporte al estadio ofreciendo un servicio de transporte gratuito llamado Galaxy Express hacia y desde StubHub Center desde dos centros de tránsito locales los días de partido del LA Galaxy.


El Galaxy Express operará cada 10 minutos comenzando 90 minutos antes del inicio del partido y permanecerá en servicio hasta el minuto 15 del partido. El autobús después operará por 45 minutos después de que finalice el partido. Galaxy Express recogerá a los aficionados de fútbol en la Harbor Gateway Transit Center y en Del Amo Station de la Metro Blue Line y los llevará al StubHub Center. El estacionamiento en ambas estaciones es gratuito.


El año pasado, StubHub Center se convirtió en el primer estadio de fútbol de la MLS en iluminar el campo de juego utilizando luces LED. Las nuevas y mejoradas luces utilizan más de un 60 por ciento menos de energía que la iluminación anterior y ofrecen una mejor vista para los aficionados en el estadio y por medio de la trasmisión televisiva.


Desde el 2013, el LA Galaxy ha invertido más de $ 35 millones de dólares en el StubHub Center, incluyendo la instalación de la pantalla de vídeo LED, la adición del Club Premium todo incluido Jim Beam Champions Lounge y actualizaciones al American Express Stadium Club. El LA Galaxy ha creado nuevos vestuarios para el LA Galaxy, Galaxy II y equipos de la Academia del LA Galaxy en el StubHub Center, convirtiéndolo en el único club en los Estados Unidos que ofrece el uso de la misma ubicación e instalaciones para jugadores desde la academia hasta los jugadores del primer equipo.


StubHub Center, el primer estadio de fútbol e instalaciones de entrenamiento de la MLS, ha servido como sede de algunos de los mayores partidos de fútbol en la zona desde su apertura en el 2003, incluyendo las Copas MLS en 2011, 2012 y 2014, todas ganadas por el Galaxy.



  • AEG, LA Galaxy y Los Angeles Chargers invirtieron en el StubHub Center antes del inicio de la temporada 2017 de la MLS y de la temporada 2017 de la NFL
  • AEG y LA Galaxy han invertido más de $35M en el StubHub Center desde 2013
  • Una nueva pantalla de video LED de 20-pies por 52-pies y 1,040 pies cuadrados en la cabecera sur del estadio que complementará con GalaxyTV, la pantalla gigante más grande de la MLS
  • Actualizaciones de palcos en el StubHub Center
  • Tableros de patrocinio LED de primer nivel alrededor del StubHub Center
  • Actualizaciones a los asientos de la zona preferente en las secciones 110-112
  • Asientos que se inclinan hacia arriba en la sección de la tribuna alta que remplazarán las gradas


Administrado por AEG Facilities, la instalación con financiación privada fue desarrollada por AEG en un sitio de 125 acres en las instalaciones de California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) en Carson, California. StubHub Center también cuenta con un estadio de tenis para 8,000 personas, una instalación de atletismo con 2,000 asientos con pista de atletismo y un velódromo bajo techo que cuenta con 2,450 asientos – el VELO Sports Center – de ciclismo en pista. StubHub Center es también el hogar del centro de alto rendimiento de la United States Tennis Association (USTA), la sede principal de entrenamiento de la U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) y de EXOS, un centro internacional de formación para los deportistas de élite y atletas profesionales.


En enero, fue anunciado que StubHub Center servirá como la casa temporal de los Chargers, quienes se han trasladado a Los Ángeles, para la temporada 2017 de la NFL.


LA Galaxy abrirá la temporada regular 2017 de la MLS con un partido en el StubHub Center el sábado, 4 de marzo a la 1 p.m. PT ante FC Dallas. Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la campaña 2017 ya están a la venta. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar el sitio web para asegurar sus paquetes de boletos de la temporada 2017 del LA Galaxy.

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Mar 3, 2017


Franchise player designations were announced today for the 2017 NFL free agency signing period, which begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 9.

A club can designate one “franchise” player or one “transition” player among its veteran free agents.

The salary offer by a player’s club determines whether the franchise player designation is exclusive or non-exclusive.

An “exclusive” franchise player – not free to sign with another club – is offered the greater of (i) the average of the top five salaries at the player’s position for the current year as of the end of the restricted free agent signing period on April 21; or (ii) the amount of the required tender for a “non-exclusive” franchise player, as explained below.

Article 10, Section 2(a)(i) of the CBA sets forth the methodology, known as the “Cap Percentage Average,” for calculating the required tender for such a player:

The Nonexclusive Franchise Tender shall be a one year NFL Player Contract for (A) the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position . . . at which the Franchise Player participated in the most plays during the prior League Year, which average shall be calculated by: (1) summing the amounts of the Franchise Tags for players at that position for the five preceding League Years; (2) dividing the resulting amount by the sum of the Salary Caps for the five preceding League Years . . . ; and (3) multiplying the resulting percentage by the Salary Cap for the upcoming League Year . . . (the “Cap Percentage Average”) . . . ; or (B) 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater . . . .

If a club extends a required tender to a non-exclusive franchise player pursuant to this section, the player shall be permitted to negotiate a player contract with any club, except that draft choice compensation of two first-round draft selections shall be made in the event he signs with a new club.

The signing period for franchise players begins at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on March 9 and ends on the Tuesday following the 10th week of the season (November 14).

This year, two players (Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh and Kirk Cousins, Washington) were designated as exclusive franchise players.  Five players were designated as non-exclusive franchise players.  No players were designated as transition players.


Club Player Position
Arizona Chandler Jones LB
Carolina Kawann Short DT
Los Angeles Chargers Melvin Ingram LB
Los Angeles Rams Trumaine Johnson CB
New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Pittsburgh Le’Veon Bell* RB
Washington Kirk Cousins* QB


*Denotes Exclusive Franchise Player

The Salary Cap for the 2017 league year has been set at $167,000,000 per club. The resulting 2017 Cap Percentage Average (“CPA”) tenders for nonexclusive franchise players are as follows:

                                NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE PLAYERS

Position Tender Amount
Quarterback $ 21,268,000
Running Back $ 12,120,000
Wide Receiver $ 15,682,000
Tight End $   9,780,000
Offensive Linemen $ 14,271,000
Defensive End $ 16,934,000
Defensive Tackle $ 13,387,000
Linebacker $ 14,550,000
Cornerback $ 14,212,000
Safety $ 10,896,000
Kicker/Punter $   4,835,000
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La Carrera de los 5 Kilometros en el Monte California

Feb 28, 2017

La Carrera de los 5 Kilometros en el Monte California

En la Ciudad del monte California, se llevó una carrera llamada los 5 kilometros, organizada por el departamento de policía de la Ciudad de el monte Ca.

En la carrera participaron más de 300 personas de todas las edades , donde se vivió un ambiente familiar, el departamento de policía del monte, cerró las calles, para resguardar la seguridad a los corredores, en el lugar , se encontraban puestos de comida donde al término de la carrera , se llevó un convivió , donde participaron con música, regalos , juegos, etc.

El oficial Alex Martínez, es parte de la organización de está carrera , donde le comentó a las cámaras de bereavision , lo importante que es trabajar con la comunidad de la Ciudad del Monte y las familias en general , para mantener un bienestar en armonía y paz en las calles de la Ciudad y ser buenos ciudadanos.

Nota: Oscar Villalobos.

Fotografia y video: Rafael Perez.

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Feb 28, 2017




Turcke will oversee the NFL Network, NFL Films, and Digital Media


Veteran media executive MARY ANN TURCKE has been named President, Digital Media and NFL Network, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today.


Turcke has served since April 2015 as President of Bell Media, a division of Bell Canada, where she successfully led Canada’s largest media company and was responsible for their flagship television channels and annual revenues of more than $3B (CAD). She will be based in the league’s Los Angeles office, reporting to NFL EVP of Media Brian Rolapp.


As President, Digital Media and NFL Network, Turcke will be responsible for leading the operations of the NFL Network, as well as overseeing NFL owned and operated media assets including NFL Films, NFL Digital and Turcke will also oversee digital product development and execute against the NFL’s content strategy and roadmap.


“We are delighted to have an individual of Mary Ann’s talent and expertise joining the NFL to lead the NFL Network, NFL Films and our digital and technology groups across the organization,” said Goodell. “Mary Ann has distinguished herself throughout her career, not only managing the complicated broadcast operations of Bell Media, but also growing their media sales and leading their telecommunications and IT services. I am confident that our teams in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York will greatly benefit from the breadth of her experience and her vision for the future.”


“I am thrilled to be joining the NFL, one of the greatest and most exciting brands in the world,” Turcke said. “I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead this team and work closely with  Brian to focus and grow the NFL Network, NFL Films, and our digital and technology assets.”


Turcke has spent 12 years at Bell Canada, where prior to being named President of Bell Media she served as Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, where she leveraged Bell Media properties and brands across all platforms to support their strong position in the competitive marketplace.


Prior to her time at Bell Media, Turcke was Executive Vice President, Field Operations for Bell Canada. In that role, she was responsible for the construction and management of Bell Canada’s telecommunications services, including all of their residential and business customers. Previous to that, Turcke was Vice President, Customer Experience, Small Medium Business, responsible for customer service operations, sales support, and IT functions.


Earlier in her career, Turcke was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Codesta LLC, a software consultancy group that specializes in enterprise applications and solutions.


Mrs. Turcke is on the board of the SickKids Foundation, Toronto Argonauts GP Inc., and Greenwood College School. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

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Feb 27, 2017



El juego de la NFL de noviembre, en la Ciudad de México (CDMX), y las actividades previas al partido generaron una derrama económica de 45 millones dólares, apoyando a 2 mil 840 puestos laborales en la Capital del país, de acuerdo a un estudio de Sport Industry Group de EY.


Los Oakland Raiders recibieron a los Houston Texans ante 76 mil 473 aficionados que asistieron al Estadio Azteca, el 21 de noviembre de 2016, en el primer Monday Night Football fuera de Estados Unidos.


El estudio de EY reúne evidencia de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo encuestas post-evento de la NFL, aplicadas a los aficionados que asistieron al juego, y datos más amplios sobre la economía de México.


El total de las localidades vendidas incluyó a 21 mil 500 visitantes nacionales y 9 mil 500 visitantes internacionales, principalmente de Estados Unidos y que en promedio permanecieron cinco días en el país. El gasto total de los turistas fue de 43 millones de dólares, de los cuales 32 millones impactaron de manera directa en la CDMX.


La retroalimentación de los visitantes a México fue abrumadoramente positiva, ya que 72% de los visitantes internacionales declaró que ahora tenían más probabilidades de regresar al país y 90% afirmó que recomendaría una visita a familiares y amigos.


“La investigación de EY demuestra el valor de la Ciudad de México para albergar el juego de la NFL entre los Oakland Raiders y los Houston Texans en noviembre del año pasado. Aprovechando el interés y la emoción que genera la Liga, la Capital del país ganó un impulso significativo en su economía, con alrededor de 31 mil visitantes con ingresos adicionales para las empresas locales, el apoyo a miles de empleos y generación de ingresos fiscales significativos para el Gobierno federal”, afirmó Mark Gregory, economista en jefe de EY UK & I.


“Los aficionados que viajaron a la Ciudad también aprovecharon la oportunidad para ampliar su estancia más allá de la noche del juego, visitando una serie de atracciones en la Ciudad de México y otras partes del país. Esto dejó una imagen positiva, que permite a los anfitriones mostrar lo que tiene para ofrecer y alentar a futuro el crecimiento turístico, vital para la economía de México”, agregó.


La transmisión en vivo del partido en Estados Unidos por ESPN y ESPN Deportes llegó a 33 millones de personas con un promedio de audiencia de 12 millones. Además, desde el anuncio del juego en febrero y hasta el día del encuentro, hubo casi 20 mil menciones del partido en medios tradicionales, digitales y redes sociales en Estados Unidos con un valor estimado en actividades de Relaciones Públicas de casi 250 millones de dólares, de acuerdo a las empresas Repucom y Prime Research.


La participación de los aficionados previo al juego también fue muy relevante: 205 mil personas asistieron al “NFL Fan Fest”, en el Bosque de Chapultepec, y más de 55 mil en otras actividades en la Ciudad de México, durante la semana del partido.


La NFL regresará a la Ciudad de México en 2017, cuando los Oakland Raiders reciban como locales a los New England Patriots en el Estadio Azteca. La fecha y hora del juego se determinarán en conjunto con el lanzamiento del calendario de la temporada de la NFL.

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Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Is Most-Watched Musical Event In History Across All Platforms

Feb 20, 2017





The NFL today announced that the PEPSI ZERO SUGAR SUPER BOWL LI HALFTIME SHOW featuring global superstar LADY GAGA is the most-watched musical event of all-time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl halftime performance in history through broadcast and digital channels.


Nearly 118 million viewers tuned into the performance on the FOX broadcast network. In addition, Lady Gaga’s performance at NRG Stadium in Houston is the most-viewed content on NFL’s digital platforms, including but not limited to, NFL Mobile, Twitter, YouTube, and Giphy. Through these channels, the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show reached at least 150 million unique people, garnering more than 80 million views and totaling 260 million minutes watched.


“We were thrilled to collaborate with Lady Gaga – one of the most talented and versatile performers in the world – on the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show,” said MARK QUENZEL, NFL Network’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. “The Halftime show provides the ultimate world stage for an artist. Through her incredible music, choreography and unifying message, Lady Gaga created a unique performance that will remembered for years to come.”



  • The Halftime Show is the most-watched video on the NFL’s YouTube channel, with more than 24 million views and more than 140 million minutes watched.
  • If Lady Gaga’s performance was its own NFL week on YouTube, it would be the fifth-highest watched week of all-time.



  • During Lady Gaga’s live performance, there were 2.2 million real-time tweets about the #PepsiHalftime show, as well as a total of 5.1 million tweets about the performance leading up to, during, and in the 10 minutes following.
  • @NFL’s tweet drove 47 thousand retweets and 29 thousand likes.



  • More than 49 million video views, and more than 5 million reactions, comments, and shares.




  • GIFs from the Halftime show generated more than 75 million views across GIPHY’s network.
  • Four of the top ten most-viewed GIFs of the night were from the performance.


The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show, an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION, was executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER and directed by HAMISH HAMILTON. This year’s performance was broadcast in 180 countries and territories, reaching millions of fans around the world.

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