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How much will the new helmet rule change football?

The more I hear about the new helmet rule, the more concerned I am that NFL football will be changing so dramatically that it may become unrecognizable. Bit by bit, tweak by tweak, rule change by rule change, the game could — in the name of player safe…

NFL awards the 2019 draft to Nashville, home of the Titans

ATLANTA (AP) — The 2019 NFL draft will be held in Nashville. The home of the Tennessee Titans was selected Wednesday during the league’s spring meetings in Atlanta. Nashville will be hosting the draft for the first time. The draft was held in New York City from 1965-2014, but the league has been

How 2017 NFL holdouts fared: Donald dominated; Bell took time

ESPN.com There aren’t nearly as many holdouts during the NFL offseason and preseason programs as there used to be, thanks to the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011. It brought about a rookie wage scale, more specifics on franchise tags and contracts structured to pay veterans on long-term

Answers to the five biggest questions left in the offseason

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter “What do you do in the offseason?” is the question most guaranteed to get a sportswriter’s head wagging. There is no offseason. Just because games stop doesn’t mean

“Sunday Night Football” sets TV ratings record

For the seventh consecutive year, NBC’s ”Sunday Night Football” has topped the season’s television ratings, as measured by Nielsen. The football games averaged 18.2 million TV viewers in 2017, a 29 percent margin over the runner-up, ”Thursday Night Football”

San Diego could get an AAF team

The NFL has abandoned San Diego. The AAF may be embracing it. Via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, the upstart Alliance of American Football is “on track” to make the Chargers’ former home one of the three remaining locations of the initial…

Taking a knee: NFL owners debate anthem policy

NFL owners are still debating where they stand collectively on the issue of players refusing to stand individually. At the league meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday, no consensus was reached on how the NFL should handle players who don’t want to stand for the national anthem. ESPN reported that numerous