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2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:59 am

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The 2017 NFL season, the 98th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL), will begin on September 7, 2017, with the defending Super Bowl LI champion, New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. The season will conclude with Super Bowl LII, the league's championship game, on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For the second consecutive year, a team relocated to the Los Angeles metropolitan area, as the former San Diego Chargers announced their intent to relocate to the city in January 2017.

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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:00 pm

The 2017 NFL League year began on March 9 at 4:00 p.m. EST. On March 7, clubs were allowed to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the agents of players who became unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their contracts two days later. On March 9, clubs exercised options for 2017 on players who have option clauses in their contracts, submitted qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts and to whom desire to retain a Right of Refusal/Compensation, submitted a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2016 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agent credit, and teams were required to be under the salary cap using the "Top-51" definition (in which the 51 highest paid-players on the team's payroll must have a collected salary cap hit below the actual cap). The 2017 trading period also began the same day.

Free agency
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A total of 496 players were eligible for some form of free agency at the beginning of the free agency period.[4] Among the high-profile players who changed teams via free agency were cornerbacks A.J. Bouye (from Texans to Jaguars), Logan Ryan (from Patriots to Titans), and Stephon Gilmore (from Bills to Patriots); safeties Barry Church (from Cowboys to Jaguars), Johnathan Cyprien (from Jaguars to Titans), Micah Hyde (from Packers to Bills), and Tony Jefferson (from Cardinals to Ravens); linebackers Jabaal Sheard (from Patriots to Colts), Malcolm Smith (from Raiders to 49ers), and Manti Te'o (from Chargers to Saints); defensive tackles Johnathan Hankins (from Giants to Colts) and Calais Campbell (from Cardinals to Jaguars); offensive tackles Andrew Whitworth (from Bengals to Rams), Kelvin Beachum (from Jaguars to Jets), Matt Kalil (from Vikings to Panthers), Mike Remmers (from Panthers to Vikings), Ricky Wagner (from Ravens to Lions), Riley Reiff (from Lions to Vikings), and Russell Okung (from Broncos to Chargers); offensive guards Kevin Zeitler (from Bengals to Browns), Larry Warford (from Lions to Saints), Ronald Leary (from Cowboys to Broncos), and T.J. Lang (from Packers to Lions); tight ends Martellus Bennett (from Patriots to Packers) and Jared Cook (from Packers to Raiders); wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (from Bears to Eagles), Brandon Marshall (from Jets to Giants), DeSean Jackson (from Redskins to Buccaneers), Kenny Britt (from Rams to Browns), Pierre Garçon (from Redskins to 49ers), Robert Woods (from Bills to Rams), Terrelle Pryor (from Browns to Redskins), and Torrey Smith (from 49ers to Eagles); running backs Latavius Murray (from Raiders to Vikings), Adrian Peterson (from Vikings to Saints), Eddie Lacy (from Packers to Seahawks), and Jamaal Charles (from Chiefs to Broncos); fullbacks Mike Tolbert (from Panthers to Bills) and Patrick DiMarco (from Falcons to Bills); quarterback Mike Glennon (from Buccaneers to Bears).
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:01 pm

Trades
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On March 9, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2017 seventh-round draft pick.[5]
On March 9, the Miami Dolphins traded offensive tackle Branden Albert to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick.[6]
On March 9, the Houston Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler, a 2018 second-round draft pick and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round compensatory draft pick.[7]
On March 9, the Indianapolis Colts traded tight end Dwayne Allen and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.[8]
On March 9, the Los Angeles Rams traded defensive end William Hayes along with a 2017 seventh-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.[9]
On March 10, the New Orleans Saints traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a 4th round draft pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 1st and 3rd round draft pick.[10]
On March 10, the Carolina Panthers traded defensive end Kony Ealy and a 2017 third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 second-round draft pick.[11]
On March 15, the Baltimore Ravens traded center Jeremy Zuttah and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for their 2017 sixth-round draft pick.[12]
On April 4, the Baltimore Ravens traded defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and a 2017 third-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick.[13]
On April 26, the Seattle Seahawks traded running back Marshawn Lynch and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick.[14]


Notable retirements
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Josh Cribbs
Brandon Flowers
Justin Forsett
Doug Free
Percy Harvin
A. J. Hawk
Andre Johnson
Terrance Knighton
James Laurinaitis
Jake Long
Robert Mathis
Pat McAfee
Lance Moore
Rob Ninkovich
Jerraud Powers
Tony Romo
Steve Smith, Sr.
Stephen Tulloch
John Urschel
Michael Vick
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm

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The 2017 NFL Draft was the 82nd annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible American football players. It was held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art[1] from April 27–29, returning to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961.

The player selections were announced from an outdoor theater built on the Rocky Steps, marking the first time an entire NFL draft was held outdoors.

On April 29, 2017 the NFL announced that the 2017 Draft was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending.

Starting from this draft, compensatory picks can be traded.

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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm

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Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 1 Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M SEC
1 2 Chicago Bears Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina ACC from San Francisco [R1 - 1]
1 3 San Francisco 49ers Solomon Thomas DE Stanford Pac-12 from Chicago [R1 - 2]
1 4 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Fournette RB LSU SEC
1 5 Tennessee Titans Corey Davis WR Western Michigan MAC from LA Rams [R1 - 3]
1 6 New York Jets Jamal Adams S LSU SEC
1 7 Los Angeles Chargers Mike Williams WR Clemson ACC
1 8 Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Pac-12
1 9 Cincinnati Bengals John Ross WR Washington Pac-12
1 10 Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes II QB Texas Tech Big 12 from Buffalo [R1 - 4]
1 11 New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 12 Houston Texans Deshaun Watson QB Clemson ACC from Philadelphia via Cleveland [R1 - 5]
1 13 Arizona Cardinals Haason Reddick LB Temple The American
1 14 Philadelphia Eagles Derek Barnett DE Tennessee SEC from Minnesota [R1 - 6]
1 15 Indianapolis Colts Malik Hooker S Ohio State Big Ten
1 16 Baltimore Ravens Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama SEC
1 17 Washington Redskins Jonathan Allen DT Alabama SEC
1 18 Tennessee Titans Adoree' Jackson CB USC Pac-12
1 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers O. J. Howard TE Alabama SEC
1 20 Denver Broncos Garett Bolles OT Utah Pac-12
1 21 Detroit Lions Jarrad Davis LB Florida SEC
1 22 Miami Dolphins Charles Harris DE Missouri SEC
1 23 New York Giants Evan Engram TE Ole Miss SEC
1 24 Oakland Raiders Gareon Conley CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 25 Cleveland Browns Jabrill Peppers S Michigan Big Ten from Houston [R1 - 7]
1 26 Atlanta Falcons Takkarist McKinley OLB UCLA Pac-12 from Seattle [R1 - 8]
1 27 Buffalo Bills Tre'Davious White CB LSU SEC from Kansas City [R1 - 9]
1 28 Dallas Cowboys Taco Charlton DE Michigan Big Ten
1 29 Cleveland Browns David Njoku TE Miami (FL) ACC from Green Bay [R1 - 10]
1 30 Pittsburgh Steelers T. J. Watt OLB Wisconsin Big Ten
1 31 San Francisco 49ers Reuben Foster LB Alabama SEC from Atlanta via Seattle [R1 - 11]
1 32 New Orleans Saints Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin Big Ten from New England [R1 - 12]
2 33 Green Bay Packers Kevin King CB Washington Pac-12 from Cleveland [R2 - 1]
2 34 Jacksonville Jaguars Cam Robinson OT Alabama SEC from San Francisco via Seattle [R2 - 2]
2 35 Seattle Seahawks Malik McDowell DT Michigan State Big Ten from Jacksonville [R2 - 3]
2 36 Arizona Cardinals Budda Baker S Washington Pac-12 from Chicago [R2 - 4]
2 37 Buffalo Bills Zay Jones WR East Carolina The American from LA Rams [R2 - 5]
2 38 Los Angeles Chargers Forrest Lamp G Western Kentucky C-USA
2 39 New York Jets Marcus Maye S Florida SEC
2 40 Carolina Panthers Curtis Samuel WR Ohio State Big Ten
2 41 Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook RB Florida State ACC from Cincinnati [R2 - 6]
2 42 New Orleans Saints Marcus Williams S Utah Pac-12
2 43 Philadelphia Eagles Sidney Jones CB Washington Pac-12
2 44 Los Angeles Rams Gerald Everett TE South Alabama Sun Belt from Buffalo [R2 - 7]
2 45 Chicago Bears Adam Shaheen TE Ashland GLIAC from Arizona [R2 - 8]
2 46 Indianapolis Colts Quincy Wilson CB Florida SEC
2 47 Baltimore Ravens Tyus Bowser OLB Houston The American
2 48 Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon RB Oklahoma Big 12 from Minnesota [R2 - 9]
2 49 Washington Redskins Ryan Anderson OLB Alabama SEC
2 50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Justin Evans S Texas A&M SEC
2 51 Denver Broncos DeMarcus Walker DE Florida State ACC
2 52 Cleveland Browns DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame Ind. (FBS) from Tennessee [R2 - 10]
2 53 Detroit Lions Teez Tabor CB Florida SEC
2 54 Miami Dolphins Raekwon McMillan LB Ohio State Big Ten
2 55 New York Giants Dalvin Tomlinson DT Alabama SEC
2 56 Oakland Raiders Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut The American
2 57 Houston Texans Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt SEC
2 58 Seattle Seahawks Ethan Pocic C LSU SEC
2 59 Kansas City Chiefs Tanoh Kpassagnon DE Villanova CAA
2 60 Dallas Cowboys Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado Pac-12
2 61 Green Bay Packers Josh Jones S NC State ACC
2 62 Pittsburgh Steelers Juju Smith-Schuster WR USC Pac-12
2 63 Buffalo Bills Dion Dawkins G Temple The American from Atlanta [R2 - 11]
2 64 Carolina Panthers Taylor Moton G Western Michigan MAC from New England [R2 - 12]
3 65 Cleveland Browns Larry Ogunjobi DT Charlotte C-USA
3 66 San Francisco 49ers Ahkello Witherspoon CB Colorado Pac-12
3 67 New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara RB Tennessee SEC from Chicago via San Francisco [R3 - 1]
3 68 Jacksonville Jaguars Dawuane Smoot DE Illinois Big Ten
3 69 Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp WR Eastern Washington Big Sky
3 70 Minnesota Vikings Pat Elflein C Ohio State Big Ten from NY Jets [R3 - 2]
3 71 Los Angeles Chargers Dan Feeney G Indiana Big Ten
3 72 Tennessee Titans Taywan Taylor WR Western Kentucky C-USA from Carolina via New England [R3 - 3]
3 73 Cincinnati Bengals Jordan Willis DE Kansas State Big 12
3 74 Baltimore Ravens Chris Wormley DE Michigan Big Ten from Philadelphia [R3 - 4]
3 75 Atlanta Falcons Duke Riley LB LSU SEC from Buffalo [R3 - 5]
3 76 New Orleans Saints Alex Anzalone LB Florida SEC
3 77 Carolina Panthers Daeshon Hall DE Texas A&M SEC from Arizona [R3 - 6]
3 78 Baltimore Ravens Tim Williams OLB Alabama SEC
3 79 New York Jets ArDarius Stewart WR Alabama SEC from Minnesota [R3 - 7]
3 80 Indianapolis Colts Tarell Basham DE Ohio MAC
3 81 Washington Redskins Fabian Moreau CB UCLA Pac-12
3 82 Denver Broncos Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech C-USA
3 83 New England Patriots Derek Rivers DE Youngstown State MVFC from Tennessee [R3 - 8]
3 84 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Godwin WR Penn State Big Ten
3 85 New England Patriots Antonio Garcia OT Troy Sun Belt from Detroit [R3 - 9]
3 86 Kansas City Chiefs Kareem Hunt RB Toledo MAC from Miami via Minnesota [R3 - 10]
3 87 New York Giants Davis Webb QB California Pac-12
3 88 Oakland Raiders Eddie Vanderdoes DT UCLA Pac-12
3 89 Houston Texans D'Onta Foreman RB Texas Big 12
3 90 Seattle Seahawks Shaquill Griffin CB UCF The American
3 91 Los Angeles Rams John Johnson S Boston College ACC from Kansas City via Buffalo [R3 - 11]
3 92 Dallas Cowboys Jourdan Lewis CB Michigan Big Ten
3 93 Green Bay Packers Montravius Adams DT Auburn SEC
3 94 Pittsburgh Steelers Cameron Sutton CB Tennessee SEC
3 95 Seattle Seahawks Delano Hill S Michigan Big Ten from Atlanta [R3 - 12]
3 96 Detroit Lions Kenny Golladay WR Northern Illinois MAC from New England [R3 - 13]
3* 97 Miami Dolphins Cordrea Tankersley CB Clemson ACC
3* 98 Arizona Cardinals Chad Williams WR Grambling State SWAC from Carolina [R3 - 14]
3* 99 Philadelphia Eagles Rasul Douglas CB West Virginia Big 12 from Baltimore [R3 - 15]
3* 100 Tennessee Titans Jonnu Smith TE Florida International C-USA from LA Rams [R3 - 16]
3* 101 Denver Broncos Brendan Langley CB Lamar Southland
3* 102 Seattle Seahawks Nazair Jones DT North Carolina ACC
3* 103 New Orleans Saints Trey Hendrickson OLB Florida Atlantic C-USA from Cleveland via New England [R3 - 17]
3* 104 San Francisco 49ers C. J. Beathard QB Iowa Big Ten from Kansas City via Minnesota [R3 - 18]
3* 105 Pittsburgh Steelers James Conner RB Pittsburgh ACC
3* 106 Seattle Seahawks Amara Darboh WR Michigan Big Ten
3* 107 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kendell Beckwith LB LSU SEC from NY Jets [R3 - 19]
4 108 Green Bay Packers Vince Biegel LB Wisconsin Big Ten from Cleveland [R4 - 1]
4 109 Minnesota Vikings Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa Big Ten from San Francisco [R4 - 2]
4 110 Jacksonville Jaguars Dede Westbrook WR Oklahoma Big 12
4 111 Seattle Seahawks Tedric Thompson S Colorado Pac-12 from Chicago via San Francisco [R4 - 3]
4 112 Chicago Bears Eddie Jackson S Alabama SEC from LA Rams [R4 - 4]
4 113 Los Angeles Chargers Rayshawn Jenkins S Miami (FL) ACC
4 114 Washington Redskins Samaje Perine RB Oklahoma Big 12 from NY Jets [R4 - 5]
4 115 Arizona Cardinals Dorian Johnson G Pittsburgh ACC from Carolina [R4 - 6]
4 116 Cincinnati Bengals Carl Lawson DE Auburn SEC
4 117 Los Angeles Rams Josh Reynolds WR Texas A&M SEC from Buffalo via Chicago [R4 - 7]
4 – New England Patriots Selection from New Orleans [R4 - 8] forfeited due to the Deflategate scandal.[Forfeited/Penalized 1]
4 118 Philadelphia Eagles Mack Hollins WR North Carolina ACC
4 119 Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen RB North Carolina A&T MEAC from Arizona [R4 - 9]
4 120 Minnesota Vikings Ben Gedeon LB Michigan Big Ten
4 121 San Francisco 49ers Joe Williams RB Utah Pac-12 from Indianapolis [R4 - 10]
4 122 Baltimore Ravens Nico Siragusa G San Diego State MW
4 123 Washington Redskins Montae Nicholson S Michigan State Big Ten
4 124 Detroit Lions Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Tennessee SEC from Tennessee via New England [R4 - 11]
4 125 Los Angeles Rams Samson Ebukam LB Eastern Washington Big Sky from Tampa Bay via NY Jets [R4 - 12]
4 126 Cleveland Browns Howard Wilson CB Houston The American from Denver [R4 - 13]
4 127 Detroit Lions Michael Roberts TE Toledo MAC
4 128 Cincinnati Bengals Josh Malone WR Tennessee SEC from Miami via Minnesota [R4 - 14]
4 – New York Giants Selection moved down twelve spots [Forfeited/Penalized 2]
4 129 Oakland Raiders David Sharpe OT Florida SEC
4 130 Houston Texans Julién Davenport OT Bucknell Patriot
4 131 New England Patriots Deatrich Wise Jr. DE Arkansas SEC from Seattle [R4 - 15]
4 132 Philadelphia Eagles Donnel Pumphrey RB San Diego State MW from Kansas City via Minnesota [R4 - 16]
4 133 Dallas Cowboys Ryan Switzer WR North Carolina ACC
4 134 Green Bay Packers Jamaal Williams RB BYU Ind. (FBS)
4 135 Pittsburgh Steelers Joshua Dobbs QB Tennessee SEC
4 136 Atlanta Falcons Sean Harlow C Oregon State Pac-12
4 137 Indianapolis Colts Zach Banner G USC Pac-12 from New England [R4 - 17]
4* 138 Cincinnati Bengals Ryan Glasgow DT Michigan Big Ten
4* 139 Kansas City Chiefs Jehu Chesson WR Michigan Big Ten from Cleveland via Philadelphia and Minnesota [R4 - 18]
4 140 New York Giants Wayne Gallman RB Clemson ACC Selection dropped 12 spots (see above)
4* 141 New York Jets Chad Hansen WR California Pac-12 from LA Rams [R4 - 19]
4* 142 Houston Texans Carlos Watkins DT Clemson ACC from Cleveland [R4 - 20]
4* 143 Indianapolis Colts Marlon Mack RB South Florida The American from San Francisco [R4 - 21]
4* 144 Indianapolis Colts Grover Stewart DT Albany State SIAC
5 145 Denver Broncos Jake Butt TE Michigan Big Ten from Cleveland [R5 - 1]
5 146 San Francisco 49ers George Kittle TE Iowa Big Ten
5 147 Chicago Bears Jordan Morgan G Kutztown PSAC
5 148 Jacksonville Jaguars Blair Brown LB Ohio MAC
5 149 Atlanta Falcons Damontae Kazee CB San Diego State MW from LA Rams via Buffalo [R5 - 2]
5 150 New York Jets Jordan Leggett TE Clemson ACC
5 151 Los Angeles Chargers Desmond King CB Iowa Big Ten
5 152 Carolina Panthers Corn Elder CB Miami (FL) ACC
5 153 Cincinnati Bengals Jake Elliott K Memphis The American
5 154 Washington Redskins Jeremy Sprinkle TE Arkansas SEC from New Orleans [R5 - 3]
5 155 Tennessee Titans Jayon Brown LB UCLA Pac-12 from Philadelphia [R5 - 4]
5 156 Atlanta Falcons Brian Hill RB Wyoming MW from Buffalo [R5 - 5]
5 157 Arizona Cardinals Will Holden OT Vanderbilt SEC
5 158 Indianapolis Colts Nate Hairston CB Temple The American
5 159 Baltimore Ravens Jermaine Eluemunor OT Texas A&M SEC
5 160 Cleveland Browns Roderick Johnson OT Florida State ACC from Minnesota via NY Jets [R5 - 6]
5 161 Indianapolis Colts Anthony Walker Jr. LB Northwestern Big Ten from Washington via San Francisco [R5 - 7]
5 162 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy McNichols RB Boise State MW
5 163 Buffalo Bills Matt Milano LB Boston College ACC from Denver via New England [R5 - 8]
5 164 Miami Dolphins Isaac Asiata G Utah Pac-12 from Tennessee via Philadelphia [R5 - 9]
5 165 Detroit Lions Jamal Agnew CB San Diego Pioneer
5 166 Philadelphia Eagles Shelton Gibson WR West Virginia Big 12 from Miami [R5 - 10]
5 167 New York Giants Avery Moss DE Youngstown State MVFC
5 168 Oakland Raiders Marquel Lee LB Wake Forest ACC
5 169 Houston Texans Treston Decoud CB Oregon State Pac-12
5 – Seattle Seahawks Selection forfeited for violating off-season workout policies [Forfeited/Penalized 3]
5 170 Minnesota Vikings Rodney Adams WR South Florida The American from Kansas City [R5 - 11]
5 171 Buffalo Bills Nathan Peterman QB Pittsburgh ACC from Dallas [R5 - 12]
5 172 Denver Broncos Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia SEC from Green Bay [R5 - 13]
5 173 Pittsburgh Steelers Brian Allen CB Utah Pac-12
5 174 Atlanta Falcons Eric Saubert TE Drake Pioneer
5 175 Green Bay Packers DeAngelo Yancey WR Purdue Big Ten from New England via Cleveland and Denver [R5 - 14]
5* 176 Cincinnati Bengals J. J. Dielman C Utah Pac-12
5* 177 San Francisco 49ers Trent Taylor WR Louisiana Tech C-USA from Denver [R5 - 15]
5* 178 Miami Dolphins Davon Godchaux DT LSU SEC
5* 179 Arizona Cardinals T. J. Logan RB North Carolina ACC
5* 180 Minnesota Vikings Danny Isidora G Miami (FL) ACC from Kansas City [R5 - 16]
5* 181 New York Jets Dylan Donahue DE West Georgia GSC from Cleveland [R5 - 17]
5* 182 Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones RB UTEP C-USA
5* 183 Kansas City Chiefs Ukeme Eligwe OLB Georgia Southern Sun Belt from New England [R5 - 18]
5* 184 Philadelphia Eagles Nathan Gerry S Nebraska Big Ten from Miami [R5 - 19]
6 185 Cleveland Browns Caleb Brantley DT Florida SEC
6 186 Baltimore Ravens Chuck Clark S Virginia Tech ACC from San Francisco [R6 - 1]
6 187 Seattle Seahawks Michael Tyson S Cincinnati The American from Jacksonville [R6 - 2]
6 188 New York Jets Elijah McGuire RB Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt from Chicago via Houston and Cleveland [R6 - 3]
6 189 Los Angeles Rams Tanzel Smart DT Tulane The American
6 190 Los Angeles Chargers Sam Tevi OT Utah Pac-12
6 191 Dallas Cowboys Xavier Woods S Louisiana Tech C-USA from NY Jets [R6 - 4]
6 192 Carolina Panthers Alexander Armah FB West Georgia GSC
6 193 Cincinnati Bengals Jordan Evans ILB Oklahoma Big 12
6 194 Miami Dolphins Vincent Taylor DT Oklahoma State Big 12 from Philadelphia [R6 - 5]
6 195 Buffalo Bills Tanner Vallejo OLB Boise State MW
6 196 New Orleans Saints Al-Quadin Muhammad DE Miami (FL) ACC
6 197 New York Jets Jeremy Clark CB Michigan Big Ten from Arizona via Chicago and LA Rams [R6 - 6]
6 198 San Francisco 49ers D. J. Jones DT Ole Miss SEC from Baltimore [R6 - 7]
6 199 Washington Redskins Chase Roullier C Wyoming MW from Minnesota [R6 - 8]
6 200 New York Giants Adam Bisnowaty OT Pittsburgh ACC from Indianapolis via New England and Tennessee [R6 - 9]
6 201 Minnesota Vikings Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech ACC from Washington [R6 - 10]
6 202 San Francisco 49ers Pita Taumoepenu DE Utah Pac-12 from Denver [R6 - 11]
6 203 Denver Broncos De'Angelo Henderson RB Coastal Carolina Ind. (FCS) from Tennessee [R6 - 12]
6 204 New York Jets Derrick Jones CB Ole Miss SEC from Tampa Bay [R6 - 13]
6 205 Detroit Lions Jeremiah Ledbetter DE Arkansas SEC
6 206 Los Angeles Rams Sam Rogers FB Virginia Tech ACC from Miami [R6 - 14]
6 207 Cincinnati Bengals Brandon Wilson CB Houston The American from NY Giants via Tennessee [R6 - 15]
6 208 Arizona Cardinals Rudy Ford S Auburn SEC from Oakland [R6 - 16]
6 209 Washington Redskins Robert Davis WR Georgia State Sun Belt from Houston [R6 - 17]
6 210 Seattle Seahawks Justin Senior OT Mississippi State SEC
6 – Kansas City Chiefs Selection forfeited for violating the NFL's Anti-Tampering policy [Forfeited/Penalized 4]
6 211 New England Patriots Conor McDermott OT UCLA Pac-12 from Dallas [R6 - 18]
6 212 Green Bay Packers Kofi Amichia OT South Florida The American
6 213 Pittsburgh Steelers Colin Holba LS Louisville ACC
6 214 Philadelphia Eagles Elijah Qualls DT Washington Pac-12 from Atlanta via Tennessee [R6 - 19]
6 215 Detroit Lions Brad Kaaya QB Miami (FL) ACC from New England [R6 - 20]
6* 216 Dallas Cowboys Marquez White CB Florida State ACC from Kansas City via New England [R6 - 21]
6* 217 Tennessee Titans Corey Levin G Chattanooga SoCon from Cincinnati [R6 - 22]
6* 218 Kansas City Chiefs Leon McQuay III S USC Pac-12
7 219 Minnesota Vikings Stacy Coley WR Miami (FL) ACC from Cleveland via San Francisco [R7 - 1]
7 220 Minnesota Vikings Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Northwestern Big Ten from San Francisco via Washington [R7 - 2]
7 221 Oakland Raiders Shalom Luani S Washington State Pac-12 from Chicago via Arizona [R7 - 3]
7 222 Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Myrick CB Minnesota Big Ten
7 223 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stevie Tu'ikolovatu DT USC Pac-12 from LA Rams via Miami [R7 - 4]
7 224 Cleveland Browns Zane Gonzalez K Arizona State Pac-12 from NY Jets [R7 - 5]
7 225 Los Angeles Chargers Isaac Rochell DE Notre Dame Ind. (FBS)
7 226 Seattle Seahawks David Moore WR East Central GAC from Carolina [R7 - 6]
7 227 Tennessee Titans Josh Carraway OLB TCU Big 12 from Cincinnati [R7 - 7]
7 228 Dallas Cowboys Joey Ivie DT Florida SEC from Buffalo [R7 - 8]
7 229 San Francisco 49ers Adrian Colbert CB Miami (FL) ACC from New Orleans[R7 - 9]
7 230 Washington Redskins Josh Harvey-Clemons S Louisville ACC from Philadelphia via Minnesota [R7 - 10]
7 231 Oakland Raiders Jylan Ware OT Alabama State SWAC from Arizona [R7 - 11]
7 232 Minnesota Vikings Elijah Lee OLB Kansas State Big 12
7 233 Carolina Panthers Harrison Butker K Georgia Tech ACC from Indianapolis via Cleveland [R7 - 12]
7 234 Los Angeles Rams Ejuan Price OLB Pittsburgh ACC from Baltimore [R7 - 13]
7 235 Washington Redskins Joshua Holsey CB Auburn SEC
7 236 Tennessee Titans Brad Seaton OT Villanova CAA
7 237 Miami Dolphins Isaiah Ford WR Virginia Tech ACC from Tampa Bay [R7 - 14]
7 238 Green Bay Packers Devante Mays RB Utah State MW from Denver [R7 - 15]
7 239 Dallas Cowboys Noah Brown WR Ohio State Big Ten from Detroit and New England [R7 - 16]
7 240 Jacksonville Jaguars Marquez Williams FB Miami (FL) ACC from Miami [R7 - 17]
7 241 Tennessee Titans Khalfani Muhammad RB California Pac-12 from NY Giants [R7 - 18]
7 242 Oakland Raiders Elijah Hood RB North Carolina ACC
7 243 Houston Texans Kyle Fuller C Baylor Big 12
7 244 Oakland Raiders Treyvon Hester DT Toledo MAC from Seattle [R7 - 19]
7 245 Minnesota Vikings Jack Tocho CB NC State ACC from Kansas City [R7 - 20]
7 246 Dallas Cowboys Jordan Carrell DT Colorado Pac-12
7 247 Green Bay Packers Malachi Dupre WR LSU SEC
7 248 Pittsburgh Steelers Keion Adams DE Western Michigan MAC
7 249 Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson RB Oklahoma State Big 12 from Atlanta [R7 - 21]
7 250 Detroit Lions Pat O'Connor DE Eastern Michigan MAC from New England [R7 - 22]
7* 251 Cincinnati Bengals Mason Schreck TE Buffalo MAC
7* 252 Cleveland Browns Matthew Dayes RB NC State ACC from Denver [R7 - 23]
7* 253 Denver Broncos Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss SEC Mr. Irrelevant
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:03 pm

Training camps for the 2017 season will be held in late July through August. Teams started training camp no earlier than 15 days before the team's first scheduled preseason game.

Prior to the start of the regular season, each team will play four preseason exhibition games, beginning on August 10. The preseason began on the evening of August 3 with the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, featuring the Dallas Cowboys (represented in the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees by owner Jerry Jones) hosting the Arizona Cardinals (represented by former quarterback Kurt Warner). It was televised nationally on NBC.[15] The 65-game preseason schedule will end on August 31.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

Postby Hachiko » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:03 pm

The 2017 regular season's 256 games will be played over a seventeen-week schedule which will begin on September 7. Each of the league's 32 teams plays a 16-game schedule, with one bye week for each team. The slate also features games on Monday nights. There are games played on Thursday, including the National Football League Kickoff game in prime time on September 7 and games on Thanksgiving Day. The regular season will conclude with a full slate of 16 games on Sunday, December 31, all of which will be intra–division matchups, as it has been since 2010.

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Scheduling formula
Under the NFL's current scheduling formula, each team plays the other three teams in its own division twice. In addition a team plays against four teams in one other division from each conference. The final two games on a team's schedule are against the two teams in the team's own conference in the divisions the team was not set to play which finished the previous season in the same rank in their division (e.g. the team which finished first in its division the previous season would play each other team in its conference that also finished first in its respective division). The preset division pairings for 2017 will be as follows.

Intra-conference
AFC East vs AFC West
AFC North vs AFC South
NFC East vs NFC West
NFC North vs NFC South

Inter-conference
AFC East vs NFC South
AFC North vs NFC North
AFC South vs NFC West
AFC West vs NFC East

Highlights of the 2017 schedule include:

NFL Kickoff Game: The 2017 season will begin with the Kickoff Game on September 7, at 8:30 p.m. EDT. The game will feature the defending Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs.[16] The game will be televised on NBC.
International Series: Four games will be played in London in 2017. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium on September 24 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (the network will be determined at a later date), and the Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 1 at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Fox. The Los Angeles Rams will host the Arizona Cardinals at Twickenham Stadium on October 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Fox, and the Cleveland Browns will host the Minnesota Vikings at Twickenham Stadium on October 29 at 9:30 a.m. EDT on NFL Network.[17] Additionally, on February 1, 2017, the NFL announced that the Oakland Raiders will host the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, making this the second consecutive year in which the Raiders will host one of their home games in Mexico City; the game will be played on Sunday, November 19 (in Week 11), with a kickoff time of 4:25 p.m. EST, and will be televised on CBS.[18][19][20]
Thanksgiving Day: As has been the case since 2006, three games will be played on November 23. The 12:30 p.m. EST game will feature the Detroit Lions, who will host the Minnesota Vikings on Fox. The 4:30 p.m. EST game will feature the Dallas Cowboys, who will host the Los Angeles Chargers on CBS. This will be the Chargers' first Thanksgiving Day game since 1969, and their first Thanksgiving game since they joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The 8:30 p.m. EST game will feature the Washington Redskins hosting the New York Giants on NBC.[21]
Christmas games: Christmas Day, December 25, falls on a Monday in 2017. When this most recently occurred in 2006, the Sunday afternoon games were played as regularly scheduled on Christmas Eve, while the Sunday Night Football game was moved to Monday afternoon. This year, the Sunday night game was moved to Saturday, December 23. It will feature the Green Bay Packers hosting the Minnesota Vikings at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC. As was the case in 2016, two games will be played on Christmas Day: The Christmas late-afternoon game will feature the Houston Texans hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:30 p.m. EST on NBC and NFL Network, while the Christmas night game will feature the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Oakland Raiders which will be played at 8:30 pm EST on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
New Year's Eve games: The NFL will play a full slate of 16 games on December 31, to conclude the regular season. All of the Week 17 games will be intra-divisional matchups, as they have been since 2010. The college football bowl games usually scheduled for New Year's Eve will instead be played on December 30 (as is always the case when December 31 is a Sunday), and the College Football Playoff semi-finals along with the 2018 NHL Winter Classic will be played on January 1, 2018.
The entire schedule was released on April 20, 2017.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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The following people associated with the NFL (or AFL) have died in 2017.[22]

Dan Rooney
Spoiler:
Dan Rooney was chairman and plurality owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and one of the sons of founding owner Art Rooney, Sr. Having been officially involved with the franchise since 1960, Rooney was a part of all six of the Steelers' Super Bowl victories. In addition to this, Rooney was considered an active and progressive owner in the league's operations, most famously by successfully pushing for the Rooney Rule, an affirmative action policy requiring all NFL franchises to interview persons of color for head coaching vacancies. Concurrently with his role with the Steelers, Rooney also served as United States Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2014. Rooney died on April 13 at the age of 84.


Others
Spoiler:
Dave Adolph
Bill Anderson
Ron Billingsley
Dave Brazil
Jack Brumfield
Bill Cox
Andrew Davison
Ed Eiden
Bill Fischer
John Foruria
Tom Graham
Larry Grantham
Ralph Guglielmi
James Hadnot
James Hardy III
Larry Hayes
Mitchell Henry
Aaron Hernandez
Larry Hickman
John Hilton
Claude Hipps
Doug Hogland
Michael Jackson
Derrick Jensen
Cortez Kennedy
Ken Kranz
Yale Lary
Bob Lee
Tony Liscio
Eddie Macon
George Maderos
Mickey Marvin
Clay Matthews Sr.
Paul Mitchell
David Modell
Tom Modrak
Rod Monroe
Quentin Moses
Leonard Myers
Tommy Neck
Babe Parilli
Benny Perrin
Jerry Peterson
Hugh Pitts
Sonny Randle
Len Rohde
Max Runager
Lin Sexton
Jimmy Thomas
Ted Topor
Rick Tuten
Wayne Walker
Ellery Williams
Clarence Williams
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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The following rule changes were approved for the 2017 NFL season at the owner's meeting on March 28, 2017:

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Defensive players are now prohibited from leaping or hurdling over offensive linemen on field goal or PAT attempts, similar to a change made in college football for the 2017 season. Previously this action was permitted as long as the leaper/hurdler did not land on other players.
Include in the definition of a "defenseless player" receivers tracking the quarterback or looking back for the ball, including inside the legal contact (5 yards from the line of scrimmage) zone.
Egregious hits to the head (similar to the "targeting" rule in NCAA football) will now result in an automatic ejection.
The replay control center will make the final ruling on reviewed plays instead of the game referee, although the referee can still provide input on reviewable plays.
The sideline replay monitor (the "hood") will be eliminated and replaced with a tablet on the field for the referee to review with the replay control center.
Crackback blocks are now prohibited by a backfield player in motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle box when the ball is snapped.
Make permanent the rule that players who commit two certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties (throwing punches/forearms/kicking, even if they do not connect, directing abusive, threatening, or insulting language toward opponents, teammates, game officials or league officials, and using baiting or taunting acts or words that may engender ill will between teams) in the same game will be automatically ejected.
Extend for a second season the change in the touchback spot after a kickoff/safety free kick to the 25 yard line.
Make actions to conserve time (that usually results in a 10-second runoff) illegal after the two-minute warning of each half. Previously this only applied in the final minute of each half.
If a team commits multiple fouls on the same down with the intent of manipulating the game clock, the team will be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct and the game clock will be reset. This change was made in response to both the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens employing this strategy by intentionally holding the defensive players to allow the game clock to run down or run out (in the case of the Ravens' game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals) during the previous season.
Renamed the officiating position of the Head Linesman to the "Down Judge".
The following rule changes were approved for the 2017 NFL season at the NFL Spring League meeting on May 23, 2017:[24]

Overtime has been shortened from 15 minutes to 10 minutes for preseason and regular season games. Playoff games will continue to have 15 minutes for overtime periods.
Restrictions on celebrations have been relaxed, removing penalties for group celebrations, going to the ground to celebrate, or using the ball as a prop.
Teams can bring two players back from injured reserve instead of one.
Teams can now cut their preseason rosters from 90 players to 53 on one day, removing the deadline to get the roster down to 75 players before the final preseason game.
Teams will not be required to give candidates for general manager final say over the 53-man roster.
The following will be "points of emphasis" for the 2017 season:[25]

Blindside blocks of a defender in the head or neck area while the defender is in a defenseless position
Low hits on quarterbacks at or below the knees
"Launching" at players by leaving both feet to impact a defender anywhere on his body with the helmet
Contact downfield between receivers and defensive players, closely enforcing both offensive and defensive pass interference or illegal contact/holding
The ban on teams contacting potential coaching candidates until that candidate's team has been eliminated from the playoffs was tabled. A decision was approved to allow the Los Angeles Rams, who were originally scheduled to host Super Bowl LV, to host Super Bowl LVI instead due to construction delays on their new stadium. Super Bowl LV will instead be held in Raymond James Stadium.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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Head coaching and front office personnel changes
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Head coaches
Offseason
Team 2016 head coach 2016 interim 2017 replacement Reason for leaving Story/accomplishments
Buffalo Bills Rex Ryan Anthony Lynn Sean McDermott Fired Ryan was fired with one week remaining in the 2016 regular season and a 15–16 record with no playoff appearances in two seasons. His twin brother, assistant head coach Rob Ryan, was also dismissed.[26] Ryan signed on as a commentator for ESPN,[27] replacing Trent Dilfer.[28] Lynn began the 2016 season as running backs coach, then moved to offensive coordinator when Greg Roman was fired in week 3, then interim head coach after the Ryans' dismissal. Lynn lost his one game as interim head coach.[29] Former Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was named as the Bills' new head coach on January 11, 2017.[30] Meanwhile, Lynn was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Denver Broncos Gary Kubiak Vance Joseph Retired Kubiak stepped down after two seasons due to health concerns, with a victory in Super Bowl 50 and a 24–10 record, including postseason games.[31] Vance Joseph, who spent the previous season as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator, was hired on January 11, 2017.[32]
Jacksonville Jaguars Gus Bradley Doug Marrone Fired Bradley was fired with two weeks remaining in the 2016 season and a 14–48 (.226) record with no playoff appearances in four seasons.[33] He is expected to join Anthony Lynn with the Chargers, with Bradley as defensive coordinator.[34] Marrone, the Jaguars' offensive line coach, was previously head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2013–14; he went 1–1 in his two games as interim head coach of the Jaguars.[35] On January 9, 2017, the Jaguars announced that Marrone would be named permanent head coach.[36]
Los Angeles Chargers Mike McCoy Anthony Lynn McCoy was fired after four seasons, with one playoff appearance and a 27–37 record.[37] He then joined the Denver Broncos, serving as Vance Joseph's offensive coordinator.
Anthony Lynn was hired as the Chargers' new head coach on January 12, 2017.[38]

Los Angeles Rams Jeff Fisher John Fassel Sean McVay After receiving a two-year contract extension prior to the season, Fisher was fired after going 4–9 through the first 13 games of the 2016 season, and 31–45–1 (.414) in his five-year tenure in St. Louis and Los Angeles. Under his tenure, the Rams never finished better than 7–8–1 (2012) and never reached the playoffs.[39] Fassel, the son of former NFL head coach Jim Fassel, has been the Rams' special teams coach since 2012; he went 0–3 in the interim. On January 12, Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay was named head coach. Sean McVay is the grandson of former San Francisco 49ers GM John McVay. At the time of his hiring, McVay was age 30, making him the youngest person to become a head coach (excluding the player-coaches of the 1920s) in NFL history.
San Francisco 49ers Chip Kelly Kyle Shanahan Kelly was fired after one season with a 2–14 record.[40][41] Kyle Shanahan, who most recently served as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator, was named the new coach of the 49ers on February 6, 2017. Due to league anti-tampering rules, the 49ers had to wait until after the completion of the Falcons' playoff run, before formally hiring Shanahan.[42]
Front office personnel[edit]
Offseason[edit]
Team Position 2016 office holder Reason for leaving 2017 office holder Notes
San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke Fired John Lynch Baalke, who spent the past twelve years with the team, informed KNBR-AM in San Francisco on January 1, 2017, that he had been fired.[41][43] On January 29, 2017, Lynch, a former player and broadcaster, was named the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers; it is his first front office position.[44][45]
Jacksonville Jaguars EVP-FO position created Tom Coughlin Coughlin, the team's inaugural head coach, was rehired as executive vice president of football operations on January 9, 2017. He had spent the 2016 season out of football after several years of coaching the New York Giants.
Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson Fired Chris Ballard Grigson was relieved of his duties as Colts general manager on January 21, 2017.[46] On January 30, 2017, Chris Ballard, who had spent the past four seasons as director of football operations for the Kansas City Chiefs, was named the new GM of the Colts.
Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan TBA McCloughan was fired on March 9, 2017, after two seasons with the Redskins.[47] Doug Williams was named senior vice president of player personnel on June 13, 2017.[48]
Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley Brandon Beane Whaley was fired the morning of April 30, 2017, immediately following the draft. He had spent seven seasons with the Bills, four of them as general manager.[49] Brandon Beane, who had spent the previous 19 seasons with the Carolina Panthers (most recently as assistant general manager), was hired as the new general manager on May 9, 2017.[50]
Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey Brett Veach Dorsey was unexpectedly fired on June 22, 2017 after four seasons.[51] Brett Veach, who had spent the past four seasons as the Chiefs co-director of player personnel, was promoted to general manager on July 10, 2017.[52]
Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman Marty Hurney Gettleman was unexpectedly fired after four seasons on July 17, 2017.[53] Marty Hurney, who was the Panther's GM from 2002-2012, was rehired as the interim general manager for the 2017 season. The team plans to conduct a search for a permanent general manager after the season ends.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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Spoiler for Stadiums:
Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons will play their first season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, after playing in the Georgia Dome for the previous 25 seasons.

Denver Broncos seek new naming rights
The stadium in which the Denver Broncos play their home games is in the process of obtaining a new naming rights agreement. Sporting goods retailer Sports Authority, which had owned the naming rights to the Broncos' home field since 2011, filed for bankruptcy in March 2016, and liquidated all of their stores.[55] The Broncos bought out the existing naming rights contract with permission from the Delaware District United States bankruptcy court in August 2016.[56] Three months later, the Broncos selected American talent agency WME-IMG to secure a new naming rights partner for their home field,[57] which, to date, still carries the name Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Arizona Cardinals seek new naming rights
The stadium in which the Arizona Cardinals play their home games is in the process of obtaining a new naming rights agreement. The University of Phoenix, which owns the naming rights to the Cardinals' home field, is planning to terminate the final nine years of a 20-year agreement, but will continue to keep its name on the stadium.[58]

San Diego Chargers' relocation to Los Angeles
On January 12, 2017, the San Diego Chargers exercised their option to relocate to Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Chargers. They will be joining the Los Angeles Rams as tenants in their new stadium, Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California when that stadium is complete in 2020. For the time being, the Chargers will play at the 30,000 seat StubHub Center in Carson, California, the smallest venue (in terms of number of seats) the league has used for a full season since 1956.

Oakland Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas
On January 19, 2017, the Oakland Raiders filed paperwork to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada. The NFL officially approved the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas on March 27. Unlike the Chargers, the Raiders will remain at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum through at least the 2018 season (with the 2019 season to be determined) while Las Vegas Stadium is built, with the team moving to Nevada in 2019 or 2020.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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Spoiler for New uniforms and patches:
Most teams transitioned to Nike's new uniform template. While most teams have just transitioned to it without any actual changes, the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams uniforms are the most noticeable, fixing their collars in the process.
The Detroit Lions unveiled new uniforms on April 13, 2017. They added a new alternate uniform as well as a new Color Rush uniform.[63]
The Los Angeles Rams announced they would be switching their primary helmets to white and blue, similar to their Color Rush helmets. The team had fans vote on the color of their facemask, which will be white, and the design of their pants, which will be white with a blue stripe. The Rams also announced that they would explore a full rebrand in the near future.[64]
The Cincinnati Bengals will wear a patch to commemorate their 50th season.[65]
The San Francisco 49ers have altered their sleeve striping from 3 stripes to 2 stripes.[66]
The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear a patch to honor their former chairman, the late Dan Rooney, who died in April, at the age of 84. The patch will feature a shamrock, with Rooney's initials "DMR". The last time the Steelers wore a jersey patch was when Art Rooney died in 1988. They also donned a helmet decal to honor Chuck Noll, who died in 2014.
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Broadcast rights[edit]
This is the fourth season under the current broadcast contracts with ESPN, CBS, Fox, and NBC. This includes "cross-flexing" (switching) Sunday Afternoon games between CBS and Fox before or during the season (regardless of the conference of the visiting team). NBC will continue to air Sunday Night Football, the annual Kickoff game, and the primetime Thanksgiving game. ESPN will continue to air Monday Night Football and the Pro Bowl. NBC will also serve as the broadcaster of Super Bowl LII. This will also be the second and final year of the current Thursday Night Football contract with CBS, NBC, and NFL Network. Along with ESPN's simulcast Wild Card game on ABC, ESPN announced on May 24, 2017 that the 2018 Pro Bowl will also be simulcast on ABC, marking the return of the Pro Bowl on ABC for the first time since 2003.[68]

Although never explicitly announced, the league continued the moratorium on its blackout policy, ensuring all games will be televised in the market of their home teams regardless of ticket sales.[69]

In over-the-top rights, Amazon Video acquired non-exclusive streaming rights to the 10 broadcast television Thursday Night Football games for $50 million. These streams will be exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers, in contrast to Twitter, which held the rights to the same package in 2016 and had made those streams free to most of the world.[70][71] Verizon Communications acquired international streaming rights to an NFL International Series game in London between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars, in a similar arrangement to the 2015 game that was streamed by Yahoo! (Verizon purchased Yahoo's Internet assets in a deal that closed June 13). The game will stream on Verizon's video service go90, and co-owned website Complex.[72] Despite the loss of TNF streaming, NFL Network will continue to partner with Twitter's streaming video service to produce online programs (including a news show and pre-game shows for primetime games), and other video content.[73]

This is also the final season of the NFL's current national radio contract with Westwood One.[74]

Commercials[edit]
The league has sought to reduce the number of standard commercial breaks (media timeouts) on its telecasts from 21 to 16, four in each quarter, with each break extended by one additional 30-second commercial. One particular scenario the league sought to eliminate is the "double-up," in which a network cuts to a commercial after a scoring play, then airs the kickoff, and again goes to commercial before play from scrimmage resumes. Under the proposal, the league will allow networks to cut to commercial during instant replay reviews, which it had not been allowed to do before. Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the changes are being made in an attempt to consolidate downtime between the actual game play so that there are fewer and less noticeable interruptions; he does not expect the changes to have an appreciable impact on the real-time length of a game, which currently clocks in at slightly over three hours.[75]

The NFL will also, as a trial, lift its ban on the broadcast of commercials for distilled spirits during its telecasts. However, they are subject to restrictions; a maximum of four liquor ads may be broadcast per-game, along with two per-pregame and postgame show. These ads may not contain football-related themes or target underage viewers, and must contain a "prominent social responsibility message".[76][77]

Personnel changes[edit]
Tony Romo, who announced his retirement as a player on April 4, 2017, was hired by CBS, and will replace Phil Simms as lead color commentator. Simms and Nate Burleson, who comes over from NFL Network, will replace Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott on CBS's pregame show, The NFL Today.[78][79] Jay Cutler also announced his retirement from professional football on May 5 and was slated to join Fox as a color analyst for its NFL coverage; he later rescinded that announcement in August and joined the Miami Dolphins.[80] Gonzalez will move to Fox, where he will join Fox NFL Kickoff; upon his departure, Gonzalez stated that he wished to pursue opportunities closer to his home in California, rather than travel to New York weekly to appear on CBS. James Lofton, coming over from radio, will replace Solomon Wilcots as a CBS analyst.[81]

On May 31, 2017, it was announced that Mike Tirico would replace Al Michaels on play-by-play on NBC's portion of the Thursday Night Football package, joined by Cris Collinsworth.[82] The NFL had previously required this role to be filled by NBC's lead broadcast team of Michaels and Collinsworth; Tirico called a limited slate of games in 2016, including several NBC-broadcast games as a fill-in for Michaels (who voluntarily took several games off due to the increased number he was calling that season), and as part of a B-team that called several non-Thursday games in the TNF package.[83][84] He will also succeed Bob Costas as the lead studio host for NBC.[85][86]

Beth Mowins is slated to become the second woman to call play-by-play for a national NFL broadcast, and the first to do so since Gayle Sierens back in 1987, when she serves as play-by-play announcer for the nightcap in ESPN's Week 1 Monday Night doubleheader, with Rex Ryan as her color commentator.
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Re: 2017 NFL Season

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Thursday, August 3
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MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Arizona
Dallas
DAL 20, ARI 18 Blaine Gabbert 185 Rod Smith 64 Brice Butler 78
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Spoiler for Preseason Week 1:
Wednesday, August 9
MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Houston
Carolina
CAR 27, HOU 17 Deshaun Watson 179 D'Onta Foreman 76 Damiere Byrd 98
Thursday, August 10
MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Atlanta
Miami
MIA 23, ATL 20 David Fales 184 Terron Ward 48 Damore'ea Stringfellow 116
Minnesota
Buffalo
MIN 17, BUF 10 Case Keenum 121 Jonathan Williams 39 Stacy Coley 67
Washington
Baltimore
BAL 23, WSH 3 Josh Woodrum 85 Taquan Mizzell 51 C.J. Board 36
Jacksonville
New England
JAX 31, NE 24 Jimmy Garoppolo 235 Corey Grant 120 Jacob Hollister 116
New Orleans
Cleveland
CLE 20, NO 14 DeShone Kizer 184 Alvin Kamara 35 Tommylee Lewis 124
Philadelphia
Green Bay
GB 24, PHI 9 Matt McGloin 205 Taysom Hill 14 Bryce Treggs 91
Denver
Chicago
DEN 24, CHI 17 Mitchell Trubisky 166 De'Angelo Henderson 54 Deonte Thompson 64
Friday, August 11
MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Pittsburgh
New York
PIT 20, NYG 12 Geno Smith 114 Terrell Watson 44 Cobi Hamilton 72
Tampa Bay
Cincinnati
CIN 23, TB 12 Jameis Winston 99 Jeff Driskel 34 Mike Evans 58
San Francisco
Kansas City
SF 27, KC 17 Matt Barkley 168 Raheem Mostert 89 Kendrick Bourne 88
Saturday, August 12
MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Tennessee
New York
NYJ 7, TEN 3 Alex Tanney 132 Akeem Judd 53 Robby Anderson 71
Dallas
Los Angeles
LAR 13, DAL 10 Sean Mannion 144 Justin Davis 70 Rico Gathers 47
Oakland
Arizona
ARI 20, OAK 10 Drew Stanton 112 Elijhaa Penny 54 Brittan Golden 44
Sunday, August 13
MATCHUP RESULT PASSING LEADER RUSHING LEADER RECEIVING LEADER
Detroit
Indianapolis
DET 24, IND 10 Jake Rudock 142 Dwayne Washington 34 Freddie Brown 53
Seattle
Los Angeles
SEA 48, LAC 17 Trevone Boykin 189 Mike Davis 33 Kasen Williams 119
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