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NFL.com news: NFL season-opener to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5

The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 (NBC, 8:30 PM ET), Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday.�

The game will be played on Wednesday to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The Super Bowl XLVI-champion New York Giants will host the regular-season opener at MetLife Stadium. NBC will televise the game at 8:30 p.m. ET, with “NFL Kickoff 2012” beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET

via NFL.com news: NFL season-opener to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5.

 

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NFL.com news: Goodell says NFL’s all-stars must play Pro Bowl at higher level

With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers already having decried the lack of effort by his Pro Bowl teammates, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called for the league’s all-star game to be played at a higher level.

“We’re either going to have to improve the quality of what we’re doing in the Pro Bowl or consider other changes or even consider eliminating the game if that’s the kind of quality game we’re going to provide,” Goodell said Sunday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” according to ESPN.com.

After acknowledging that “fans were actively booing in stands,” Goodell implied that the game has to be less about rest and relaxation for the players and more about giving fans what they want. According to the website, Goodell said he has communicated his concerns to NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith.

via NFL.com news: Goodell says NFL’s all-stars must play Pro Bowl at higher level.

 

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NFL.com news: NFL rules Pryor eligible, says he must sit out first five games

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is one of six players who has been declared eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft, which has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 22.

The supplemental draft had originally been set to take place Wednesday, and Pryor — who was suspended by Ohio State before leaving the school — was not eligible.

In his decision allowing Pryor to enter the supplemental draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell determined that Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs. Pryor may be selected in the supplemental draft, negotiate and sign a contract with an NFL team and fully participate in the remainder of the preseason.

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Commissioner Goodell, NFLPA’s Smith ink 10-year labor deal | NFL.com

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CANTON, Ohio — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith signed the new collective bargaining agreement on a makeshift table on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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It’s official: NFL players ratify 10-year labor deal with league | NFL.com

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NFL players completed their ratification of the new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday, signaling the official end of the labor dispute and the start of the 2011 league year.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tweeted: “Congrats to our players & teams and thank you fans for your patience. The NFL will be better than ever #backtofootball”

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith tweeted: “We are proud that we ratified a 10 year CBA. Thanks to our players for their leadership. Thanks to our fans for your patience. Thanks to Roger Goodell and the owners for their commitment to getting this done. Our players and our fans #winning today. Let us play.”

via It’s official: NFL players ratify 10-year labor deal with league | NFL.com.

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NFLPA OKs deal, Roger Goodell says ‘football is back’ – ESPN

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The NFL and its players association agreed to a settlement to end its 4½-month lockout on Monday. The NFLPA executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of the deal, which was signed by both sides Monday.

“It’s been a long time coming. Football is back and that’s great news for everybody,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a joint news conference outside the NFLPA’s headquarters in Washington.

via NFLPA OKs deal, Roger Goodell says ‘football is back’ – ESPN.

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Owners OK new labor agreement; focus now on players’ vote | NFL.com

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NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement to end the four-month-old lockout Thursday, pending player approval.

The vote was 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining from the ratification, which came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel.

“We had profound philosophical differences of a football and an economic nature,” Raiders CEO Amy Trask told NFL Network reporter Albert Breer. ” … We voted the way we thought was appropriate.”

Players still had to sign off on the deal — and they must re-establish their union, the NFL said. Players didn’t vote on a full pact Wednesday because there were issues that hadn’t been resolved.�Sources told both Jay Glazer of NFL�Network and Fox�Sports and NFL�Network insider�Jason La Canfora that players won’t vote on�Thursday, though a players conference call is ongoing to discuss the proposal.

“Hopefully, we can all work quickly, expeditiously, to get this agreement done,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “It is time to get back to football. That’s what everybody here wants to do.”

The lockout is the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987. One casualty was the first game on the preseason schedule — the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams was canceled Thursday.

“The time was just too tight,” Goodell said. “Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to play the game this year.”

Team facilities will open Saturday, and the new league year will begin Wednesday, Goodell said — assuming the players approve the agreement, too.

After the owners approved their proposal, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent the following email to the players before their conference call:

“As you know the Owners have ratifified their proposal to settle our differences. It is my understanding that they are forwarding it to us. As you may have heard, they apparently approved a supplemental revenue sharing proposal. Obviously, we have not been a part of those discussions. As you know from yesterday, issues that need to be collectively bargained remain open, other issues such as workers compensation, economic issues and end of deal terms remain unresolved. There is no agreement between the NFL and the Players at this time. I look forward to our call tonight.”

The owners locked out the players March 12. During that time, teams weren’t allowed to communicate with current NFL players; players — including those drafted in April — couldn’t be signed; and teams didn’t pay for players’ health insurance.

Key aspects of the proposal include:

via Owners OK new labor agreement; focus now on players’ vote | NFL.com.

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