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NFL 2017 Preseason Schedule


NFL 2017 Preseason Schedule -
Week 2 Thursday, August 17 Matchup time (ET)

Baltimore @ Miami 7:00 PM Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Buffalo @ Philadelphia 7:00 PM Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Tampa Bay @ Jacksonville 8:00 PM EverBank Field, Jacksonville

Photo - Safety Landon Collins - Giants

Friday, August 18 Matchup time (ET)
Minnesota @ Seattle 10:00 PM CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Saturday, August 19 Matchup time (ET)
Carolina @ Tennessee 3:00 PM Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Kansas City @ Cincinnati 7:00 PM Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Indianapolis @ Dallas 7:00 PM AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Green Bay @ Washington 7:30 PM FedEx Field, Landover
New York Jets @ Detroit 7:30 PM Ford Field, Detroit
New England @ Houston 8:00 PM NRG Stadium, Houston
Chicago @ Arizona 10:00 PM U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Denver @ San Francisco 10:00 PM Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Los Angeles Rams @ Oakland 10:00 PM Oakland Coliseum, Oakland

Sunday, August 20 Matchup time (ET)
Atlanta @ Pittsburgh 4:00 PM Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
New Orleans @ Los Angeles Chargers 8:00 PM StubHub Center, Carson

Monday, August 21 Matchup time (ET)
New York Giants @ Cleveland 8:00 PM FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

NFL Teams Training Camp 2017 Information


NFL Teams Training Camp 2017 Info

NFL Training Camps will open across the league in July.
Here's the full list of dates for all 32 teams.

Arizona Cardinals
Rookie reporting date: July 21
Veteran reporting date: July 21
First practice: July 22
Site: University of Phoenix Stadium
Location: Glendale, Arizona

Atlanta Falcons
Rookie reporting date: July 26
Veteran reporting date: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia

Baltimore Ravens
Rookies: July 19
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: Under Armour Performance Center
Location: Owings Mill, Maryland

Buffalo Bills
Rookie reporting date: July 26
Veteran reporting date: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: St. John Fisher College
Location: Pittsford, New York

Carolina Panthers
Rookie reporting date: July 25
Veteran reporting date: July 25
First practice: July 26
Site: Wofford College
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Chicago Bears
Rookies: July 26
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 28
Site: Olivet Nazarene University
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois

Cincinnati Bengals
Rookies: July 25
Veterans: July 27
First practice: July 28
Site: Paul Brown Stadium
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland Browns
Rookies: July 23
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: Cleveland Browns Training Complex
Location: Berea, Ohio

Dallas Cowboys
Rookies: July 17 at The Star
Veterans: July 22
First practice: July 24
Site: River Ridge Residence Inn
Location: Oxnard, Ca.

Denver Broncos
Rookies: July 23
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: UCHealth Training Center
Location: Englewood, Colorado

Detroit Lions
Rookies: July 24
Veterans: July 29
First practice: July 30
Site: Detroit Lions Training Facility
Location: Allen Park, Michigan

Green Bay Packers
Rookies: July 26
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: Ray Nitschke Field (practice)/St. Norbert College (dorms/meetings)
Location: Green Bay, Wis./De Pere, Wis.

Houston Texans
Rookie reporting date: July 25
Veteran reporting date: July 25
First practice: July 26
Site: The Greenbrier
Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Indianapolis Colts
Rookie reporting date: July 24
Veteran reporting date: July 29
First practice: July 30
Site: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Jacksonville Jaguars
Rookies: July 19
Veterans: July 26
First practice: July 27
Site: Practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.

Kansas City Chiefs
Rookies: July 24
Veterans: July 27
First practice: July 28
Site: Missouri Western State University
Location: St. Joseph, Missouri

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NFL Teams Designate Seven Franchise Players


NFL Teams Designate Franchise Players

The NFL deadline to franchise or transition players prior to the Free Agency period on March 9th ended today. A total of seven players were named franchise players by their respective teams with two players, Washington QB Kirk Cousins and Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell given the exclusive franchise label, meaning only their current club can speak to them related to a long term contract. Other teams can not negotiate a new contract with either player. Current clubs can listen to trade offers beginning March 9th the start of the new NFL Free Agency and Trading period.

Photo - DE Jason Pierre Paul - Giants

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The five other non-exclusive franchise label potential free agents were all defensive players. DEs Chandler Jones of Arizona and Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants, DT Kawann Short of Carolina, OLB Melvin Ingram of LA Chargers and CB Trumaine Johnson of LA Rams were all tagged and can speak to other clubs, but face steep conditions. Any signing would grant the current team, two 1st round picks if they did not match any offer. Few franchise players sign with new teams due to the high cost in both draft choices and salary contract.

NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Draft Selections


NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Selections

As usual a total of 32 compensatory choices have been awarded to NFL teams losing more free agents than they signed last year. This year 16 teams were awarded the selections with the majority of the choices placed at the end of the 3rd thru 5th rounds.

Under the rules for compensatory draft choices, teams losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. This year a record 11 compensatory selections are placed at the end of the 3rd round with the Miami Dolphins holding the first choice with the 97th overall selection. The 4th round has 6 picks and the 5th round added 9 selections meaning that 26 of the 32 choices were granted in the top 186 overall draft selections.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, four clubs: the Los Angeles Rams (one pick), the Green Bay Packers (one pick), the Pittsburgh Steelers (two picks), and the Arizona Cardinals (three picks) qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Each of those four clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

This year compensatory picks may be traded, a new rule change approved by clubs in 2015 that permits these draft picks to be traded beginning this spring. In addition, the Giants were penalized in January for the Walkie-Talkie violation with their 4th round selection moved to the back of the round. The final number draft order moves the Giants 4th round selection from the 130th overall pick to the 140th choice. In addition, both the team and HC Ben McAdoo were fined.

The following 2017 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia:

2017 Compensatory Draft Picks
Third Round
Round Choice/Overall Selection

33rd pick of third round; 97th overall: Miami
34th pick of third round; 98th overall: Carolina
35th pick of third round; 99th overall: Baltimore
36th pick of third round; 100th overall: Los Angeles Rams
37th pick of third round; 101st overall: Denver
38th pick of third round; 102nd overall: Seattle
39th pick of third round; 103rd overall: Cleveland
40th pick of third round; 104th overall: Kansas City
41st pick of third round; 105th overall: Pittsburgh
42nd pick of third round; 106th overall: Seattle
43rd pick of third round; 107th overall: New York Jets

Fourth Round
32nd pick of fourth round; 138th overall: Cincinnati
33rd pick of fourth round; 139th overall: Cleveland
Giants pick moved from 130th overall to the 140th overall selection
35th pick of fourth round; 141st overall: Los Angeles Rams
36th pick of fourth round; 142nd overall: Cleveland
37th pick of fourth round; 143rd overall: San Francisco
38th pick of fourth round; 144th overall: Indianapolis

Fifth Round
33rd pick of fifth round; 178th overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of fifth round; 179th overall: Denver
35th pick of fifth round; 180th overall: Miami
36th pick of fifth round; 181st overall: Arizona
37th pick of fifth round; 182nd overall: Kansas City
38th pick of fifth round; 183rd overall: Cleveland
39th pick of fifth round; 184th overall: Green Bay
40th pick of fifth round; 185th overall: New England
41st pick of fifth round; 186th overall: Miami

Sixth Round
33rd pick of the sixth round; 218th overall: Kansas City
34th pick of the sixth round; 219th overall: Cincinnati
35th pick of the sixth round; 220th overall: Kansas City

Seventh Round
33rd pick of the seventh round; 253rd overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of the seventh round; 254th overall: Denver
35th pick of the seventh round; 255th overall: Denver

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 Draft:

Free Agents By Teams - Gains/Losses
Lost: Rashad Johnson; Ted Larsen; Bobby Massie; Bradley Sowell; Sean Weatherspoon; Corey White
Gained: Tyvon Branch; Evan Mathis

Lost: Kelechi Osemele; Matt Schaub; Courtney Upshaw
Gained: Benjamin Watson; Eric Weddle

Lost: Josh Norman; Brad Nortman
Gained: Gino Gradkowski

Lost: Marvin Jones; Emmanuel Lamur; Reggie Nelson; Mohamed Sanu; Andre Smith

Lost: Johnson Bademosi; Travis Benjamin; Tashaun Gipson; Alex Mack; Craig Robertson; Mitchell Schwartz
Gained: Demario Davis

Lost: David Bruton; Vernon Davis; Ryan Harris; Malik Jackson; Evan Mathis; Brock Osweiler; Danny Trevathan
Gained: Jared Crick; Russell Okung; Donald Stephenson

Lost: Casey Hayward; Scott Tolzien

Lost: Coby Fleener; Jerrell Freeman; Dwight Lowery
Gained: Patrick Robinson; Scott Tolzien

Lost: Jeff Allen; Tyvon Branch; Chase Daniel; Sean Smith; Donald Stephenson
Gained: Mitchell Schwartz

Lost: Nick Fairley; Janoris Jenkins; Rodney McLeod

Lost: Rishard Matthews; Lamar Miller; Derrick Shelby; Kelvin Sheppard; Olivier Vernon
Gained: Isa Abdul-Quddus; Andre Branch

Lost: Akiem Hicks; Tavon Wilson
Gained: Shea McClellin

Lost: Demario Davis; Damon Harrison; Chris Ivory
Gained: Matt Forte; Steve McLendon

Lost: Kelvin Beachum; Antwon Blake; Will Johnson; Steve McLendon; Sean Spence
Gained: Ladarius Green; Ryan Harris

Lost: Alex Boone

Lost: Bruce Irvin; Brandon Mebane; Russell Okung; J.R. Sweezy
Gained: Bradley Sowell; J'Marcus Webb

NFL Draft 2017 - January All-Star Game Schedule


January All-Star Games 2017 Postseason Schedule
Jan. 15 - Tropical Bowl - FBS All-star Game
- Daytona Beach, Florida
Jan. 21 - NFLPA Collegiate Game- StubHub Center @ Cal St Univ, Dominguez Hills, Ca.- 1 pm - FS1
Jan. 21 - East-West Shrine - St. Petersburg, Florida - 3 pm est - NFL Network

Photo - WR Kenny Golladay - Northern Illinois (East-West game)

*** Senior Bowl Game - Jan 28, 2017 Mobile, Alabama - 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in- Practices - Monday Jan 23rd thru Thursday Jan 26th


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Draft Insiders’ - All-Pro Teams


Draft Insiders’ 2016-2017 All-Pro Teams

Offensive Player of Year - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons
Defensive Player of Year - DE/LB Khalil Mack - Oakland Raiders

Photo - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons

First Team
Name /Position/Team

QB Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys
RB David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Odell Beckham Jr. - NY Giant
TE Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs
LT Tyron Smith - Dallas Cowboys
RT Jack Conklin - Tennessee Titans
OG Zack Martin - Dallas Cowboys
OG Kelechi Osemele - Oakland Raiders
C Travis Frederick - Dallas Cowboys

Name /Position/Team

DE Khalil Mack - Oakland Raiders
DE Olivier Vernon - NY Giants
DT Aaron Donald - St. Louis Rams
DT Damon Harrison - New York Giants
OLB Vic Beasley Jr. - Atlanta Falcons
OLB Von Miller - Denver Broncos
ILB Bobby Wagner - Seattle Seahawks
ILB Sean Lee - Dallas Cowboys
CB Janoris Jenkins - NY Giants
CB Marcus Peters - Kansas City Chiefs
S Eric Berry - Kansas City Chiefs
S Landon Collins - New York Giants
DB Chris Harris Jr. - Denver Broncos

Special teams
Kicker - Justin Tucker - Baltimore
Punter - Johnny Hekker - Los Angeles
Punt returner - Tyreek Hill - Kansas City
Kick returner - Cordarrelle Patterson - Minnesota
Special teamer - Matthew Slater - New England

Second Team

QB Tom Brady - New England
RB Le'Veon Bell - Pittsburgh
RB Jay Ajayi - Miami
WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons
WR Mike Evans - Tampa Bay
TE Greg Olsen - Carolina
LT David Bakhtiari - Green Bay
RT Mitchell Schwartz - Kansas City
OG Marshal Yanda - Baltimore
OG David DeCastro - Pittsburgh
C Alex Mack - Atlanta

DE Jadeveon Clowney - Houston
DE Cameron Wake - Miami
DT Gerald McCoy - Tampa Bay
DT Ndamukong Suh - Miami
OLB Lorenzo Alexander - Buffalo
OLB Whitney Mercilus - Houston
ILB Luke Kuechly - Carolina
ILB C.J. Mosley - Baltimore
CB Aqib Talib - Denver Broncos
CB Malcolm Butler - New England
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Green Bay
S Devin McCourty – New England
DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - NY Giants

Special Teams
K Matt Bryant - Atlanta
P Brad Wing - NY Giants
KR Kenyan Drake - Miami
PR Marcus Sherels - Minnesota
Special Teamer - Nate Ebner - New England

NFL Draft 2017 Selection Order - The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!


NFL Draft 2017 Selection Order -
The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!
* Playoffs - Conference & Super Bowl games determine final positions
x - division winner y - playoff berth

# Team / W-L / Opp W-L %
1 Cleveland - 1-15 .549
2 San Fran - 2-14 .504
3 Chicago - 3-13 .521
4 Jacksonville - 3-13 .527
5 Tennessee (LA) - 4-12 .504
6 NY Jets - 5-11 .518
7 San Diego - 5-11 .543
8 Carolina - 6-10 .518
9 Cincinnati - 6-9-1 .521
10 Buffalo - 7-9 .482
11 New Orleans - 7-9 .525
12 Cleveland (Phil) - 7-9 .559
13 Arizona - 7-8-1 .463
14 Indianapolis - 8-8 .492
15 Philadelphia (Minn) - 8-8 .492
16 Baltimore - 8-8 .498
17 Washington - 8-7-1 .516
18 Tennessee - 9-7 .465
19 Tampa Bay - 9-7 .492
20 Denver - 9-7 .559
21 y Detroit - 9-7 .475
22 x Houston - 9-7 .502
23 y Miami - 10-6 .455
24 x Green Bay - 10-6 .508
25 x Seattle - 10-5-1 .441
26 x Atlanta - 11-5 .480
27 y NY Giants - 11-5 .486
28 x Pittsburgh - 11-5 .494
29 y Oakland - 12-4 .504
30 x Kansas City - 12-4 .508
31 x Dallas - 13-3 .471
32 x New England - 14-2 .439

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs: The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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