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The NFL completed a new set of lucrative television and streaming deals Thursday that solidify the sport’s status as the most valuable property in television and are expected to result in a 17-game season being put into effect this fall.
The deliberations about when to implement the 17-game season are tied in part to the completion of new broadcasting contracts with the television networks, according to people familiar with the planning of owners and the league.
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni would replace Doug Pederson, the former Super Bowl-winning coach who was dismissed by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie following a 4-11-1 season.
A lower court ruled that the NFL’s contract with DirecTV may limit competition in violation of federal law. The arrangement has been in place for more than 25 years.
The update came several hours after the Colts initially announced that “several individuals within our organization” had tested positive for the virus.
The Tennessee Titans have suspended in-person activities through Friday after three players and five staffers tested positive. The outbreak threatens to jeopardize the team’s game this weekend against the Steelers.
The league’s concessions on the preseason and daily testing of players increased the likelihood that all teams’ camps will open fully by July 28 as scheduled.
Arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the United States.
The NFL pledged Thursday to contribute the money over 10 years to programs that address racial injustice, bolstering the league’s social justice initiatives first established in cooperation with a group of players amid the national controversy in late 2017.
The NFL draft is to be held as scheduled April 23-25, but it will be a TV-only event after the live event in Las Vegas associated with it was canceled due to the pandemic.
The deal makes changes for the 2020 season and runs for 10 years after that, through the 2030 season. It brings some significant changes to the sport.
With a late-night vote, on the slim majority approval of the 32 team representatives, the NFL Players Association was preparing Wednesday to send the collective bargaining agreement proposal to the full union membership for potential ratification.
Players union representatives and members of the NFL’s negotiating committee got together Tuesday in Indianapolis to hash out their differences in a new labor agreement the owners approved last week.
Such quick action by the owners indicates their eagerness to replace the 10-year labor agreement that concludes in March 2021. Several elements of a new CBA could be implemented for the upcoming season should the players vote in favor of it.
The boos that rained down on Andrew Luck—and possibly the entire Indianapolis Colts organization after the Aug. 24 preseason home game—signal a torrent of likely troubles for a team that started this season with Super Bowl aspirations.
Visit Indy has held preliminary talks with the NFL about the city’s hosting the three-day event as soon as 2024.
The partnership between the Colts and Kerauno LLC, a communications software-as-a-service company, will allow the team to utilize the firm’s products as part of a larger marketing strategy.
The extension, announced Wednesday, means Indianapolis will keep the event through at least 2021. It has hosted the combine since 1987.