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NFL Transactions for Thursday, October 19, 2017

​​​​​The following are the​ NFL transactions for Thursday, October 19. Transactions will be published each day after they are circulated to NFL clubs. This public version will ​include waiver requests, assignments via waivers, terminations, free agent signings, reserve list and practice squad additions and deletions, and trades. It will not include waiver claims, tryouts, suspensions, etc.

PERSONNEL NOTICE

DATE: Thursday, 10/19/2017

 

WAIVER SYSTEM TRANSACTIONS

 
   
WAIVER REQUEST (NO RECALL)  
   
ATLANTA  
Tupou, Taniela NT Washington        

CLAIMING DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., N.Y. Time, Friday, 10/20/17

 
   
TERMINATIONS OF VESTED VETERANS  
   
BALTIMORE  
Bergstrom, Tony G Utah        
Price, Sheldon DB UCLA        
From Reserve/Injured
 
SAN FRANCISCO
Hall, Leon DB Michigan        
 
TERMINATIONS VIA WAIVER SYSTEM
 
BUFFALO
Lacey, Deon LB West Alabama      
 
DETROIT
Reid, Caraun DT Princeton      
 
KANSAS CITY
Glenn, Jacoby DB Central Florida      
 

ACTIVE LIST ADDITIONS

 
FREE AGENT SIGNINGS
 

 

ATLANTA
Rubin, Ahtyba DT Iowa State  
 
BALTIMORE
Whalen, Griff WR Stanford  
 
PHILADELPHIA
Gerry, Nathan LB Nebraska  
From Philadelphia Practice Squad
 
SAN FRANCISCO
Paulsen, Logan TE UCLA  
 
WASHINGTON
Francis, A.J. DT Maryland  
From Washington Practice Squad
 

RESERVE LIST ADDITIONS

 
PHILADELPHIA
Maragos, Chris DB Wisconsin  
Reserve/Injured
 
SAN FRANCISCO
Blair, Ronald DT Appalachian State (10/18)
Status Changed to Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return
(Also see OTHER TRANSACTIONS/COMMENTS)
 
WASHINGTON
Allen, Jonathan DE Alabama  
Reserve/Injured
 

PRACTICE SQUAD TRANSACTIONS

 
ADDITIONS
 
NEW ORLEANS
Bighill, Adam LB Central Washington  
 
PHILADELPHIA
Davis, Rashard WR James Madison  
 
WASHINGTON
Pipkins, Ondre NT Texas Tech  
 
CONTRACTS TERMINATED BY PLAYER
 
PHILADELPHIA
Gerry, Nathan LB Nebraska  
(Also see ACTIVE LIST ADDITIONS)
 
WASHINGTON
Francis, A.J. DT Maryland  
(Also see ACTIVE LIST ADDITIONS)
 

OTHER TRANSACTIONS/COMMENTS

 
RETURNED TO PRACTICE
 
SAN FRANCISCO
Blair, Ronald DT Appalachian State (10/18)
Remains on Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return
 
WASHINGTON
Hall, DeAngelo DB Virginia Tech  
Remains on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

NFL will be surprising fans across the nation with a total of 500 free tickets to Super Bowl LII

 

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis 2016 photo By Darb02 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

The NFL today announced the Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway, a new initiative this season to surprise fans across the country with an invitation to attend Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4, 2018. A total of 500 free tickets will be distributed under the program as a way to give back to dedicated NFL fans and provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL kicked off the celebration this past weekend in Minneapolis, where he and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs surprised volunteer youth football coaches and players from the Phelps Falcons with the news that their entire 8th grade team and coaches will be coming to the big game. The Phelps Falcons are a community team supported by the Phelps Activities Council, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) that is run by volunteers who contribute more than 10,000 hours a year of their time without compensation.

“The Super Bowl is the ultimate sports entertainment event, but we know that tickets are out of reach for most people,” said Goodell. “That is why throughout the rest of the season, we will be surprising some really special fans with tickets to the big game. It’s one of the many ways we want to thank our fans for their love and support of our teams and the game, and also recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in our communities.”

This special initiative aims to recognize NFL fans whose passion, love, and commitment to the game enables progress both on- and off-the-field. For example, some of the free Super Bowl tickets will be given to fans identified by clubs as exemplifying the heart of their team spirit. Others will go to outstanding youth football coaches and community heroes.

Beginning this week and continuing throughout the season, fans will be surprised during tailgates, at stadiums, and even inside their own homes. Because no one is in a greater position to know fans personally than teams and players, more than half of the tickets – 256 of the 500 – will be given out by NFL clubs, with an additional 64 being distributed by nominees of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, along support from their teams.

The remainder of the 500 tickets – 180 – will be distributed by the NFL at league events such as fan forums, youth football clinics, and through social media and other channels. The league will also partner with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to ensure local fans are identified, including at the Super Bowl Experience in Minneapolis, just moments before the big game.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

NFL releases Commissioner Roger Goodell press conference transcript from Fall Meeting

(megasportsnews.com photo)

 

Roger Goodell at Super Bowl 43 by Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail, USAF Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

ROGER GOODELL PRESS CONFERENCE

NFL FALL MEETING

NEW YORK

October 18, 2017

Roger Goodell: Good afternoon. Before I get to your questions, I’m pleased to announce that Dallas will be the host of the 2018 NFL Draft. I think you have a release on that. This is the first time we will be hosting the Draft at a stadium complex. We are excited by that. I want to take moment to thank both Chicago and Philadelphia for really doing an extraordinary job to raise the bar. They have set a new standard for the Draft, created a new experience for our fans that was extraordinary, and we are confident that Dallas will raise that bar even further. I’m happy to introduce Charlotte Jones Anderson who is going to give her view of what to expect in Dallas. Again, the ownership is very supportive and we are all very excited to be going to Dallas next April for the Draft.

Charlotte Jones Anderson: Thank you. On behalf of the Dallas Cowboys, the city of Dallas, the city of Arlington and the city of Frisco, we are so excited that the NFL has given us this opportunity to host the Draft in April of next year. We have had so many great civic leaders in Dallas, and across the area, from Arlington and beyond, that have really done a lot of hard work here, hopefully giving a lot of ideas to the staff at the NFL, to Peter and his team. We really think we have come up with an incredible idea and concept that will really make AT&T Stadium shine, but also will deliver a unique experience that is unlike anything that you have seen thus far at the NFL Draft. I think this is what the draft process is all about, it allows the cities to show their unique personality and hopefully invite not only fans from all over our region, in Dallas and the metroplex and beyond, but from those out of state. We welcome them to come to Dallas, to Arlington, to AT&T Stadium, to show their fandom and be a part of the Draft in April. You’ll see a little bit of a different variation of it when you get there. A lot of those surprises are in store and will be released throughout the next few months, but again we would like to thank all of those who worked hard on this, but most importantly the NFL for giving Dallas, the city of Arlington and AT&T Stadium the opportunity to host the Draft.

RG: We had a very productive set of meetings here in New York over the last couple of days. We had reports from various committees including the competition committee. We are very excited about the season that we have going on right now. We talked about the six weeks that we have played to date and the margin of victory. We talked about the penalties per game, game presentation and the changes that we have made and we also talked about officiating. There was a lot of very positive feedback on the game.

We also spent a great deal of time talking about our partnerships. We extended and expanded our partnership with Ticketmaster – which we think will be very fan-friendly and give our fans a better opportunity to buy tickets on a secure basis and on a greater platform, which I think will be very positive.

We had a report on our health and safety initiatives and the impact they are having on our game.

Lastly, we had a special visitor today, the commissioner of the NYPD, Jimmy O’Neill, and his chief of police, Terry Monahan. I have been in conversation with them for several months, so this has been quite a while in the making. We are trying to understand how we can continue to expand the relationships between our clubs, our players, our communities and the NFL. He was very helpful in giving us insight into what their initiatives are with the NYPD and the initiatives that are going on in other parts of the country. I saw those initiatives firsthand in Miami last week and in Philadelphia recently. The relationship between the players, our communities and law enforcement is very important to us. That was very helpful.

Yesterday I made a brief comment, but I’m sure there will be more questions about the meeting with players and owners. We also spent a great deal of time with our owners alone today discussing our efforts with our players. There is a great deal of support for the efforts that our players have identified. They not only support but recognize that these are important issues for our communities. They are American issues and certain things that we want as clubs and as the league that we want to support and be a part of and help lead with our players. I think those are the key issues.

I will tell you though, another issue we spent a great deal of time talking about this morning was how much we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. That is an important part of our policy, it’s also an important part of our game that we all take great pride in. It is also important for us to honor the flag and our country – our fans expect us to do that. That is something that we continued to focus on this morning. We are really talking about the opportunity that exists with our players to try to go and really make a difference in our communities in a positive way.

In response to your statement yesterday, the president this morning tweeted that both you and the league have disrespected the country – is he wrong about that? And if so, why?

RG: Like I said – we respect our country, we respect our flag and we respect our national anthem. I think if you look at our clubs and what they do on a daily basis, I think if you look at our players and what they did and how they participate in that. We all feel very strongly about our country, have pride and we will continue to do that.

How can you allow the president to bully the NFL when he has expressed support for flag burning?

RG: We are focusing on what we can do and we should be doing as the NFL. I think that we have a great opportunity here with our players to really work together and to try and make differences in our communities. There are things we all believe are necessary to do and that is what we are going to continue to do.

Citing the anthem protocol in the game operations manual – it’s not a rule but it’s a policy, why not make it a rule since fans seem to want it and the ratings seem to be down.

RG: We need to keep the focus on the fact that we believe that our players should stand for the national anthem. That is an important part of our game and an important moment and we believe in that. We also have to focus on the fact that we have six or seven players that are involved with the protest at this point and what we try to do is deal with the underlying issue and understand what it is they are protesting and what we can do to address that. The important thing for us is to be able to do that and take that opportunity to make real differences in our communities. That is really what will ultimately be the important aspect for us long-term. This is a long-term issue and we need to be sure that we do that in the right way.

Is the NFL image suffering?

RG: I understand the way our fans feel about this issue and we feel the same way – about the importance of our flag and the importance of patriotism. I also think our players feel the same way, they will state to you and they will state it to everyone publicly – they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag. However, they also understand how it is being interpreted and we are trying to deal with those underlying issues.

On the league’s response if a team disciplines a player for taking a knee:

RG: We just had two days of conversations with our owners and this was a fair amount of the conversation. I think our clubs all see this the same way – we want our players to stand and we are going to continue to encourage them to stand and we are going to continue to work on these issues in the communities. I can’t deal with hypotheticals right now, we will deal with those issues if they come up. But right now, that is our focus.

On the effect this is having on your sponsors and networks:

RG: We know how important this is to our sponsors, our partners and our licensees. It’s important to us also, so we all share that and we certainly are in great contact with them. They understand the issues. We want to make sure they understand what we are doing and if they can help us, we want them to help us in those issues. All of this is part of the ongoing effort and the understanding of one another, and making sure that we do the right thing in our communities and the right thing to support our players, but also do the right thing to make sure we get back to football. In the meantime, we hope people understand how important our country is and how important it is to make sure that we are doing things the right way to honor our country.

On your reaction to the lawsuit filed by Aaron Hernandez’ legal team and the accusation that the NFL is not informing its players about the risks of concussions:

RG: This is a matter of litigation, so that is something that is going to work its way through the litigation. There has been a great deal of focus on this issue of brain trauma. We’ve been through a great deal of litigation on this issue, and settled a major case on concussions. We will let the lawyers handle that.

When you talk about supporting your players, what form will that take? Some people think that if players really felt that the league is behind them, they would not take a knee. How is this going to manifest itself going forward, because you are putting the shield on the line when you get into sticky political and social debates?

RG: We are not afraid of the tough conversations. That is what we are having with our players. That’s what we had yesterday to make sure we understand one another and understand where they are coming from. Out of those discussions, they understand that the owners and the NFL really do care about their issues and what we can do to make their communities better. That is what dialogue is all about, listening and understanding so we can get that kind of understanding between different parties. That is what is complex about this, but that is why it’s really important to do because that is where real change happens. That is the opportunity for us in our communities.

Did players ask for anything in these meetings from league or ownership?

RG: We have had discussions with them for over a year. We have a very good understanding of the types of things they are interested in and how they can get support from the NFL to do that, and we want to do that. That could be in legislative matters, that could be in the community participating in ride-alongs to try to make sure we understand what is going on in different communities across the nation. The problems in one market are different than the problems in another market. That involves clubs and players getting together to make sure we truly understand what is going on in those markets. That is where we see a real impact.

One thing we have seen in the polling this week is that there is a big political divide: Republicans identifying as pro football fans are down 50%, Democrats only 3%. What is your reaction to that?

RG: We believe doing the right thing is what you ultimately have to do. Listening to our players and understanding our players, trying to address those underlying issues, and making our communities better is where the real opportunity is. That, long-term, is going to benefit us. That is what our focus is, and that is how we will deal with that.

What about that split between parties?

RG: I don’t think that surprises anybody. We are trying to stay out of politics. We are not looking to get into politics. What we are looking to do is continue to keep people focused on football.

You’ve been in discussion for over a year, more over the last two days – can you tell us how closer you are to resolving this today?

RG: The fact is, we have about half a dozen players that are protesting. We are hoping to continue to try and work and get that to zero. That is what we’d like to do. We want to make sure we are understanding what the players are talking about, and that is complex. I have personally taken the time to go on those ride-alongs, to go and figure out what are the things in our communities that our players are expressing. Our clubs have a much better understanding of that from the meetings over the last several weeks. To hear directly from those players and do the tough work, to try to understand what it is we need to accomplish together, that is where I think the real opportunity is with what is happening.

Did you come out of the meetings with an understanding that teams that have disciplined their players for not standing will not discipline them?

RG: No. We did not discuss that. It was not necessary. We had a real focus on making sure that all of our teams understood the kind of dialogue that took place, the kind of things that they were interested in getting support on, and there was complete support from the NFL, each club supporting their players, and continuing the dialogue we’ve had on the club level. I will tell you there is unprecedented conversations and dialogue going on between our players, between our owners, between our club officials, between the league, and that is a really positive change for us. We think that ultimately will pay dividends. ​

Do you understand what they are protesting and can you explain your understanding of that?

RG: Yes. They are very clear about it, and actually incredibly knowledgeable and articulate. They have spent the time to go out into their communities and talk about it. They truly understand it., whether they are talking about criminal justice reform, bail reform, mandatory sentencing. They are talking about changes that will make our communities better, where there is bipartisan support for across our nation. It is need-focused. They are talking about what we can do to support them to effectuate that legislative change. That is very positive. They are talking about equality issues – making sure we are doing everything we possibly can to give people an opportunity, whether it is education or economic, and what we can do to effectuate that. We believe that, with the players, we can help them and support them. Those are our issues – national issues, American issues – that are all important.

On whether you have communicated with President Trump or have plans to do so, and on pace of play — are you happy with it so far?

RG: On your first question, I have not. To the second question, we are very pleased with the pace of game changes. We have seen, in-particular what we call the double-ups, the thing that bothered me so much with the commercial format, we’ve seen a 90% reduction in that this year, which is good for our fans and good for the experience of watching an NFL game – whether you are in the stadium or on the television or on another platform. We said all along, this was not about reducing the length of games, it was the pace of the game. The 40-second clocks is an example of something we put in after the point after touchdown, and after the touchdowns, and had a real impact. Centralizing replay and bringing the surface tablets to the sidelines so the official can see it, all that has sped up what we consider down time. We don’t believe that this down time is attractive to our fans. We are happy with it, it’s only been six weeks so we have a ways to go, but we are continuing to see what we can do to keep pushing that and we believe that is good for the fan experience.

TRANSCRIPT WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

Week 7 in the NFL is here! What to look for

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 7

​CARDINALS CLIMBING CHARTS: Running back ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 134 yards with two touchdowns in his Arizona debut in the Cardinals’ 38-33 win over Tampa Bay in Week 6.

Peterson has 11,962 career rushing yards in 128 games. With 38 rushing yards on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, he would reach 12,000 career rushing yards in the fourth-fewest games in NFL history.

The players to reach 12,000 career rushing yards in the fewest games:

PLAYER TEAM(S) GAMES TO REACH 12,000 RUSHING YARDS
Jim Brown^ Cleveland 115
Eric Dickerson^ Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis 118
Barry Sanders^ Detroit 125
LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego 132
Emmitt Smith^ Dallas 133
     
Adrian Peterson Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona 128*
*Has 11,962 career rushing yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

​With a rushing touchdown on Sunday, Peterson, who has 99 career rushing touchdowns, will become the ninth player in NFL history with 100 career rushing touchdowns and would reach the mark in the fifth-fewest games.

​​The fewest games to reach 100 career rushing touchdowns:

PLAYER TEAM(S) GAMES TO 100 RUSHING TDS
LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego 93
Emmitt Smith^ Dallas 99
Jim Brown^ Cleveland 113
Shaun Alexander Seattle 119
Marshall Faulk^ Indianapolis, St. Louis 152
     
Adrian Peterson Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona 128*
*Has 99 career rushing touchdowns

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

With two rushing touchdowns on Sunday, Peterson will pass Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (100) and SHAUN ALEXANDER (100) for the seventh-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history.

The players with the most career rushing touchdowns in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER RUSH TDS  
Emmitt Smith^ Dallas, Arizona 164  
LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego, New York Jets 145  
Marcus Allen^ Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City 123  
Walter Payton^ Chicago 110  
Jim Brown^ Cleveland 106  
John Riggins^ New York Jets, Washington 104  
Shaun Alexander Seattle 100  
Marshall Faulk^ Indianapolis, St. Louis 100  
Adrian Peterson Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona 99  
Barry Sanders^ Detroit 99  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 138 receiving yards and a touchdown catch against Tampa Bay in Week 6. Peterson (99 career rushing touchdowns) and Fitzgerald (107 career receiving touchdowns) can become the first pair of teammates in NFL history with 100 rushing touchdowns and 100 receiving touchdowns, respectively.

Fitzgerald has 14,854 career receiving yards. With 81 receiving yards on Sunday, he will pass Pro Football Hall of Famer TIM BROWN (14,934) for sixth all-time in career receiving yards.

​The players with the most career receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER REC. YARDS
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle 22,895
Terrell Owens San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati 15,934
Randy Moss Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco 15,292
Isaac Bruce Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 15,208
Tony Gonzalez Kansas City, Atlanta 15,127
Tim Brown^ Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay 14,934
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 14,854
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

​– NFL –

SMOOTH SMITH: Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH passed for 246 yards with a touchdown and zero interceptions in the Chiefs’ Week 6 loss to Pittsburgh.

Smith has thrown at least one touchdown pass with zero interceptions in each of his team’s first six games to start the season, leading the Chiefs to a 5-1 record.

Smith, who faces Oakland on Thursday night, can become the second player in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown pass with no interceptions in each of his team’s first seven games of a season, joining MILT PLUM, who accomplished the feat for the 1960 Browns.

– NFL –

EVERY GAME EVERSON: Minnesota defensive end EVERSON GRIFFEN recorded a sack in the Vikings’ 23-10 win over Green Bay in Week 6.

Griffen, who has seven sacks this season, has recorded a sack in all six of Minnesota’s games. With a sack on Sunday against Baltimore, Griffen would become the sixth player to record a sack in each of his team’s first seven games to start a season since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.

The players to record a sack in each of their team’s first seven games of a season:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON
Dwight Freeney Indianapolis 2009
DeMarcus Ware Dallas 2008
Robert Mathis Indianapolis 2005
Shaun Ellis New York Jets 2003
William Fuller Philadelphia 1994
     
Everson Griffen Minnesota 2017*
*Six games

– NFL –

AMAZIN’ ANTONIO: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had eight catches for 155 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown catch with 3:24 remaining, in the Steelers’ 19-13 win at Kansas City last week.

Brown leads the league with 48 receptions for 700 receiving yards this season. With two receptions and 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Cincinnati, he would join WES WELKER (2011) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 50 receptions and 800 receiving yards through their team’s first seven games of a season.

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS RECEIVING YARDS  
Wes Welker New England 2011 57 824  
           
Antonio Brown* Pittsburgh 2017 48 700  
*Through six games  

– NFL –

ROOKIE RUSHERS: Kansas City running back KAREEM HUNT had 110 yards from scrimmage (89 receiving, 21 rushing) in the Chiefs’ Week 6 game.

With 115 scrimmage yards on Thursday, Hunt, who leads the NFL with 885 scrimmage yards, will become the second rookie in NFL history with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in his team’s first seven games of a season. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (1,045 in 1983) has accomplished the feat.

The rookies with the most scrimmage yards in their team’s first seven games of a season:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON SCRIMMAGE YARDS IN TEAM’S FIRST 7 GAMES  
Eric Dickerson^ Los Angeles Rams 1983 1,045  
Billy Sims Detroit 1980 991  
Ezekiel Elliott Dallas 2016 949  
Adrian Peterson Minnesota 2007 927  
Beattie Feathers Chicago 1934 919  
         
Kareem Hunt Kansas City 2017 885*  
*Through six games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Jacksonville running back LEONARD FOURNETTE rushed for 130 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, in the Jaguars’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. Fournette is the only rookie in NFL history with a touchdown run of at least 75 yards in consecutive games.

With two touchdowns at Indianapolis on Sunday, Fournette, who leads the NFL with six rushing touchdowns, will tie JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (eight in 1954) and BILLY KILMER (eight, 1961) for the third-most rushing touchdowns by a rookie through a team’s first seven games of a season.

The rookies with the most rushing touchdowns in their team’s first seven games of a season:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RUSHING TDS IN TEAM’S FIRST 7 GAMES
Eric Dickerson^ Los Angeles Rams 1983 12
Marcus Allen^ Los Angeles Raiders 1982 9
Billy Kilmer San Francisco 1961 8
John Henry Johnson^ San Francisco 1954 8
Many tied     7
       
Leonard Fournette Jacksonville 2017 6*
*Through six games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

50K CLUB: New York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING has 49,680 passing yards and 329 touchdown passes in 14 career seasons.

With 320 passing yards on Sunday against Seattle, Manning would become the seventh player in NFL history with 50,000 career passing yards.

The players with 50,000 career passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER PASSING YARDS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 71,940
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 71,838
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 67,432*
Tom Brady New England 63,541*
Dan Marino^ Miami 61,361
John Elway^ Denver 51,475
     
Eli Manning New York Giants 49,680*
*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

Dallas to host 2018 NFL Draft

 

AT&T Stadium in Dallas 2009 photo By Mahanga - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

DRAFT THEATER, FREE FAN FESTIVAL TO

TRANSFORM STADIUM AND OUTDOOR PLAZA

The 83rd NFL Draft will take place on April 26-28, 2018 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time in history that it will be held at an NFL stadium. The Draft site will encompass the field, stands, and outdoor plazas, creating an all-encompassing atmosphere and enabling more fans than ever before to watch their favorite team’s selections.

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL made the announcement today at the league’s annual Fall Meeting, following a review of the proposal by the Super Bowl & Major Events Advisory Committee and full ownership. This is the result of a comprehensive examination process over the past several months of plans submitted by various cities to host the 2018 NFL Draft.

“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” said Goodell. “We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality.”

As part of the event, the NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY DANNON® OIKOS® TRIPLE ZERO a free festival where fans of all teams can participate in football drills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy – will take over the plazas directly outside the stadium, transforming the area for attendees.

The NFL Draft returns to primetime with Round 1 on Thursday, April 26. Rounds 2 and 3 will feature members of the NFL LEGENDS COMMUNITY as well as to-be-announced special guests on Friday, April 27. Rounds 4-7 will conclude the event on Saturday, April 28.

Round 1 will include incoming prospects walking the red carpet before entering the NFL Draft theater, which will be constructed directly on the field. A portion of the stadium will be opened up for the public to attend. Interested fans can win seated tickets at no cost, and they may also participate in the festivities through the free NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero. Additional details will be released closer to the event.

The NFL Draft has grown into one of the biggest sporting events of the year. A record-breaking 250,000 fans attended the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, along with more than 1,800 accredited media who covered it. In total, the event generated more than $94 million in economic impact for the city, surpassing initial projections and supporting an estimated 30,000 local jobs.

Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft – broadcast live on ESPN and NFL Network – was the most-watched cable program of the week and the most-watched sports event of the week on both broadcast and cable networks. During its three days, Draft programming claimed five out of the top 10 spots among sports events, including the #1 spot.

DRAFT LOCATION HISTORY

Draft Location City
1936 Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
1937 Hotel Lincoln New York
1938 Hotel Sherman Chicago
1939 Hotel New Yorker New York
1940 Schroeder Hotel Milwaukee
1941 Willard Hotel Washington, D.C.
1942-44 Palmer House Chicago
1945-47 Hotel Commodore New York
1948 Hotel Fort Pitt Pittsburgh
1949-50 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel Philadelphia
1951 Blackstone Hotel Chicago
1952 Hotel Statler New York
1953-54 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel Philadelphia
1955 Warwick Hotel New York
1956 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel (Rounds 1-3) Philadelphia
Ambassador Hotel (Rounds 4-30) Los Angeles
1957 Warwick Hotel (Rounds 1-4) Philadelphia
Bellevue-Stratford Hotel (Rounds 5-30) Philadelphia
1958-61 Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
1962-64 Sheraton Hotel Chicago
1965-66 Summit Hotel New York
1967 Hotel Gotham New York
1968-71 Belmont Plaza Hotel New York
1972 Essex House New York
1973-74 Americana Hotel New York
1975 Hilton Hotel New York
1976-78 Roosevelt Hotel New York
1979 Waldorf New York
1980-83 Sheraton Hotel New York
1984-85 Omni Park Central Hotel New York
1986-94 Marriott Marquis New York
1995-2004 Theatre at Madison Square Garden New York
2005 Jacob Javits Convention Center New York
2006-2014 Radio City Music Hall New York
2015-16 Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University Chicago
2017 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia

 

 

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