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NHL gives update on Player activity and movement during Paused Season

NEW YORK (March 16, 2020) – The National Hockey League today announced the following update regarding Player activity and movement during season pause:


  • Effective immediately, Players can opt to return home (outside of the Club’s home city, including outside of North America, to the extent flights are available).


  • The self-quarantine period should continue within the Player’s home through and including Friday, March 27, unless a longer period may be required in accordance with local mandates related to travel. Players should continue to report immediately any symptoms or testing results to Club medical staff.


  • At the end of the self-quarantine period, and depending on world developments between now and then, consideration will be given to allowing the opening of Club facilities to Players in scheduled and coordinated small groups for voluntary training and care of the Players on the same basis as in the off-season.


  • Our objective will be that, in addition to continuing regular updates, we will be able to provide high-level guidance on the potential of opening a training camp period roughly 45 days into the 60-day period covered by the CDC’s directive.



Brown Football makes history by hiring Heather Marini as QB’s coach; first female position coach in Division I

Football 3/16/2020

Providence, R.I. -  Brown Football announced on Monday that Heather Marini has been promoted to Quarterbacks Coach, becoming the first female position coach in Division I football. Marini joined the  football coaching staff in 2019 as the Bears’ Offensive Quality Control Assistant Coach.

“Heather has earned the coaching position,” said Brown head coach James Perry. ”In one season with our program, Heather has done a great job for us.  She has proven through her efforts in the office every day with us in an off-the-field role that she’s ready to run the quarterback room.”

Heather Marini

As a position coach in charge of quarterbacks, Marini will work with one of the most prolific offensive units in the nation and specifically with Brown’s talented quarterbacks group, led by senior First Team All-Ivy quarterback EJ Perry, who led the nation and set an Ivy League record for total offense in 2019 and was a finalist for the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Player of the Year.

Coach Perry has been a longtime advocate of promoting women into the college football coaching ranks.

“For the past three years, I’ve been fortunate to have three different women on my staffs, also including Phoebe Schecter and Sue Lizotte,” said Perry.  ”Promoting Heather to our Quarterback Coach makes us a stronger program and I know she will be a pioneer in the expanding roles women have in collegiate football.”

Marini joined Brown’s coaching staff shortly after attending her first Women’s Careers in Football now held at the NFL combine. Prior to coaching at Brown, Marini worked with the New York Jets as a summer scouting specialist.

A native of Australia, Marini earned a Bachelor of Emergency Health from Monash University and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. She worked with the Monash Warriors Gridiron Club as the head coach for three seasons and Quarterbacks Coach/Coaching Development for three years.

Marini also played competitively for Gridiron Victoria Women’s Tackle Football where she was the Rookie of the Year and First Team All-State, and Monash Warriors Women’s Gridiron, where she was the team’s offensive MVP, captain and quarterback.



NFL teams up with charitable partners to provide free educational resources during COVID-19 School Closures

​​First phase of support and relief efforts will provide online learning tools for students in grades K-12, teachers and parents

The NFL and several of its charitable partners have made digital education and wellness resources available for free for teachers, parents and students across the country to utilize during this unprecedented time when alternate forms of learning are needed, it was announced today.

These resources provide additional opportunities to learn outside of school as millions of students across the country are displaced from their classrooms.

The NFL family is taking a first step to rally together to help those who need it most during this time and will be announcing additional relief efforts and financial support shortly. During this past season, the NFL asked our fans and communities to huddle together and give back as part of Huddle for 100. There is no more important time than now to continue this critical message.

“We know this is a difficult and uncertain time across our nation, including for millions of parents like me with young kids at home, looking to keep them active and educated. We want students, teachers and parents to know there are options for them at home,” said ANNA ISAACSON, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, NFL. “Alongside our partners, we’ve made a number of digital education resources available for anyone who may need them immediately when learning and teaching is extremely critical.”

As part of this first phase of support, outlined below are the resources the NFL and its partners have made available for free:

American Heart Association and Discovery Education – NFL PLAY 60

  • NFL PLAY 60 Virtual Field Trip – To check out previous episodes visit
    • The NFL PLAY 60 Virtual Field Trip is an all access pass to behind the scenes of Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Huddle Up and Get Moving with NFL players, cheerleaders, American Heart Association volunteers and students.
  • NFL PLAY 60 App – Available in the App Store or on Google Play
    • With the NFL PLAY 60 App take real steps to move in the game, explore your surroundings and collect characters to build your ultimate team for competition. See your rank on the leaderboard as you run, jump, dance, catch and see your players do the same.
  • Family Activities – simple ways to encourage daily physical activity to keep everyone healthy.
  • Discovery Education Resources
    • To help schools and the communities they serve maintain continuity of learning in the event of prolonged school closures due to the Coronavirus, Discovery Education has created a three-pronged response. The elements of our response are as follows:
      • For U.S. schools or school systems that are not currently using Discovery Education resources, but are experiencing closures due to the Coronavirus, Discovery is offering free access to Discovery Education Experience through the remainder of the school year. To request access to Discovery Education Experience, principals and superintendents of affected school or school districts are encouraged to fill out the Experience Access Request form.
      • Discovery Education has created a special channel within Discovery Education Experience—the Viruses and Outbreak Channel—featuring digital content that helps educators discuss the Coronavirus outbreak with students. This content includes timely updates on what the Coronavirus is, information on how infectious diseases spread, and essential guidelines for staying healthy. Schools and school systems with access to Discovery Education Experience can find these resources here.
      • Discovery has worked with their content partners to make the Viruses and Outbreak Channel available to the communities our U.S. school systems serve so that parents, caregivers, and other adults have the same access to the materials children are being taught in schools. If you are a Discovery Education partner and are interested in obtaining a login for the Viruses and Outbreak Channel that you can send to members of your community, please fill out the Experience Access Request form.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • MyFuture
    • MyFuture ( is BGCA’s mobile-friendly social platform with access to over 185 Boys & Girls Club program activities in areas such as STEM, leadership and the arts. With MyFuture, kids and teens can learn new skills, connect with their friends, and earn recognition and rewards in a safe and fun online environment. While anyone can access the 45-minute activities available, BGC Members can also earn digital badges and share their completed projects with the online MyFuture community. Currently, youth can earn badges in Digital Literacy Essentials, Media Making, Computer Science, Leadership, Visual Arts, Lyricism 101, Ultimate Journey, SMART Girls, Positive Club Climate and DIY STEM.
  • YD Toolbox
    • The YDToolbox mobile app ( helps Youth Development Professionals, Educators and Caregivers provide quick and engaging learning experiences focused on supporting young people’s social and emotional development. These tools help caring adults to build communities with youth, spark meaningful conversations and maximize learning. Download the app for free on the Google Play or Apple stores by searching for “YDToolbox,” or access it on your computer at Once downloaded, click on Quick Tools for access to community builders, conversation starters, energizers and reflection questions.

Character Playbook – United Way and EVERFI

  • The NFL, in partnership with United Way Worldwide, is providing access to Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships & Mental Wellness Basics, two innovative digital learning experiences for middle and high school students to support remote learning. Visit to access the below courses.
  • Powered by digital education leader EVERFI, Healthy Relationships uses evidence-based strategies to educate students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships during these critical years.  The six-module course takes 2-3 hours to complete and meets National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies, and Common Core State Standards.
  • Character Playbook: Mental Wellness Basics, is a digital program designed to help educators foster mental wellness in their classrooms and equip students with lifelong mental wellness skills.  Mental Wellness Basics is intended for high school students and is being made free for the time being. This course, also powered by EVERFI, meets National Health Education Standards (NHES) and State Academic Health Standards. The four-module course takes approximately one hour to complete, and covers topics including Mental Health Basics and Healthy Coping Skills. Tips for teen mental wellness are also available.

The Cooper Institute

  • For teachers who are still delivering online instruction, our videos explaining aerobic capacity, muscular fitness, and body composition are always available on the FitnessGram site:
  • The Cooper Institute has also compiled a playlist of videos from our library of Fit Tips to give students, parents and teachers fitness activities they can do at home. Visit the YouTube playlist here:
  • For the latest in youth fitness news and helpful resources during this time, visit the FitnessGram website, and sign up for our youth newsletter for more information.

Fuel Up to Play 60 / America’s Dairy Farmers / GENYOUth

  • At-Home Health and Wellness Resources:
    • Fuel Up to Play 60 has curated digital, at-home health and wellness content to deploy across its channels:, Fuel Up to Play 60 app and its national database of Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors. These resources will help make tools to lead healthy lifestyles outside of the school building more accessible for students and teachers.

Youth Football & At-Home Coaching

  • USA Football
    • Football Development Model 60 Ways to Play Guide: This guide is an interactive resource that uses basic exercises and programs to develop physical literacy. The exercises and games teach fundamental movement sills in an engaging manner, creating fun experience for participants.
  • InSideOut Initiative
    • To provide a sense of ongoing community and connection with high school student-athletes, the InSideOut Initiative will push out bi-weekly messages to high school administrators and coaches that contain ideas, best practices and curriculum to stay connected and engaged with students.  Follow @ISOInitiative for more information.
    • Parents can visit

      to learn how we can collectively help create a fun and enriching sports experience for high school student-athletes.

306: African-American History

  • EVERFI and the NFL are providing 306: African-American History, a digital education program created by EVERFI that shares stories of African-American accomplishments in the arts, science, academia and sports, to high school students free for the time being. Visit for access to the course.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,600 clubs serve 4.7 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach.  Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult members, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at or on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Cooper Institute

Established in 1970, The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting life-long health and wellness worldwide through research and education and advocacy. By improving public health, The Cooper Institute helps people lead better, longer lives now and Well. Into the Future. To learn more, visit

About EVERFI, Inc.

EVERFI is an international technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 30 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, EVERFI powers community engagement in a sustained manner to empower individuals and organizations to make an impact within their communities.  The Company also convenes Networks to bring together financial institutions, colleges and universities, and some of the largest corporations to leverage insights and connections to drive impact. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.

About Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. As a result of the program, 14 million students are making better food choices and 18 million are more physically active. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit to learn more.

About GENYOUth

GENYOUth is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers students to create a healthier future for themselves and their peers by convening a network of private and public partners to raise funds for youth wellness initiatives that create healthier school communities. We believe that all students are change-agents who deserve the opportunity to identify and lead innovative solutions that positively impact nutrition, physical activity, and student success. GENYOUth’s flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, enrolls over 73,000 U.S. schools, reaching over 38 million students in nearly 10 years of operation. For more information about Grab and Go breakfast cart sponsorships or to make a donation to GENYOUth, visit or contact Eric Slutsky, Director of Integrated Communicatioent, 646-461-3056

About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 8.1 million donors worldwide and $4.8 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

About USA Football

USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance, unify and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.  To learn more, visit




NFL Free Agency 2020 Questions & Answers


Q.  When does the 2020 free agency signing period begin?

A.   At 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 18.

Q. When is the two-day negotiating period for potential unrestricted free agents?​

A.  12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 16 until 3:59:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 18, clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract                      negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon expiration of their 2019 player contracts at 4:00              p.m. ET on March 18.

Q.  What are the categories of free agency?

A.    Players are either “restricted free agents” or “unrestricted free agents.”  A restricted free agent may be subject to a “qualifying offer.”  A restricted or ​unrestricted free agent may be designated by his prior club as its franchise player or transition player.

Q.  What is the time period for free agency signings this year?

A.    For restricted free agents, from March 18 to April 17.  For unrestricted free agents who have received the May 4 tender from their prior club, from March 18 to July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later).  For franchise players, from March 18 until the Tuesday following Week 10 of the regular season, November 17.  For transition players, from March 18 until July 22.  After July 22 and until 4 p.m. ET on the Tuesday following Week 10 of the regular season, November 17, the prior club has exclusive negotiating rights to unrestricted free agents and transition players.  If the above-listed players do not sign by November 17, they must sit out the season.

Q.  What is the difference between a restricted free agent and an unrestricted free agent?

A. In the 2020 league year, players with three accrued seasons who have received a qualifying offer become restricted free agents when their contracts expire at the conclusion of the 2019 league year on March 18.  Unrestricted free agents have completed four or more accrued seasons.  Upon expiration of his 2019 contract, an unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any club with no draft-choice compensation owed to his old club.

Q.  What constitutes an “accrued season”?

A.  Six or more regular-season games on a club’s active/inactive, reserve/injured or reserve/physically unable to perform lists.

Q. How do the free agency rules apply to restricted free agents?

A.    If a player with three accrued seasons has received a “qualifying offer” (a salary tender predetermined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players) from his old club, he can negotiate with any club through April 17.  If the restricted free agent signs an offer sheet with a new club, his old club can match the offer and retain him because the qualifying offer entitles it to a “right of first refusal” on any offer sheet the player signs.  If the old club does not match the offer, it may receive draft-choice compensation depending on the amount of its qualifying offer.  If an offer sheet is not executed on or before April 17, the player’s negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club.  In addition, prior to the start of free agency a player who would otherwise be a restricted free agent may be designated by his old club as its franchise player or transition player.

Q. What are the right of first refusal/qualifying offer amounts for players who have completed three accrued seasons?

A.    For right of first refusal only, a one-year salary of at least $2,133,000.  ​​

For right of first refusal and compensation at the player’s original draft round, a one-year salary of at least $2,133,000 or 110 percent of the 2019 Paragraph 5 salary, whichever is greater.

For right of first refusal and compensation of one second-round draft selection, a one-year salary of at least $3,259,000 or 110 percent of the 2019 Paragraph 5 salary, whichever is greater.

For right of first refusal and compensation of one first-round draft selection, a one-year salary of at least $4,641,000 or 110 percent of the 2019 Paragraph 5 salary, whichever is greater.

For right of first refusal and compensation of only one first-round draft selection, but any provision in the new club’s offer sheet waiving or limiting the new club’s ability to designate the player as a franchise or transition player is not a principal term and need not be matched by the prior club, a one-year salary of at least $5,141,000 or 110 percent of the 2019 Paragraph 5 salary, whichever is greater.

Q.  What determines an unrestricted free agent?

A.    A player with four or more accrued seasons whose contract has expired.  He is free to sign with any club, with no draft-choice compensation owed to his old club, through July 22 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later).  At that point, his negotiating rights revert exclusively to his old club if by May 4 the old club tendered the player a one-year contract for 110 percent of his prior year’s salary.  His old club then has until the Tuesday following Week 10 of the regular season (November 17) to sign him.  If he does not sign by that date, he must sit out the season.  If no tender is offered by May 4, the player can be signed by any club at any time throughout the season.

Q.  What determines a franchise player?

A.  The salary offer by a player’s club determines what type of franchise player he is: exclusive or non-exclusive.  ​

An “exclusive” franchise player – not free to sign with another club – is offered the greater of (i) the average of the top five salaries at the                        player’s position for the current year as of the end of the restricted free agent signing period on April 17; or (ii) the amount of the required tender for        a non-exclusive franchise player, as explained below.

Article 10, Section 2(a)(i) of the CBA sets forth the methodology, known as the “Cap Percentage Average,” for calculating the required tender for           a non-exclusive franchise player:​

The Nonexclusive Franchise Tender shall be a one year NFL Player Contract for (A) the average of the five largest Prior Year Salaries for players at the position . . . at which the Franchise Player participated in the most plays during the prior League Year, which average shall be calculated by: (1) summing the amounts of the Franchise Tags for players at that position for the five preceding League Years; (2) dividing the resulting amount by the sum of the Salary Caps for the five preceding League Years . . . ; and (3) multiplying the resulting percentage by the Salary Cap for the upcoming League Year . . . (the “Cap Percentage Average”) . . . ; or (B) 120% of his Prior Year Salary, whichever is greater . . . .

If a club extends a required tender to a “non-exclusive” franchise player pursuant to this section, the player shall be permitted to negotiate a player contract with any club, except that draft-choice compensation of two first-round draft selections shall be made in the event he signs with a new club.

Q.  How many franchise players and transition players can a team designate each season?

A.   A club can designate one franchise player or one transition player among its potential restricted or unrestricted free agents.

Q.  Can a club decide to withdraw its franchise or transition designation on a player?

A.    Yes.  A club can withdraw its franchise or transition designation, and the player then automatically becomes an unrestricted free agent, either immediately if the tender is withdrawn after the start of the 2020 league year, or when his 2019 contract expires if the tender is withdrawn before the start of the 2020 league year.

Q.  What is the salary cap for 2019?

A.  The salary cap is $198,200,000 per club.

Q.  When must teams be in compliance with the salary cap?

A.  At the start of the 2020 league year, which begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 18.

Q.  If a team is under the salary cap at the end of a given season, can the team “carry over” room to the next season?

A.    Yes.  A team may carry over room from one league year to the following league year by submitting notice to the NFL prior to 4:00 p.m. ET on the day following the team’s final regular-season game, indicating the amount of room that the club wishes to carry over.

Q.  What is the maximum amount of room that a club can carry over?

A.   A club can carry over 100 percent of its remaining 2019 room to its adjusted salary cap for 2020.




NFL, NFLPA announce changes to off-season programs for players










NFL and NFLPA Delay Off-Season Programs Indefinitely; Issue Additional Procedures for Free Agent Travel and Medical Examinations; Restrict Access to Club Facilities

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today announced that, following discussions with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and consultations between the medical teams for the NFL and NFLPA, and based on coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from public health officials, NFL clubs will delay indefinitely the start of their off-season programs.  In addition, special procedures will be in place for the start of the new League Year until further notice.

Off-Season Programs

The parties will continue to follow the guidance of medical and public health professionals, including their respective medical advisors. As a result, Off-Season Team Activities will not commence on April 6 for teams with new head coaches and April 20 for all other clubs. The parties will periodically meet and reassess the public health situation to determine an appropriate start date for any offseason team activities and other related considerations as this situation develops.

Over the course of the next several weeks, NFLPA Medical Director Dr. Thom Mayer and NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills—in consultation with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON), and other league and NFLPA advisors on infectious disease control—will develop a standard set of protocols for clubs to implement regarding facility cleaning and maintenance, equipment preparation, steps to identify player and staff who may be at elevated risk, and other preventive measures.

Free Agent Travel and Medical Procedures

During the upcoming free agency period, which begins on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, NFL clubs may not bring any free agent player to a club facility or other location to meet with club personnel. Further, club personnel, including members of the club medical staff, may not travel to any location to meet with or conduct a medical examination of a free agent player.​

The NFL and NFLPA are developing protocols that will provide clubs with opportunities to review a free agent player’s medical records from his prior club(s) and to arrange for a free agent player to have a medical exam in the player’s home city or at another nearby location.  These steps are consistent with those announced last Friday for club contact with draft-eligible college players.

Access to Club Facilities

As a further step to address issues relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), NFL clubs will close their facilities to players, other than those undergoing medically-supervised rehabilitation and treatment, for the next two weeks.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said: “It is our responsibility to work together and protect the health, safety and well being of everyone in our business. Nonetheless, public safety is paramount during this national emergency and we will continue to work with the NFL, medical experts and seek guidance from federal agencies to adjust our business practices accordingly.”

Commissioner Goodell said: “Based on the most recent guidance provided by leading health officials, and in consultation with the NFLPA and both our and the union’s medical advisors, we believe this is the appropriate way to protect the health of our players, staff, and our communities. We will continue to make decisions based on the best advice from medical and public health experts and will be prepared to make further modifications as needed.”




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