Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 4:32 PM EDT Jun 4, 2019 Allen Park — It's a topic that seems to come up every few years. Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went back to the well, suggesting the league should consider reducing its preseason schedule from the current four-game standard. "I feel what we should be doing is always to the highest quality, and I'm not sure preseason games meet that level right now," Goodell said on Monday while participating in a charity golf outing. "I'm not sure, talking with coaches, that four preseason games is necessary anymore to get ready for a season to evaluate players, develop players," he said. "There are other ways of doing that, and we've had a lot of discussions about that." With the increasing trend of joint practices, starting players are seeing less time than ever in preseason contests. Last year, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford sat out both the first and fourth … [Read more...] about Talk of reducing NFL preseason arises again
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The Red Sox will finally make their trip to the White House this week. Or at least some of them. President Donald Trump will welcome the 2018 World Series champions Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., following the team’s three-game series in Baltimore this week, White House officials announced last Friday. The midseason celebration in the Rose Garden comes a few months later than initially scheduled and without several of the individuals most responsible for last year’s historically successful season, including manager Alex Cora. Cora, a Puerto Rico native, who has objected to Trump’s treatment of the U.S. island territory in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, first announced his decision to skip the event in a written statement Sunday to Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper, El Nueva Día: “Puerto Rico is very important to me. During the winter I spent a lot of time back home, visiting my family and friends. Unfortunately, we are still struggling, still … [Read more...] about What to know about the Red Sox trip to the White House this week
Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 1:40 pm CDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 AP Photo/Jason Behnken The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face a daunting road trip in 2019 — a seven-week stretch that features games against four elite teams on the road, a trip to London, and a bye week. All told, the Bucceneers will have 49 days between home games at Raymond James Stadium. Mike North, NFL senior director of broadcast planning and scheduling, told SiriusXM that he would like to "take another shot at that Tampa Bay schedule," if he could. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. On Wednesday NFL teams released their schedules for the 2019 season. The travel demands of any NFL team can be grueling, but for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2019 is looking like an unlucky break. After a home game in Week 3 against the Giants, the Buccaneers will not play again in Raymond James Stadium until Week 10. During that stretch, Tampa Bay will spend 49 days away from their home stadium, … [Read more...] about The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go 49 days without playing a home game and the man in charge of making the NFL schedule said he’d ‘love to take another shot’
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:44 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 The NFL is set to release its 2019 schedule at 8 p.m. Wednesday, though surely several games will leak ahead of time once team personnel get it in their hands. For now, here's what we know: Detroit Lions' 2019 opponents are set The NFL has a scheduling format it follows every year that makes knowing the opponents easy. The Lions play home and away against each of their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and face the AFC West and NFC East this season. Because they finished last in their division last year, the Lions also play the last-place team in the NFC West (the Arizona Cardinals) and NFC South (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). The Lions' entire home schedule includes games the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Bucs, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. On the road, they face the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, … [Read more...] about NFL schedule release: Who will Detroit Lions play Week 1?
With Rob Gronkowski retired, Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson gone, and other lingering question marks at wide receiver and tight end, it appears likely the Patriots will take at least one pass-catcher in the NFL Draft. New England has already signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wide receiver Bruce Ellington, and re-signed wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, but it’s always looking to expand its arsenal. The Patriots hosted several players in Foxborough this week, some of them fresh out of college and others very familiar faces. The pass-catchers include veteran Demaryius Thomas, A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel, Noah Fant, Jace Sternberger, and Jalen Hurd. They also brought in quarterbacks Will Grier and Daniel Jones, along with longtime running back T.J. Yeldon. New England is also reportedly scheduled to host receivers N’Keal Harry and Miles Bowkin. Each team is allowed 30 prospect visits leading up to the draft. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin explains that just … [Read more...] about Here’s who the Patriots brought in for workouts this week