You may want to check that helmet if you’re an NFL player this year.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced the results of an annual laboratory study to assess the performance of football helmets worn by NFL players.

Based on the results of this study and the opinions of the biomechanical experts involved, the NFL and NFLPA will prohibit 10 helmet models from being worn by NFL players. In previous seasons, NFL players could choose any helmet as long as the helmet passed current National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) certification standards. The prohibited helmets perform poorly in laboratory testing, have been discontinued by the manufacturer or were produced by companies no longer manufacturing football helmets. Six of these helmets are prohibited immediately. The other four may be worn by players who were using them in 2017 but may not be adopted by new players.

The results of the laboratory tests are displayed on a poster and shared with NFL players, club equipment managers, and club medical, training and coaching staffs to help inform equipment choices. Other factors, in addition to the ranking, should be considered by players when choosing a helmet, including fit, comfort, durability, player position and the player’s medical history. View the poster here:

The goal of the study, as in prior years, was to determine which helmets best reduced head impact severity under laboratory conditions simulating concussion-causing impacts sustained by NFL players during games. The helmet laboratory testing involved 34 helmet models—a survey of helmets used by NFL teams indicates that at least 98% of players are wearing helmet models that have been tested in this study.

The study continues to measure rotational velocity and acceleration as part of a combined metric to evaluate helmets. The NFL/NFLPA evaluation is the first of its kind to adopt rotational measures in its analysis.

The tests were conducted by an independent helmet testing laboratory, Biokinetics Incorporation of Ottawa, Canada. The study formulation, experimental design and data analysis were performed by biomechanical engineering consultants selected and appointed by the NFL and NFLPA. An independent biostatistician, Dr. Timothy McMurry, Assistant Professor of Biomechanics at University of Virginia, Department of Public Health Sciences, was retained to assist in the analysis of the data. The results were then presented to the NFL Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills and to the NFLPA and its Medical Director, Dr. Thom Mayer.

Note: the results of this study should not be extrapolated to collegiate, high school or youth football.

In other NFL head-related news…

The NFL has named Dr. Nicholas Theodroe as their chairman of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, a board of independent and NFL-affiliated physicians and scientists, including advisors for the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). The committee brings together some of the foremost experts in brain and spinal trauma to advise the league on neuroscience, concussion and other health and safety issues.

Dr. Theodore is the Donlin M. Long Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center. His research focuses on trauma, brain and spinal cord injuries, minimally invasive surgery and robotics. He has also served as the team neurosurgeon for the Arizona Cardinals and as a consultant to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Coyotes.

“At the NFL, we are grateful for the medical and scientific experts who shape our health and safety initiatives and I look forward to working with Dr. Theodore in his new leadership position,” Dr. Allen Sills, NFL Chief Medical Officer told the New York Times and USA Today. “His clinical expertise—in addition to his extensive experience in injury prevention—will further advance our commitment to player health and safety.”

“Dr. Theodore will be a dynamic leader of the Head, Neck and Spine Committee at a time when significant progress is being made in injury surveillance, athlete care and scientific research,” said Jeff Miller, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. “He will build on the substantial work of the previous leaders and further advance the health and safety of our sport.”

Under Dr. Theodore’s leadership, he and other experts who volunteer their time on the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee will continue to advise the NFL on medical policies, procedures and protocols, in addition to identifying and recommending medical research that impacts the health and safety of NFL players. The committee also analyzes injury data and proposes interventions, creates and supervises focused research groups with specific goals and aims to improve public education and advocacy for enhanced sports safety.

The NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee developed the NFL Game Day Concussion Diagnosis and Management Protocol in 2011, which is reviewed each year to ensure players are receiving care that reflects the most up-to-date medical consensus on the identification, diagnosis and treatment of concussions. In March, the Concussion Protocol was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), which marked the first sports league protocol of its kind to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Until June 2016, Dr. Theodore was the Volker K. H. Sonntag Endowed Chair and Chief of the Spine Section in the Division of Neurological Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked on the development of Barrow BrainbookÓ, a statewide concussion education program in Arizona.

Dr. Theodore graduated from Cornell University and attended medical school at Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors. After completing his internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dr. Theodore served as a Senior General Medical Officer with the United States Marine Corps in Okinawa, Japan. After completing his neurosurgical residency and fellowship in spinal surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in 2001, he served as Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, overseeing the largest neurosurgery complement in the Navy.

Dr. Theodore is actively involved in the area of preventative medicine within neurosurgery. He is the former Medical Director and President of the ThinkFirst Foundation, a national injury prevention and educational organization focused on brain and spinal injuries.

About the NFL’s Health and Safety Initiatives: The NFL is committed to advancing progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. As part of the NFL’s ongoing health and safety efforts, in September 2016, Commissioner Goodell launched Play Smart. Play Safe.—a league-wide health and safety initiative. At the heart of the initiative is a pledge of $100 million in support for independent medical research and engineering advancements and a commitment to look at anything and everything to protect our players and make our game safer, including enhancements to medical protocols and improvements to how our game is taught and played. For more information about the NFL’s health and safety efforts, please visit http://www.PlaySmartPlaySafe.com.

For more information on the NFL’s medical committees, please visit:

https://www.playsmartplaysafe.com/resource/nfl-medical-committees-overview/

For more information on the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, please visit https://www.playsmartplaysafe.com/resource/nfl-head-neck-and-spine-committee/

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The NFL announced that more than 1,600 football fans from across the country are heading to the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington to receive an exclusive on-the-field experience. Hand-selected by each of the 32 clubs to serve as their Draft ambassadors, these dedicated fans will sit in the “Inner Circle,” a newly-created team area where they will watch the event directly in front of the NFL Draft Theater on the field of AT&T Stadium.

The “Inner Circle” – which is being established for the first time at any Draft event – will feature team rivalry zones, chances for fans to celebrate the team selections with NFL players and Legends, and opportunities to showcase team spirit on national television. Each club designated more than 50 dedicated and loyal fans to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Prior to the start of the selection process on Thursday and Friday nights, a roll call of all 32 teams within the Inner Circle will be taken, allowing fans to show off their enthusiasm. Teams will provide “Inner Circle” fans with t-shirts, rally towels, foam fingers, flags and more and they will also receive an LED lanyard that will light up in team colors when their club is on the clock.

In addition, on Thursday night, some of these lucky fans will be visited by their newest team members after they are selected on stage. On Friday, fans in the “Inner Circle” will be joined by NFL Legends who will greet them on-the-field and take photos.

Fans without seated tickets to this free event are still able to register for a chance to attend by downloading the NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass app and checking in at the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero®, which is free and open to the public. Registered fans who attend the experience will have the opportunity to be upgraded into the theater as seating becomes available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A sampling of the “Inner Circle” Ambassadors is available below.

Arizona Cardinals: Local season ticket members in the Texas area will receive scarves and be joined by team cheerleaders.

Atlanta Falcons: Fans selected from The Cast fan club will be led in procession with a team drum.

Baltimore Ravens: Season ticket members will be joined by cheerleaders and Poe, the team mascot.

Buffalo Bills: Members of the local chapter of Bills Backers fan club will participate and receive foam fingers, rally towels and t-shirts.

Dallas Cowboys: Members of the Dallas Cowboys United Fan Club will rally behind their team and receive rally towel and pom-poms.

Green Bay Packers: Local season ticket members and fans will be given “Cheesehead” hats to wear during the event.

Indianapolis Colts: Fans from local booster clubs and members of the team’s women’s fan club will be on-site with t-shirts and flags.

New England Patriots: Season ticket members and local fan club members will receive thunder sticks and be joined by Patriots Legends.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Members of Steelers Nation Unite fan club will waive their Terrible Towels from the field.

Philadelphia Eagles: Local fans will receive light-up sticks waved during the Championship parade.

San Francisco 49ers: Texas-based booster club members are receiving wristbands that light up when their team makes a selection.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Local Bucs fans holding foam pirate swords will cheer on their team.

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28. The event will be held for the first time at an NFL stadium, enabling more fans than ever before to watch their favorite team’s selections. Additional information is available at NFL.com/Draft.

NFL Network and FOX announced the Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light primetime broadcast schedule for the 2018 NFL season today.

The 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule features 11 games on FOX which will be simulcast on NFL Network and two NFL Network exclusive games.

The 2018 Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off Week 2 when Baltimore visits the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 13 in an AFC North divisional matchup exclusively on NFL Network. All Thursday Night Football games will kick off at 8:20 p.m. Eastern.

The 2018 Thursday Night Football slate of games on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network begins Week 4 when the Los Angeles Rams host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, September 27 in a matchup of two playoff teams from 2017. This year marks the first year of a five-year partnership with FOX to broadcast Thursday Night Football games.

In addition to the 13 Thursday Night Football games, NFL Network will televise a Week 8 International Series matchup from London (Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville), a Week 15 Saturday doubleheader (Houstonvs. New York Jets and Cleveland vs. Denver) and a Week 16 Saturday doubleheader with matchups to be determined.

FOX will produce all 18 games on NFL Network this season, which feature 10 playoff teams from 2017, including the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles.

2018 NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE
Week 2: Thursday, September 13 (NFL Network) – Baltimore at Cincinnati
Week 3: Thursday, September 20 (NFL Network) – New York Jets at Cleveland
Week 4: Thursday, September 27 (FOX/NFL Network) – Minnesota at Los Angeles Rams
Week 5: Thursday, October 4 (FOX/NFL Network) – Indianapolis at New England
Week 6: Thursday, October 11 (FOX/NFL Network) – Philadelphia at New York Giants
Week 7: Thursday, October 18 (FOX/NFL Network) – Denver at Arizona
Week 8: Thursday, October 25 (FOX/NFL Network) – Miami at Houston
Week 8: Sunday, October 28 (NFL Network) – Philadelphia at Jacksonville (London)
Week 9: Thursday, November 1 (FOX/NFL Network) – Oakland at San Francisco
Week 10: Thursday, November 8 (FOX/NFL Network) – Carolina at Pittsburgh
Week 11: Thursday, November 15 (FOX/NFL Network) – Green Bay at Seattle
Week 13: Thursday, November 29 (FOX/NFL Network) – New Orleans at Dallas
Week 14: Thursday, December 6 (FOX/NFL Network) – Jacksonville at Tennessee
Week 15: Thursday, December 13 (FOX/NFL Network) – Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City
Week 15: Saturday, December 15 (NFL Network) – Houston at New York Jets
Week 15: Saturday, December 15 (NFL Network) – Cleveland at Denver
Week 16: Saturday, December 22 (NFL Network) – Teams TBD
Week 16: Saturday, December 22 (NFL Network) – Teams TBD

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The who your team is playing and where was announced last January, while most of the country was shovleing snow and shivering. You wondered when your team would play and even wondered if they were going to be on Thursday, Sunday or Monday night.

Football fans, your wait is over.

Your patience has been rewarded, Grasshopper.

The National Football League announced the 2018 regular season schedule Thursday night and fans could not be happier.

The season begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game, as the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia
Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6 in an NFC Dvivisional rematch at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.

Week 1 is a FOX national weekend with key games on Sunday, September 9 featuring Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys traveling to Charlotte to face off against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers at 4:25 p.m. and Seattle visiting Denver at 4:25 p.m. Week 1 matchups on CBS include the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. and the Los Angeles Chargers hosting Kansas City at 4:05 p.m. Week 2 represents the first CBS national weekend with doubleheader games showcasing Oakland traveling to the Mile High City for a matchup with Denver at 4:25 p.m. and the Patriots visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars at 4:25 p.m.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football gets underway on September 9 when the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears at 8:20
p.m. at Lambeau Field in the 195th regular-season meeting between the storied franchises. Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 10 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. Detroit hosts the New York Jets at 7:10 p.m. in the Motor City in the first game followed by the Los Angeles Rams visiting Oakland in the nightcap at 10:20 p.m.

ESPN will televise one game each Monday night in Weeks 2-16. There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season
weekend (Week 17) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs. And fans will get to go to bed at a decent hour as prime time kickoffs will now be earlier – Thursday kickoffs that were at 8:25 p.m. will now be at 8:20 p.m., Sunday night games kick off at 8:20 instead of 8:30 and Monday games will now have an 8:15 kickoff, up 15 minutes from last year’s 8:30 p.m. start. Plus, as an added feature, all 32 teams are scheduled for at least one prime time game either on Thursday, Sunday or Monday night games (fans in Cleveland can rejoice).

FOX will kick off their Thursday Night Football package in Week 4 with a showdown of NFC playoff teams, as
Minnesota visits the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 8:20 p.m. on FOX/NFLN. FOX will
broadcast 11 Thursday Night Football games between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night), with those games also
being simulcast via NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes. In addition, NFL Network will exclusively
televise seven games this season, with FOX producing the full slate of 18 games.

A select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed
games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today and other “cross-flexed” games will be decided
during the season.

The regular season will conclude with Week 17 on Sunday, December 30. For the ninth consecutive year, all 16 games
scheduled for Week 17 are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications.

Other highlights of the schedule include:

Nine games in the 2018 regular season will feature a rematch from the 2017 postseason. In Week 2, Jacksonville hosts Tom Brady and New England at EverBank Field in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game at 4:25 p.m. on CBS and the Vikings travel to the City of Brotherly Love in a week five meeting, a rematch of the 2017 NFC Championship Game at 4:25 p.m. on FOX.

Fans of Thanksgiving Day football weren’t left out as Turkey Day features a trio of divisional matchups on Thursday, November 22. 2018 marks only the second time since 1970 (2014) that the holiday has featured exclusively divisional matchups. The first game will send the Bears to Detroit to face the Lions at 12:30 p.m. on CBS, Dallas hosts Washington in an NFC East matchup in Arlington at 4:30 p.m. on FOX and the Turkey Day festivities conclude with an NFC South showdown as Atlanta and Matt Ryan travels to New Orleans to face Drew Brees and the Saints in the Big Easy on NBC at 8:20 p.m.

As for games outside of the United States, the NFL’s international slate includes three games in London – occurring in three consecutive weeks (Week 6-8) – and one in Mexico City. English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is the site of the first game of the 2018 London Series schedule in Week 6 on Sunday, October 14, as Oakland hosts Seattle at 1 p.m. on FOX. The following week, action returns to Wembley Stadium as the Los Angeles Chargers host Tennessee on Sunday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. on CBS and the series on the other side of the pond concludes in Week 8 with Jacksonville hosting Philadelphia at Wembley on Sunday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m. on NFL Network and for the third consecutive season, the NFL will return to Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca. On Monday, November 19 (the Monday before Thanksgiving), the Los Angeles Rams host Kansas City in the historic venue on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.

The NFL’s 32 teams will each play 16 games over 17 weeks. Byes will begin in Week 4 and end in Week 12.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no
more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only
Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night
game would be moved to an afternoon start time. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before
the game.

Flexibility for Saturday games in Weeks 15 and 16 is also part of the 2018 schedule. In Week 15, there will be two games
played on Saturday on NFL Network: Houston at the New York Jets and Cleveland at Denver, with the game times of 4:30
PM ET and 8:20 PM ET to be determined. In Week 16, two of four possible matchups will be scheduled for Saturday:
Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville at Miami, the New York Giants at Indianapolis or Washington at
Tennessee. Start times and Saturday games for Week 15 and 16 will be announced no later than following Week 8, with
the non-Saturday games to be played on Sunday.

For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 30. The schedule does
not list a Sunday night game in Week 17 but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.

Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance
to play their way into primetime. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday or Monday nights.

The playoffs will include four division winners and two wild cards from each conference. The playoffs begin with Wild Card
Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6. The two division winners with the best records in each conference will
earn first-round byes.

Wild Card Weekend winners join the top two division champions in each conference in the Divisional Playoffs on Saturday
and Sunday, January 12-13. The AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 20. The winners meet two weeks later on Sunday, February 3 in Super Bowl LIII at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium (CBS).

The NFL is the only sports league that presents all regular-season and postseason games on free, over-the-air television
in local markets. All postseason games are televised nationally. Westwood One will broadcast on radio all NFL primetime games, the three Thanksgiving Day games and the entire NFL playoffs.

For ticket information, fans may visit http://www.nfl.com/tickets.

Note – Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD.

2018 National Football League Regular Season Schedule (All times Eastern)

Week 1
Thursday, September 6
ATLANTA at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, September 9
Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p,m. on FOX
Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, September 10
New York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. on ESPN
Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m. on ESPN

Week 2

Thursday, September 13
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, September 16
Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p..m. on FOX
Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizonat at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, September 17
Seattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 3

Thursday, September 20
New York Jets at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, September 23
New Orleans at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New England at Detroit, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, September 24
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 4

Thursday, September 27
Minnesota at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, September 30
Cincinnati at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. on FOX
Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on CBS
Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on FOX
Miami at New Engalnd, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

Monday, October 1
Kansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 5 (Byes: Chicago and Tampa Bay)

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Indianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, October 7, 2018
ATLANTA at Pittsubrgh, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m on FOX
Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Denver at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Houston, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, October 8, 2018
Washington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 6 (Byes: Detroit and New Orleans)

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Philadelphia at New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Networ

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Indianapolis at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at Oakland, 1 p.m. on FOX (London)
Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at New England, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, October 15, 2018
San Francisco at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 7 (Byes: Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Seattle)

Thursday, October 18
Denver at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, October 21
Tennessee at Los Angeles Chargers, 9:30 a.m. on CBS (London)
New England at Chicago, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Miami, 1 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
New Orleans at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Washington, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m, on NBC*

Monday, October 22
New York Giants at ATLANTA, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 8 (Byes: ATLANTA, Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee)

Thursday, October 25
Miami at Houston, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, October 28
Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on NFL Network (London)
Baltimore at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Chicago, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New Orleans at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, October 29
New England at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 9 (Byes: Arizona, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New York Giants and Philadelphia)

Thursday, November 1
Oakland at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, November 4
ATLANTA at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, November 5
Tennessee at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 10 (Byes: Baltimore, Denver, Houston and Minnesota)

Thursday, November 8
Carolina at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, November 11
ATLANTA at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Miami at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on FOX
Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, November 12
New York Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 11 (Byes: Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, New York Jets and San Francisco)

Thursday, November 15
Green Bay at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, November 18
Dallas at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, November 19
Kansas City at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN (Mexico City)

Week 12 (Byes: Kansas City and Los Angeles Rams)

Thursday, November 22
ATLANTA at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. on CBS
Washington at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. on FOX

Sunday, November 25
Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
New England at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, November 26
Tennessee at Houston, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 13

Thursday, November 29
New Orleans at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, December 2
Baltimore at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on CBS
Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at New England Patriots4:25pFOX
San Francisco at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, December 3
Washington at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 14

Thursday, December 6
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Sunday, December 9
ATLANTA at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
New England at at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Denver at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Oakland, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, December 10
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 15

Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network

Saturday, December 15
Houston at New York Jets, 4:30 p,m or 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network
Cleveland at Denver, 4:30 p.m. or 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, December 16
Arizona at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on FOX
Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tennessee at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on CBs
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, December 17
New Orleans at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 16

Saturday, December 22
Game TBD, 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network
Game TBD, 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network
New York Giants at Indianapolis, Time and Network TBD
Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers, Time and Network TBD
Jacksonville at Miami, Time and Network TBD
Washington at Tennessee, Time and Network TBD

Sunday, December 23
ATLANTA at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Chicago at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOx
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. on NBC*

Monday, December 24
Denver at Oakland, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN

Week 17

Sunday, December 30
ATLANTA at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Jets at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

It’s a chance for coaches to evaulate rookies and free agents.

It’s also a chance for fans to see their teams for the first time since last January.

While these don’t count, it’s also a chance to work on those tailgating skills.

Even though it’s preseason, are you ready for some football?

The NFL announced Wednesday that they have finalized its 65-game 2018 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally-televised games. Start times will be announced later and the 2018 regular season schedule will come out after the draft.

The 2018 preseason will kick off on Thursday, August 2 on NBC at 8 p.m. in Canton, Ohio when Chicago faces off against  Baltimore in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game. NFL Network will also provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live or re-aired broadcasts of all 65 games.

The following is the complete 2018 NFL preseason national television, along with the week-by-week schedule:

2018 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Times listed are Eastern)

Thursday, August 2
NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio: Chicago vs. Baltimore, 8 p.m. on NBC

Preseason Week 2 (August 16-20)

Thursday, August 16
New York Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. on ESPN

Monday, August 20
Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. on ESPN

Preseason Week 3 (August 23-26)

Thursday, August 23
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m. on FOX

Friday, August 24
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on CBS

Saturday, August 25
New Orleans at Los Angeles Chargers, 8 p.m. on CBS

Sunday, August 26
Cincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m. on NBC

2018 NFL PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 2
Chicago vs. Baltimore

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 9-13
ATLANTA at New York Jets
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona
Los Angees Rams at Baltimore
Carolina at Buffalo
Chicago at Cincinnati
Minnesota at Denver
Tennessee at Green Bay
New Orleans at Jacksonville
Houston at Kansas City
Tampa Bay at Miami
Washington at New England
Cleveland at New York Giants
Detroit at Oakland
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Dallas at San Francisco
Indianapolis at Seattle

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 16-20
Kansas City at ATLANTA
Miami at Carolina
Buffalo at Cleveland
Cincinnati at Dallas
Chicago at Denver
New York Giants at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Green Bay
San Francisco at Houston
Baltimore at Indianapolis
Seattle at Los Angeles Chargers
Oakland at Los Angeles Rams
Jacksonville at Minnesota
Philadelphia at New England
Arizona at New Orleans
Tampa Bay at Tennessee
New York Jets at Washington

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 23-26
ATLANTA at Jacksonville
Cincinnati at Buffalo
New England at Carolina
Kansas City at Chicago
Philadelphia at Cleveland
Arizona at Dallas
San Francisco at Indianapolis
New Orleans at Los Angeles Chargers
Houston at Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore at Miami
Seattle at Minnesota
New York Giants at New York Jets
Green Bay at Oakland
Tennessee at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Tampa Bay
Denver at Washington

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 30-31
Miami at ATLANTA
Denver at Arizona
Washington at Baltimore
Buffalo at Chicago
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Cleveland at Detroit
Dallas at Houston
Green Bay at Kansas City
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans
New England at New York Giants
New York Jets at Philadelphia
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco
Oakland at Seattle
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Tennessee

The NFL announced a new broadcast arrangement in which NFL Network and FOX will team up to simulcast live coverage of Rounds 1-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Additionally, the league has expanded its partnership with ESPN/ABC whereby ESPN2 will supplement ESPN’s coverage of Round 1 with a separate and unique college-themed production in addition to a simulcast of ESPN’s live coverage of Rounds 4-7 airing on ABC.

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The expanded coverage gives the NFL Draft its largest audience reach ever and marks the first time ever that the entirety of the live three-day event will air on broadcast television.

Live streaming of the 2018 NFL Draft coverage will be available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com. Fans can also stream the live 2018 NFL Draft through FOX Sports and the ESPN App, available for subscribers of the networks’ participating TV providers.

The chart below provides a comprehensive look across both linear and digital channels where live coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft will be available:

Draft Round, Time and and Where to Watch (all times listed are Eastern Daylight)

Round 1: Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. NFL Network, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; NFL, FOX Sports and ESPN digital properties

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on NFL Network, FOX, ESPN/ESPN2; NFL, FOX Sports and ESPN digital properties

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 28 at Noon on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN; NFL and ESPN digital properties

“The NFL Draft is a unique event on the NFL calendar where the promise and excitement of the future is universally felt among fans, players and clubs,” said Brian Rolapp, Chief Media and Business Officer, NFL. “Fan interest in the NFL Draft grows year after year, and we are excited for the opportunity to meet that demand with expanded draft coverage including a record six television networks, while deepening the relationship with our trusted broadcast partners ESPN and FOX.”

NFL Draft coverage simulcast on NFL Network and FOX will be produced by NFL Network and feature co-branding, as well as a mixed team of NFL Network and NFL on FOX on-air personalities. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, three-time Super Bowl champion and FOX’s lead game analyst for NFL coverage Troy Aikman joins live coverage of Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft, alongside NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah and Stanford head football coach David Shaw. Additionally, FOX’s lead college football game analyst Joel Klatt joins pre-draft coverage of Rounds 1-3, as well as live coverage of Rounds 2-3 on Friday, April 27, which also features NFL Network/FOX talent Charles Davis and Peter Schrager and NFL Network’s Chris Rose.

“The opportunity for FOX to help shape the stories that are told around such an energetic and optimistic time for NFL fans is definitely a place we want to be,” said Mark Silverman, President, FOX Sports National Networks. “Using Troy and Joel, two of the best analysts in the business, serves the NFL Draft audience in a new and fresh way.”

In its 39th consecutive year presenting the NFL Draft, ESPN’s coverage will include a first in 2018 as College GameDay – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – will make its first visit to the NFL Draft. On Thursday, April 26, a special two-hour College GameDay from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on ESPN, which ESPN) will originate from the NFL Draft Experience outside AT&T Stadium prior to Round 1, part of ESPN’s unprecedented 26 consecutive hours of NFL Draft coverage leading into Round 1. Then at 8 p.m., GameDay will be part of ESPN2’s college-themed viewing option of Round 1, supplementing the traditional pick-by-pick coverage on ESPN. On Friday, April 27, GameDay will have another one-hour special at 5 p.m. before the draft telecast of Rounds 2-3 airs on ESPN/ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ESPN Deportes will also carry a Spanish-language telecast of Round 1, while Rounds 2-3 will air in Spanish on ESPN3.

“ESPN has presented the NFL Draft for nearly 40 years and we take great pride in finding new and exciting ways to continue to elevate and differentiate our coverage,” Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling told the Hartford Courant, USA Today and NFL Network. “The draft is the perfect intersection of college football and the NFL, so giving fans the opportunity to experience Round 1 through the lens of College GameDay makes perfect sense. Building off the success of our NFL Wild Card and Pro Bowl simulcasts, we are also excited to present the NFL Draft on ABC for the first time with Saturday’s coverage of Rounds 4-7.”

The 2017 NFL Draft on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 delivered a combined 2.9 HH rating and 4.6 million viewers across NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2, up +2% and +6% respectively versus 2016. The 4.6 million viewers between NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 made the 2017 NFL Draft the second most-watched NFL Draft behind 2014.

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on smartphones through the NFL app, as well as other digital platforms through Watch NFL Network on tablet (Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

ABOUT FOX SPORTS: FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

ABOUT ESPN: ESPN, Incorporated, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Based in Bristol, Connecticut, with 4,000 employees (7,000 worldwide) ESPN Plaza includes 950,000 square feet in 16 buildings on 123 acres (116 contiguous), with additional office space (400,000 sq. ft.) rented nearby. The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Incorporated, an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

In other NFL draft news…

With the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, the journey to Dallas and the 2018 NFL Draft continues with the return of Path to the Draft and NFL Mock Draft Live on NFL Network.

NFL Network announced that airing Monday-Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern on NFL Network, Path to the Draft provides in-depth analysis of all the top prospects, in-studio appearances and live interviews, reports from Pro Days around the country and more leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft in Dallas (April 26-28).

NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks), Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks), Charles Davis (@CFD22), Brian Billick (@CoachBillick), Curtis Conway (@CurtisConway80) and Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly), along with former UCLA head coach Jim Mora who coached top quarterback prospect Josh Rosen, join hosts Rhett Lewis (@RhettNFL) and Colleen Wolfe (@ColleenWolfeNFL) to delve into all 32 NFL teams’ needs, break down which players can help each team and discuss where in the draft teams can select the players to help them next season. Additionally, NFL Network’s draft expert Mike Mayock (@MikeMayock) travels to top Pro Days to provide on-location analysis and interviews.

Path to the Draft re-airs nightly at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Eastern.

NFL Mock Draft Live airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern, leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Each week, NFL Mock Draft Live releases and debates a new Mock Draft from NFL Network’s team of analysts and experts. Host Cole Wright (@ColeWrightNFL) is joined by Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Charley Casserly, Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) and Maurice Jones-Drew (@MJD) on the one-hour show.

NFL.com’s College Football 24/7 (NFL.com/cfb, @NFL_CFB) offers comprehensive draft coverage, featuring the latest mock drafts, positional rankings and Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 50 prospect list, as well as news stories surrounding the top prospects.

Available on NFL.com/cfb right now:

Mike Mayock’s 2018 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: http://tinyurl.com/y86l4556
Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock Draft: https://tinyurl.com/yb8uuh9e
Bucky Brooks’ Mock Draft: https://tinyurl.com/ydxm46aw
Charles Davis’ Mock Draft: http://tinyurl.com/yb2zrlsc
Charley Casserly’s Mock Draft: https://tinyurl.com/yajaes33
Peter Schrager’s Mock Draft: https://tinyurl.com/ycbt9b4b
Lance Zierlein’s Mock Draft: http://tinyurl.com/yc7lhwdh
Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 50 Prospects: http://tinyurl.com/y84wa3ka
Bucky Brooks’ Top 5 Prospects by Position: http://tinyurl.com/yb2tra7y

Each episode of Path to the Draft and NFL Mock Draft Live – as well as all NFL Network programming – is available on smartphones and various connected devices through the NFL app; on tablet through the NFL, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps; and on PCs at NFL.com/watch). For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on smartphones through the NFL app, as well as other digital platforms through Watch NFL Network on tablet (Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

The 2018 NFL Draft – coming to Texas on April 26-28 – will take place at an NFL stadium for the first time, enabling more fans than ever to view their favorite team’s selections in-person and enjoy the league’s largest free football festival. NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly and Dallas Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson released details today about the many free opportunities available to fans at the event.

“The 2018 NFL Draft represents our most ambitious vision yet and we are thrilled to take the event to another level this year for our fans, incoming players, and teams,” O’Reilly told the Dallas Morning News and USA Today. “By collaborating closely with the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Sports Commission, we are creating a record number of free experiences and enabling the largest live audience ever to view the NFL Draft.”

“We are thrilled to host the 2018 NFL Draft and bring together football fans from not only Texas, but also the entire country,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. “There is already so much excitement in the community for this incredible event, which will deliver a unique experience that is unlike anything fans have seen thus far.”

“For those who believed last year’s NFL Draft created an amazing atmosphere, just wait until this year’s event,” said Pearson. “From incredibly passionate Dallas Cowboys fans, to the largest free football festival in league history, the 2018 NFL Draft will be the biggest and best one yet. No doubt about it.”

2018 NFL DRAFT

The NFL is creating a larger-than-life atmosphere by transforming the areas inside and outside of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL DRAFT THEATER will be built on the stadium’s field, creating opportunities for more fans than ever to watch the event live and in-person.

More than 250,000 fans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have registered over the past 22 days for the chance to win free seated tickets inside the theater. That record-breaking number represents a 50% percent increase over last year and the highest sign-up total for any Draft event over the same time period.

New this year, all 32 teams will send some of their most passionate fans to sit in the “INNER CIRCLE,” an exclusive area for select fans to watch the 2018 NFL Draft from seats on the field. This special area features team rivalry zones, chances to celebrate the picks with NFL players and Legends and opportunities to showcase team spirit on national television.

SELECTION SQUARE DRIVEN BY HYUNDAI will be located inside the NFL Draft Theater and feature team tables where representatives from each club will make their Draft selections throughout the three days.

NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO®: The free NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero® will transform the outdoor plazas of the stadium, creating an exciting atmosphere. Spanning the size of nearly 26 football fields, fans of all ages and teams may participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.

By registering for Fan Mobile Pass, fans will enjoy an enhanced experience at the 2018 NFL Draft, receive a personal scan code giving them exclusive access to NFL Draft Experience attractions, and have the chance to receive standby tickets to the NFL Draft Theater.

Hours of Operation
Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 from Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Games (Fan Mobile Pass Required)

Combine Corner:

Vertical Jump: Jump as high as you can and hit the corresponding flag to discover your vertical reach just like at the NFL Scouting Combine.40-Yard Dash: Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall.

Hail Mary: Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.​

NFL Training Camp: Race through a series of obstacles and train like a pro.

Touch Pass: Master one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback by throwing the ball on an arc over a defensive player and into a net.

FedEx Air Challenge: Test your passing accuracy on specially designed targets.

NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®

Gear Up & Go: Try on NFL equipment and feel what it’s like to get dressed for gameday.

Kids’ Extra Point Kick: Test your ability to kick a field goal through scaled down NFL uprights.

Kids’ Long Snap: Test your ability to snap the ball like a pro.

Kids’ Quarterback Challenge: Test your passing skills.

NFL PLAY 60 App Station: Run, jump and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.

NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course: Race through agility drills just like the pros and test your high jump abilities, leap over obstacles and bob and weave through mini tackling dummies.

NFL RUSH Gameday: Experience gameday with an app designed for kids to play fun games, customize their own avatars, watch videos and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams.

Play Football Field presented by Danimals®: Watch and learn from USA Football coaches and play NFL FLAG football. On-field clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Daily clinics open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 from Noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additional Attractions:

Cowboys On-Field Experience: Visit NFL Draft Experience on Saturday, April 28 for the opportunity to go on the field for unique experiences and photos. Due to high demand, fans are encouraged to register ahead of time at NFL.com/FanMobilePass.

Vince Lombardi Trophy: Fans may take their photo with one of the five Super Bowl trophies from the Dallas Cowboys.

Locker Room: Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of a real NFL pregame inside our video tunnel.

Pepsi NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity: As you enter NFL Draft Experience, find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken by a Pepsi brand ambassador. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.

Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini: Get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends.

NFL Museum: The NFL Museum features:

Hall of Fame memorabilia
Hall of Fame Inductee Bronze Busts
Jerry Jones
Michael Irvin
Troy Aikman
Tom Landry
Deion Sanders
Emmitt Smith
Roger Staubach
Tony Dorsett

Hall of Famous

Get your own bronze bust digitized at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit.

Full collection of 51 Super Bowl rings

Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy

George S. Halas NFC Championship Trophy

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

College Football Corner: View College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former Round 1 Draft picks and Cowboys Legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from your favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.

NFL Draft Set: Visit the official NFL Draft set and take your spot behind the podium.

ESPN Set: Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience.

NFL Network Desk: Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the 2017 Draft.

NFL Draft Experience Tailgate: Enjoy selections from some of North Texas’ best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.

Music Stage: Visit the stage featuring appearances by NFL team mascots, cheerleaders and drumlines and local musical talent.

Bud Light Ice House: The hottest place to drink the coldest beer and cheer on your team at the NFL Draft.

NFL Auction: Stop by the NFL Auction in the NFL Museum for giveaways and chances to win NFL instant prizes by checking in with your Fan Mobile Pass.

View game worn and signed memorabilia available only on the NFL Auction website and learn about the charities and foundations that the NFL and NFL Auction support.

Look Like A Pro: Step inside a uniformed body-cast mold bearing the insignia of your favorite NFL team and have a friend snap your photo.

NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa: Stop by NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike jerseys, the official 2018 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and exclusive Draft gear.

NFL Virtual Reality: Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology.