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They spend time on air talking aobut football. This week, NFL Network will be honoring them.

Honoring some of the NFL’s greatest legends, including three of their own analysts, NFL Network will provide seven hours of live Pro Football Hall of Fame coverage Saturday, August 5 from Canton, Ohio beginning at 4 p.m. (All times listed are Eastern)

Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls will be highlighted by the induction of three NFL Network analysts, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Terrell Davis. With these inductions, NFL Network doubles its number of Hall of Famers to six total (Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin) – far surpassing the number of Hall of Fame analysts on staff at any other network in the industry.

Tomlinson, Warner and Davis will be welcomed to the hall alongside fellow inductees Kenny Easley, Jason Taylor, Morten Andersen and Jerry Jones during the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony which airs live on NFL Network at 7 p.m.

Coverage will kick off on Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m. with Players Only: Hall of Fame. The one-hour program features a discussion with NFL Network’s six Hall of Fame analysts – Tomlinson, Warner, Davis, Faulk, Sanders and Irvin – about their time in the NFL and what they are most looking forward to about the Enshrinement ceremony.

On Friday at 9 p.m., NFL Network will air the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony, followed by a look back at the most iconic career moments of 2017’s Hall of Fame Class during a special edition of Eternal Red Zone at 10 p.m At 10:30 p.m., Tomlinson, Warner and Davis visit training camps of their former teams in Back 2 Camp, followed by a live edition of NFL Total Access at 11 p.m.

On Saturday, August 5, coverage begins at 4 p.m. with Hall of Fame Saturday from Canton, Ohio. Host Rich Eisen, Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci and Steve Wyche anchor the three-hour show.

Featured on the three-hour show:

The moment Hall of Fame President David Baker knocked on the doors of LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Terrell Davis to welcome them to the Hall Tomlinson, Warner and Davis take an introspective look back at their careers

A live interview with the ‘Cowboys Triplets’ Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin as they reflect on the legacy of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

An in-depth look at how the football life of Jerry Jones intersected with history

Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre shares his memories about the Packers’ rookie quarterback who was cut from the practice squad in 1994, Kurt Warner

A debate on current players who could enter the Hall of Fame now and those that still have work to do

Discussion on the running back who deserves induction next

After the show, a special live edition of NFL Total Access airs recapping the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.

NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated morning show Good Morning Football will air live from Canton, Ohio Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m., with Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt.

Fans can watch NFL Network’s Hall of Fame coverage on their smartphone through NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as other digital platforms through Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, 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).

Digitally, VOD content of all eight enshrinements will be available, as well as a collection of the best Hall of Fame speeches from previous years. Additionally, Around the NFL writers will provide written pieces on each enshrinee.

Tomlinson played 11 seasons in the NFL (San Diego Chargers and New York Jets), amassing 13,684 career rushing list – fifth most in NFL history – as well as 145 rushing touchdowns and 17 receiving touchdowns. Tomlinson spent nine of his 11 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2006 after setting the NFL’s single-season rushing touchdown record (28).

A two-time league MVP, Warner played 12 seasons in the NFL (St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals), amassing 32,344 career passing yards and 208 passing touchdowns. In 1999, Warner led the Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Davis played eight seasons with the Denver Broncos, amassing 7,607 career rushing yards and 60 rushing touchdowns. A two-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos, Davis was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1998 after rushing for 2,008 yards.

2017 Pro Football Enshrinement Ceremony – Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m. Eastern

At 7 p.m., NFL Network provides live coverage of the 2017 Pro Football Enshrinement Ceremony.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 presenters:

INDUCTEE (PRESENTER, RELATIONSHIP)
Morton Andersen (Sebastian Andersen, Son)
Terrell Davis (Neil Schwartz, Agent & Friend)
Kenny Easley  (Tommy Rhodes, High School Coach)
Jerry Jones (Gene Jones, Wife)
Jason Taylor (Jimmy Johnson, Dolphins Coach)
LaDainian Tomlinson (Lorenzo Neal, Chargers Teammate)
Kurt Warner (Brenda Warner, Wife)

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The National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that a record number of Hall of Famers and youth will participate in Enshrinement Week festivities to celebrate the beginning of the 2016 football season. Enhanced youth-focused activities will include a youth football clinic led by Hall of Famers and local high school athletes to kick off the NFL’s “Play Football” Month, a nationwide celebration of youth and high school football players.

Major enhancements have been made to the Hall’s 17th annual “First Play” event which took place this morning. A chain of 2,500 children passed a football along a three-mile route, starting in downtown Canton where the NFL was founded in 1920 to the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Seven Hall of Famers – Elvin Bethea, Joe DeLamielleure, Mike Hayers, Paul Krause, James Lofton, Warren Moon and Andre Reed – the most ever in the history of First Play, will participate at the opening ceremony and join the children along the route before ending on the front steps of the Pro Hall of Fame. The “last pass” will be made by 8-year-old, Brett Rybarczyk from Cleveland, Wisconsin, who was named after Class of 2016 inductee Brett Farve.

The NFL will kick off Play Football Month with a special event and youth football clinic as part of the special Enshrinement Week festivities. Play Football Month celebrates the values of the game and recognizes the efforts and contributions of youth and high school football players and coaches across the country as they prepare to embark on the exciting journey of a new season. Throughout the preseason, the league and its 32 clubs will highlight the talent, character, values and achievements of football players, past and present, on and off the field.

Play Football events will include participation from Hall of Fame President David Baker, NFL Senior Director of Youth and High School Football and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion Roman Oben, and several Hall of Famers, including Mel Blount, Franco Harris, Warren Moon, John Randle, Andre Reed and Andre Tippett.

More than 600 children will participate in a Play Football Clinic on Thursday, including the Ryan Football team from Miami, Florida, the 2015 NFL FLAG National Champions in the 13-14 Division. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of football as well as the character and values it builds in all who play the game. Hall of Fame greats will lead football skills and drills alongside coaches and varsity football players from Canton’s McKinley High School. The clinic will take place at the new National Football & Youth Sports Complex, part of Hall of Fame Village, a $500 million development project of the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast programming is deeply rooted in the Hall’s Mission to “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE!” The Play Football Clinic is one of the many ways that the Hall works with the NFL to recognize and celebrate the core values learned from the Game – commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence – that help build character in all areas of life.

For more information on Play Football Month, visit playfootball.com and join the conversation using #letsplayfootball.

ABOUT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro
Football Hall of Fame’s Mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience the exciting museum that chronicles America’s most popular sport. Millions more are reached through the Hall of Fame’s 100-plus special events held annually outside Canton and through the multiple nationally broadcast programs focused on the selection of the newest Class of Enshrinees – Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr., Tony Dungy, Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel – and the Enshrinement Weekend (August 4-7, 2016).

Now in its fourth year of traveling, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a large-scale traveling exhibition that presents a panoramic view of pro football’s story and includes hundreds of artifacts from the Hall’s expansive collection. Gridiron Glory is showcased at Virginia Historical Society from May 28-September 4, 2016. From there it will travel to the Minnesota History Center Museum in Minneapolis/St. Paul and then for three-month stays at various museums and cultural institutions through 2019. Enshrinees from the Class of 2016 along with numerous other Hall of Fame members will receive the spectacular Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence by Kay® Jewelers during ceremonies held in NFL stadiums during the 2016 NFL regular season. The Hometown Hall of Famer™ program presented by Ford honors Hall of Fame heroes with a program and permanent plaque to honor the Hall of Famer’s hometown support. Now in its 4th year, the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence honors 20 high school students nationally for excellence in community service, academics and athletics. Construction on HOF Village, a $500 million development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.

For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF

It’s Back to work!

Back to sweating, lifting weights, meetings, running the same play over and over again, sleeping in dorms, fighting those rookies and free agents for jobs.

It’s time to go to camp.

Bring the bug spray and hydrate.

It’s a chance for rookies to shine, for veterans coming off an injury to prove they’ve still got it and for free agents to hook on with a team, even if it’s on the special teams. It’s new coaches and staffs seeing what their teams look like on the field in practice and pre-season games.

It’s also the time of year where tempers will be tested and there will be fights among teammates and players that don’t make the cut will be released with the words “coach wants to see you and bring your playbook.”

NFL clubs will begin their on-field preparations for Kickoff 2016 this week, starting with the New Orleans Saints when their rookies report. The Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions rookies will head to camp on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, respectively.

The Green Bay Packers, who will take on the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. on ESPN), will be the first team with a full squad in camp when their rookies and veterans report on Monday, July 25. By Saturday, July 30, every NFL team will be in camp.

This year, more than half the league (19 of 32, 59 percent) will be “staying home” for training camp. In 2000, only five of 31 (16 percent) teams stayed close to home.

“It’s a great set-up here at home,” says Eagles first-year head coach Doug Pederson of the team conducting training camp at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia. He told the Philadelphia Enquirer, “I like the idea of doing it right here in our backyard where we are comfortable. That part makes it nice. You can come right in off the practice field and your film is ready to go. And the way the setup is here, it’s awesome.”

The numbers may prove home-base popularity is a growing league-wide trend but there are still teams employing the “old-time” philosophy of encamping away.

The Rams are one of the teams that “come together” away from home (University of California – Irvine in Irvine, California), as they return to Los Angeles in 2016 for the first time in two decades.

“We look forward to training at UCI in preparation for the 2016 season,” says Rams head coach JEFF FISHER. “Their facilities are top-notch and we’re excited to welcome our fans to their campus and also to the Coliseum as we gear up for the start of the season,” he told the Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV.

The NFL training camp longevity king? The Packers, who return for their 59th consecutive summer at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Here’s a look at the number of NFL teams that stayed home for training camp since 2000:

YEAR – NFL TEAMS WITH HOME TRAINING CAMPS (PCT.)
2000 – 5 of 31 (16%)
2001 – 5 of 31 (16%)
2002 – 7 of 32 (22%)
2003 – 12 of 32 (38%)
2004 – 12 of 32 (38%)
2005 – 15 of 32 (47%)
2006 – 13 of 32 (41%)
2007 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2008 – 14 of 32 (44%)
2009 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2010 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2011 – 19 of 32 (59%)
2012 – 18 of 32 (56%)
2013 – 19 of 32 (59%)
2014 – 18 of 32 (56%)
2015 – 20 of 32 (62.5%)
2016 – 19 of 32 (59%)

The longest active NFL training camp tenures:
TEAM – TRAINING CAMP, CITY (YEARS)
Green Bay Packers – Saint Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin (59)
Minnesota Vikings – Minnesota State, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota (51)
Pittsburgh Steelers – Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (51)

Following is the training camp list of sites and rookie and veteran reporting dates:

AFC
Baltimore Ravens: Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland (Rookies 7/22; Veterans 7/27)
Buffalo Bills: St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York (Rookies 7/28; Veterans 7/29)
Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/28)
Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Training Complex in Berea, Ohio (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Denver Broncos: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre in Englewood, Colorado (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
Houston Texans: Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, Texas (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/25)
Indianapolis Colts: Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana (Rookies and Veterans 7/26)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Practice Fields at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Kansas City Chiefs: Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/29)
Miami Dolphins: Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New England Patriots: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
New York Jets: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Oakland Raiders: Napa Valley Training Complex in Napa, California (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/28)
Pittsburgh Steelers: Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/28)
San Diego Chargers: Chargers Park in San Diego, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tennessee Titans: Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)

NFC
Arizona Cardinals: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Carolina Panthers: Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Chicago Bears: Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Dallas Cowboys: River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Detroit Lions: Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, Michigan (Rookies 7/23; Veterans 7/28)
Green Bay Packers: St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin (Rookies and Veterans 7/25)
Los Angeles Rams: University of California at Irvine in Irvine, California (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/29)
Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New Orleans Saints: The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia (Rookies reported 7/20; Veterans 7/27)
New York Giants: Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
Philadelphia Eagles: NovaCare Training Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
San Francisco 49ers: SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/30)
Seattle Seahawks: Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, washington (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Washington Redskins: Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virgnia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)

Note: The first official practice of training camp for each club at the site designated above is generally held the day after the veteran reporting date.

2016 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE (All time Eastern)

Sunday, August 7
NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio – Green Bay vs. Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Preseason Week 1 (August 11-15)

Saturday, August 13
Dallas at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Preseason Week 3 (August 25-28)

Thursday, August 25
Atlanta at Miami, 8 p.m. (NBC)

Friday, August 26
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday, August 27
Tennessee at Oakland, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, August 28
San Diego at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, August 28
Arizona at Houston, 4 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. (NBC)

The pre-season schedule is not even out but we already know who will play in Canton in August.

The National Football League announced that the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game. The preseason classic is set for Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Colts and Packers will close out the 2016 Enshrinement Weekend one day after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Longtime Packers quarterback Brett Farve and the Colts’ former head coach Tony Dungy and wide receiver Marvin Harrison are among the eight-man class that was recently elected to the Hall of Fame. Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 include owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., linebacker Kevin  Greene, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel.

Favre spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons with the Packers and led the resurgence of the franchise that resulted in a Super Bowl XXXI victory. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns. Dungy coached the Colts for seven seasons during which time the team posted 12 or more wins every year except his first when Indianapolis finished 10-6. He became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts to a victory in Super Bowl XLI. Harrison played his entire 13-season career in Indianapolis and racked up 1,102 catches for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. He was named First- or Second-Team All-Pro eight times and voted to eight Pro Bowls.

Each team will make their fifth appearance in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

Colts in HOF Game (2-2-0)
·1964 – vs. Pittsburgh (W, 48-17)
·1982 – vs. Minnesota (L, 14-30)
·1996 – vs. New Orleans (W, 10-3)
·2008 – vs. Washington (L, 16-30)

Packers in HOF Game (1-2-1)
·1969 – vs. Atlanta (W, 38-24)
·1980 – vs. San Diego (T, 0-0)*
·1993 – vs. Los Angeles Raiders (L, 3-19)
·2003 – vs. Kansas City (L, 0-9)*
*Games ended early due to lightning and heavy rain.

HALL OF FAME ENSHRINEMENT WEEKEND

The Class of 2016 – DeBartolo, Jr., Dungy, Favre, Greene, Harrison, Pace, Stabler and Stanfel – will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The Enshrinement Ceremony takes place at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton and will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN.

Three major events complementing the Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7, are the nationally televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner (Thursday, August 4) on NFL Network, the Concert for Legends, this year featuring Tim McGraw (Friday, August 5) and the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable (Sunday, August 7). It is at the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner where members of the Class of 2016 will be presented his Hall of Fame Gold Jacket. At the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable, the Class of 2016 will be featured center stage as they share memories of the game and their personal feelings about being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

More than 100 Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) return to the Hall of Fame each year to be a part of the Enshrinement Ceremony celebration. Nowhere else are fans able to see and interact with as many Hall of Famers in one place at one time as in Canton during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.

The Concert for Legends, Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game will be held inside the brand new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The venue’s new north stands and fan plaza will be completed in time for the 2016 Enshrinement Week. The second phase of the stadium’s reconstruction will be completed in 2017. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a world-class sports and entertainment complex, is one component of the $476 million Hall of Fame Village project that began in September 2015.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets to the Enshrinement Weekend events are on sale now and available at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets and by calling
844-4-HOFTIX.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame also offers Official Fan Packages that provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seats and parties with Hall of Famers during the 2016 Enshrinement Week. Official Fan Packages are on sale now at
HOFExperiences.com.

#PFHOF16

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience the exciting museum that chronicles America’s most popular sport. Millions more are reached through the Hall of Fame’s 100-plus special events held annually outside Canton and through the multiple nationally broadcast programs focused on the selection of the newest Class of Enshrinees – Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Tony Dungy, Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel – and the Enshrinement Weekend (August 4-7, 2016).

Now in its third year of traveling, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a large-scale traveling exhibition that presents a panoramic view of pro football’s story and includes hundreds of artifacts from the Hall’s expansive collection. Gridiron Glory will be showcased at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California, site of Super Bowl 50, from now until April 3, 2016 and is scheduled for three-month stays at various museums and cultural institutions through 2019. Enshrinees from the Class of 2016 along with numerous other Hall of Fame members will receive the spectacular Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence by Kay® Jewelers during ceremonies held in NFL stadiums during the 2016 NFL regular season. The Hometown Hall of Famer™ program presented by Ford honors Hall of Fame heroes with a program and permanent plaque to honor the Hall of Famer’s hometown support. Now in its 4th year, the US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence honors 20 high school students nationally for excellence in community service, academics and athletics. Construction on HOF Village, a $476 million development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.

For more information about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.​