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And then there were 10.

NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2017 weekly series concludes Monday, June 26 when players ranked No. 10 through No. 1 are revealed in two, one-hour episodes at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern.

At 10 p.m. Eastern, the Top 100 Players of 2017 Reactions show concludes the seventh season of the annual series which counts down the top 100 players in the NFL as voted on by the players themselves. Amber Theoharis, Ike Taylor and Willie McGinest host the special one-hour edition of the Reactions show, which includes interviews with some of the players revealed in the top 10.

Additional NFL.com content leading up to the series finale includes Ike Taylor’s own Top 100 list (http://tinyurl.com/yb2cugpv), Adam Schein’s own Top 9 players and an All-Top 100 team putting together a roster of the highest-rated players by position.

In advance of series finale, NFL Network announces the Top 10 players listed in alphabetical order, along with some quotes from current NFL players discussing each.

The Top 100 Players of 2017 – Top 10 Players listed in alphabetical order:

Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants, WR
•”He’ll go down as one of the greatest ever.” – Coty Sensabaugh

Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers, RB
•”He’s the best at everything. He’s the best running back all around in this league.” – Malcolm Jenkins

Tom Brady – New England Patriots, QB
•”I don’t know who you can compare him to and say he’s not the best of all time.” – Malcolm Jenkins

Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers, WR
•”He makes it look so effortless. He has such a sense of where he’s at on the field at all times.” – Le’Veon Bell

Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys, RB
•”He’s going to run through you if you’re in his way.” – Mike Daniels

Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons, WR
•”I can’t even imagine having to guard someone like that. It’s not even fair.” – Davante Adams

Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB
•”He’s a beast. He’s really unstoppable.” – Melvin Gordon

Von Miller – Denver Broncos, LB
•”Von’s like water – he’s fluid. Can’t get your hands on him, can’t touch him.” – Shane Ray

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers, QB
•”He’s a pro’s pro. He’s super slick. He has the confidence – he has the swagger a lot of quarterbacks don’t have.” – Michael Bennett

Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons, QB
•”Number one player in the league right now. MVP.” – Shane Ray

Below is complete list of players ranked #100-11:

To see specific segments on each player from the show, please visit http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-top100-2017

100. Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers, DE

99. Malcolm Butler – New England Patriots, CB

98. Adrian Peterson – New Orleans Saints, RB

97. David DeCastro – Pittsburgh Steelers, OG

96. Damon Harrison – New York Giants, DT

95. Kelechi Osemele – Oakland Raiders, OG

94. Dont’a Hightower – New England Patriots, LB

93. Brandon Graham – Philadelphia Eagles, DE

92. Everson Griffen – Minnesota Vikings, DE

91. Lorenzo Alexander – Buffalo Bills, LB

90. Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles, S

89. Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers, LB

88. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks, WR

87. Travis Frederick – Dallas Cowboys, C

86. Jurell Casey – Tennessee Titans, DT

85. Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals, LB

84. Mike Daniels – Green Bay Packers, DT

83. Calais Campbell – Jacksonville Jaguars, DE

82. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB

81. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs, QB

80. LeGarrette Blount – Philadelphia Eagles, RB

79. Sean Lee – Dallas Cowboys, LB

78. Brian Orakpo – Tennessee Titans, LB

77. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Green Bay Packers, S

76. Justin Houston – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

75. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans, TE

74. Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings, S

73. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers, QB

72. Taylor Lewan – Tennessee Titans, OT

71. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots, WR

70. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins, QB

69. Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins, RB

68. Geno Atkins – Cincinnati Bengals, DT

67. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE

66. Xavier Rhodes – Minnesota Vikings, CB

65. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins, TE

64. Casey Hayward – Los Angeles Chargers, CB

63. Chris Harris Jr. – Denver Broncos, CB

62. Cameron Wake – Miami Dolphins, DE

61. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts, WR

60. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, WR

59. Josh Norman – Washington Redskins, CB

58. Zack Martin – Dallas Cowboys, OG

57. Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB

56. Cliff Avril – Seattle Seahawks, DE

55. Ndamukong Suh – Miami Dolphins, DT

54. Janoris Jenkins – New York Giants, CB

53. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders, WR

52. Gerald McCoy – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT

51. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts, QB

50. Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans, QB

49. Jadeveon Clowney – Houston Texans, DE

48. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers, WR

47. Trent Williams – Washington Redskins, OT

46. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE

45. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, WR

44. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers, QB

43. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, OG

42. Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins, WR

41. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons, RB

40. Vic Beasley – Atlanta Falcons, LB

39. Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks, LB

38. Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles, DT

37. Aqib Talib – Denver Broncos, CB

36. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs, WR/PR

35. J.J. Watt – Houston Texans, DE

34. Kam Chancellor – Seattle Seahawks, S

33. DeMarco Murray – Tennessee Titans, RB

32. Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs, CB

31. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions, QB

30. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S

29. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR

28. Landon Collins – New York Giants, S

27. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills, RB

26. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs, TE

25. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, OT

24. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, QB

23. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

22. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB

21. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks, CB

20. Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers, LB

19. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB

18. Tyron Smith – Dallas Cowboys, OT

17. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR

16. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB

15. Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams, DT

14. Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys, QB

13. Eric Berry – Kansas City Chiefs, S

12. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals, RB

11. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders, QB

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You know who your team was going to play.

You know where your team was going to play.

As far as the when, you had to be patient and wait.

Last Thursday night, your wait was over, thanks to the National Football League. The league announced its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2017, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 7 in New England and concludes on Sunday, December 31 with 16 division games.

The season begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game. The opener on September 7 on NBC at 8:30 p.m. in Foxboro will spotlight the defending champion New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium.

Week 1 is a FOX national weekend with the key doubleheader game on Sunday, September 10 at 4:25 p.m. when salmon and Starbucks travels to the land of beer, cheese and bratwurst as Seattle takes on Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Week 3 is the first CBS national weekend with the key doubleheader game showcasing the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Packers at Lambeau Field.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football gets underway on September 10 when NFC East foes Dallas and the New York Giants square off at 8:30 p.m. in the Lone Star State at AT&T Stadium.

For those of you wondering if there are going to be two games on the first Monday of the season, the answer is yes. Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 11 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. Minnesota hosts the New Orleans Saints at 7:10 p.m. in the first game followed by the Los Angeles Chargers visiting the Denver Broncos 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.

The league will have a select number of games that will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced as well, including the Seahawks at the Giants in the Meadowlands at 4:25 p.m. on CBS in Week 7 and the Vikings traveling to the Tar Heel State for a meeting with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. on CBS in Week 14. Other “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

The regular season will conclude with Week 17 on Sunday, December 31. For the eighth consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled for Week 17 are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications.

Other contests include…

In Week 2, the Atlanta Falcons will open their new home – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – on Sunday, September 17 in primetime  at 8:30 p.m. on NBC when they host the Packers in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game. Earlier that day, the Chargers will make their return to Los Angeles as they host the Miami Dolphins at the StubHub Center at 4:05 p.m. on CBS.

The Patriots will host the Falcons in Week 7 on Sunday night, October 22 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC in a rematch of Super Bowl LI, the first Super Bowl in NFL history to go into overtime.

Will there be football on Thanksgiving?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Thanksgiving will feature a tripleheader on Thursday, November 23 and yes, the Lions and Cowboys are at home. The first game will be an NFC North contest in the Motor City as Detroit hosts the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field at 12:30 p.m. on FOX. As for Dallas, they are the late afternoon contest in the Lone Star State when they host the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:30 p.m. on CBS and the Turkey Day trifecta concludes in Landover with an NFC East contest as Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants make their way to Landover in prime time to face the Washington Redskins at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

In Week 16, NBC’s Sunday Night Football game as NFC North foe Minnesota and Green Bay meet at Lambeau as that contest will move to Saturday night, December 23 at 8:30 p.m., due to Christmas Eve and is not subject to flexible scheduling. Christmas Day will feature a doubleheader on Monday, December 25 with the Houston Texans hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:30 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon Prime in the first game and Oakland traveling to the City of Brotherly Love, visiting the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN in primetime.

There are contests with an international flavor, so break out the fish and chips and tequila! The NFL’s international slate includes four games in London – the first time the league will play four games in the United Kingdom and one in Mexico City. On Sunday, September 24, the Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Baltimore Ravens at London’s Wembley Stadium at 9:30 a.m. with distribution to be announced at a later date(set those VCRs NOW!).

The next weekend, on Sunday, October 1, Jacksonville’s neighbor to the South, the Miami Dolphins, will host Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley at 9:30 a.m. on FOX, In Week 7, it’s an NFC West matchup in Merry Ole England as the Los Angeles Rams host the Arizona Cardinals at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, October 22 at 1 p.m. on FOX. The following week, the Cleveland Browns will host the Vikings at Twickenham on Sunday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. on NFLN and the league heads back South of the Border as the Oakland Raiders take on Tom Brady and the Pats at 4:25 p.m. on CBS on Sunday, November 19 at Estadio Azteca.

The NFL has partnered with Amazon Prime this season and will once again use a “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast (CBS/NBC), cable (NFL Network) and digital (Amazon Prime Video) for 10 Thursday Night Football games and a Christmas Day contest. CBS and NBC will each broadcast five Thursday Night Football games which will be simulcast on NFL Network and streamed to Amazon Prime members worldwide. NBC will also broadcast the Christmas Day game. CBS will start in Week 4 on Thursday, September 28 when the Packers host the Chicago Bears. NBC’s Tri-Cast package begins in Week 10 on Thursday, November 9 when the  Seahawks visit the Arizona Cardinals. Additionally, NFL Network will also  exclusively televise a seven-game schedule comprised of three Thursday Night Football games, three late-season Saturday contests and a Sunday morning London matchup.

The NFL’s 32 teams will each play 16 games over 17 weeks. Byes will begin in Week 5 and end in Week 11.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, 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. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 31. 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 prime time.

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 6-7. 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 13-14. The AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 21. The winners meet two weeks later on Sunday, February 4 in Super Bowl LII at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium  on NBC.

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.

2017 NFL SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern and subject to change)

WEEK 1 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, September 7
Kansas City at New England, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, September 10
ATLANTA at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Miami, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Indianapolis at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Monday, September 11
New Orleans at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. on ESPN
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 10:20 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 2 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Houston at Cincinnati, 8:25 p.m. on NFLN

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Green Bay at ATLANTA, 8:30 p.m. on NBC
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on FOX
New England at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Miami at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Washington at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Monday, September 18, 2017
Detroit at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 3 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, September 21
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. on NFLN

Sunday, September 24
ATLANTA at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Baltimore at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. in London), TBD
Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Chicago, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Washington, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Monday, September 25
Dallas at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 4 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, September 28
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:25 p.m. on CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 1
Buffalo at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Miami, 9:30 p.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. in London) on FOX
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m on CBS
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Dallas, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at New England, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Monday, October 2
Washington at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 5 (Byes: ATLANTA, Denver, New Orleans and Washington)

Thursday, October 5
New England at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. on CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 8

Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Baltimore at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, October 9
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 6 (Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas and Seattle)

Thursday, October 12
Philadelphia at Carolina, 8:25 p.m. on CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 15
Miami at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
New England  at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Denver, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, October 16
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 7 (Byes: Detroit and Houston)

Thursday, October 19
Kansas City at Oakland, 8:25 p.m. on CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 22
ATLANTA at New England, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. in London) on FOX
New York Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Monday, October 23
Washington at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 8 (Byes: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants and Tennessee)

Thursday, October 26
Miami at Baltimore, 8:25 p.m. on CBS/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 29
ATLANTA at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at Cleveland, 9:30 a.m. Eastern (1:30 p.m. in London) on NFLN
Oakland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Washington, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, October 30
Denver at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 9 (Byes: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England and Pittsburgh)

Thursday, November 2
Buffalo at New York Jets, 8:25 p.m. on NFLN

Sunday, November 5
ATLANTA at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
rizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Miami, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, November 6
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 10 (Byes: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland and Philadelphia)

Thursday, November 9
Seattle at Arizona, 8:25 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, November 12
Dallas at ATLANTA, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New Orleans at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Detroit, 1 p.m. on CBS
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on cBS
New York Jets at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New England at Denver, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, November 13
Miami at Carolina, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 11 (Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, Miami, New York Jets, San Francisco and Tampa Bay)

Thursday, November 16
Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 8:25 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, November 19
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on CBS
Arizona at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
Washington at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at New York Giants on CBS
Buffalo at Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
New England at Oakland in Mexico City, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, November 20, 2017
ATLANTA at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 12 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, November 23
Minnesota at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, November 26
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBs
Miami at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on FOX
Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
New Orleans at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, November 27
Houston at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 13 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, November 30
Washington at Dallas, 8:25 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, December 3
Minnesota at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on FOX
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
San Francisco at Chicago, 1 p.m. on CBS
Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Denver at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Kansas City at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cleveland at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, December 4
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 14 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, December 7
New Orleans Saints at ATLANTA, 8:25 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, December 10
Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Minnesota at Carolina, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Green Bay at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Houston, 1 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tennessee at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on CBs
Washington at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at New York Giants, 4:@5 p.m. on FOX
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, December 11
New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 15 (Byes: NONE)

Thursday, December 14
Denver at Indianapolis, 8:25 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon

Saturday, December 16
Chicago at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. on NFLN
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City, 8:25 p.m. on NFLN

Sunday, December 17
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on cBS
Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS
Cincinnati at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
New York Jets at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on CBS
Philadelphia at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Arizona at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. on CBs
Tennessee at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Dallas at Oakland, 8:30 p.m. on NBC (subject to change)

Monday, December 18
ATLANTA at Tampa Bay, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 16 (Byes: NONE)

Saturday, December 23
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore, 4:30 p.m. on NFLN
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

Sunday, December 24
ATLANTA at New Orleans, 1 p.m. on FOX
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Chicago, 1 p.m. on CBS
Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOx
Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on FOX
Denver at Washington, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
New York Giants at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Seattle at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Monday, December 25
Pittsburgh at Houston, 4:30 p.m. on NBC/NFLN/Amazon
Oakland at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

WEEK 17 (Byes: NONE)

Sunday, December 31
Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS
Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Jets at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. on CBS
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, 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
GAME TBD, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

 

 

The National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that veteran media executive Mary Ann Turcke has been named President, Digital Media and NFL Network.

Turcke has served since April 2015 as President of Bell Media, a division of Bell Canada, where she successfully led Canada’s largest media company and was responsible for their flagship television channels and annual revenues of more than $3B (CAD). She will be based in the league’s Los Angeles office, reporting to NFL EVP of Media Brian Rolapp.

As President, Digital Media and NFL Network, Turcke will be responsible for leading the operations of the NFL Network, as well as overseeing NFL owned and operated media assets including NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com. Turcke will also oversee digital product development and execute against the NFL’s content strategy and roadmap.

“We are delighted to have an individual of Mary Ann’s talent and expertise joining the NFL to lead the NFL Network, NFL Films and our digital and technology groups across the organization,” Goodell told the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. “Mary Ann has distinguished herself throughout her career, not only managing the complicatedbroadcast operations of Bell Media but also growing their media sales and leading their telecommunications and IT services. I am confident that our teams in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York will greatly benefit from the breadthof her experience and her vision for the future.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the NFL, one of the greatest and most exciting brands in the world,” Turcke said. “I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead this team and work closely with  Brian to focus and grow the NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com and our digital and technology assets.”

Turcke has spent 12 years at Bell Canada, where prior to being named President of Bell Media she served as Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, where she leveraged Bell Media properties and brands across all platforms to support their strong position in the competitive marketplace.

Prior to her time at Bell Media, Turcke was Executive Vice President, Field Operations for Bell Canada. In that role, she was responsible for the construction and management of Bell Canada’s telecommunications services, including all of their residential and business customers. Previous to that, Turcke was Vice President, Customer Experience, Small Medium Business, responsible for customer service operations, sales support and IT functions.

Earlier in her career, Turcke was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Codesta LLC, a software consultancy group that specializes in enterprise applications and solutions.

Mrs. Turcke is on the board of the SickKids Foundation, Toronto Argonauts GP Incorporated and Greenwood College School. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

In other NFL News…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell named Dr. Allen Sill as the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York.

Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center.

Dr. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will strengthen the NFL’s ongoing efforts to advance the health and safety of the sport. He will work closely with team medical staffs across the league, the NFL Players Association and its advisors and the many medical and scientific experts who comprise the NFL’s medical committees and guide the NFL’s health and research efforts.

“There is no higher priority for the NFL than player health and safety and we continually seek to raise our standards and then surpass them,” said Commissioner Goodell. “We sought a highly-credentialed physician and leader with experience as a clinician and researcher, and Dr. Sills’ extensive experience caring for athletes makes him the right choice for this important position.”

“We conducted an intensive international search which included many leading experts in sports medicine,” said Dr. John York, Co-chairman, San Francisco 49ers and Chairman of the NFL Owners’ Health and Safety Advisory Committee. “Dr. Sills stood out among the highly credentialed and qualified applicants.”

The appointment follows a rigorous search conducted by a premier panel of health and medical experts led by Dr. Betsy Nabel, Chief Health and Medical Advisor to the NFL and President of Brigham Health and including Dr. Rob Heyer, President of the NFL Physicians Society and Team Internist for the Carolina Panthers, Ronnie Barnes, Senior Vice President, Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants, Dr. Robert Cantu, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine and Peter Foss of GE Healthcare.

The panel worked closely with Dr. John York and and Jeff Miller, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. The NFL consulted with the NFL Players Association, including interviewing the final candidates. Dr. Sills will be reporting to Miller.

“I have been impressed by the talent and experience of the candidates I have met during this process,” said Dr. Nabel. “Dr. Sills has years of experience on the frontlines of both research and patient care and I am confident that Dr. Sills will use this platform to continue his work to improve sports health and safety in the NFL and for all athletes.”

“Hiring Dr. Sills is a touchdown for the NFL,” Dr. Cantu told USA Today and the Associated Press. “He is an international leader for his work on concussions in sports. I look forward to working with him to further advance the NFL’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of sports.”

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Sills has worked with numerous professional and collegiate sports programs. In addition to providing care for players on NFL sidelines as an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant, he has served as a neurological consultant to the NCAA and the International Equestrian Foundation (FEI). He has also worked as consulting neurosurgeon for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the US Equestrian Foundation and all Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Mississippi State University athletic teams.

“Allen Sills is an exceptional leader who will bring the perspective of a practicing neurosurgeon to this important position,” said Dr. Reid Thompson, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “He is an avid athlete and gifted surgeon with a passion for the care of elite athletes. With a combination of energy, vision and absolute integrity he is an inspired choice to become the first Chief Medical Officer of the NFL.”

Dr. Sills is an active researcher who has published more than 150 scientific articles and presentations including more than 40 in the last five years on the topic of sports concussion. He is a member of the Concussion in Sport Group, which publishes international standards regarding concussion in sport. Dr. Sills is also a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and currently serves as Section Editor for Sports and Rehabilitation for the journal Neurosurgery.

Previously, Dr. Sills has served as Founder and Executive Director, Memphis Regional Brain Tumor Center; Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis; Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and the Semmes-Murphey Clinic; and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Sills graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in engineering and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he also completed his internship in General Surgery, his residency training in Neurological Surgery and an NIH-funded Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.

Dr. Sills and his wife Shawne live in Tennessee and have four children. He serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee and has served as a youth baseball coach for more than 20 years.

About Play Smart. Play Safe.: In September 2016, Commissioner Goodell launched Play Smart. Play Safe.—an initiative to drive progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head injuries, enhance medical protocols and further improve the way the game is taught and played. As part of the initiative, the NFL and its 32 club owners pledged $100 million to help spur independent medical research and engineering advancements. For more information about the initiative, please visit http://www.PlaySmartPlaySafe.com.

The first will pick last and the last will pick first.

With Super Bowl LI in the books to close out the 2016 season, the final 2017 NFL Draft order is set, barring trades. The following is the 2017 NFL Draft first round order.

The first round will start on Thursday, April 27 in Philadelphia with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 28 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 29.

2017 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
# Team (W-L-T, Pct.; Opp W-L-T, Strength of Schedule)
1. Cleveland (1-15-0 .063; 139-114-3, .549)
2. San Francisco (2-14-0, .125; 127-125-4, .504)
3. Chicago (3-13-0 .188; 133-122-1, .521)
4. Jacksonville (3-13-0, .188; 135-121-0, .527)
5. Los Angeles Rams (traded to Tennessee) (4-12-0, .250; 127-125-4, .504)
6. New York Jets (5-11-0, .313; 131-122-3, .518)
7. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11-0, .313; 139-117-0, .543)
8. Carolina (6-10-0, .375; 131-122-3, .518)
9. Cincinnati (6-9-1, .406; 133-122-1, .521)
10. Buffalo (7-9-0, .438; 122-131-3, .482)
11. New Orleans (7-9-0, .438; 133-121-2, .523)
12. Philadelphia (traded to Cleveland)(7-9-0, 438; 141-111-4, .559)
13. Arizona (7-8-1, .469; 117-136-3, .463)
14. Indianapolis (8-8-0, .500; 126-130-0, .492)^
Minnesota (traded to Philadelphia)(8-8-0, .500; 125-129-2, .492)^
16. Baltimore (8-8-0, .500; 126-127-3, .498)
17. Washington (8-7-1, .531; 131-123-2, .516)
18. Tennessee (9-7-0, .563; 119-137-0, .465)
19. Tampa Bay (9-7-0, .563; 125-129-2, .492)
20. Denver (9-7-0, .563; 140-115-1, .549)
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21. Detroit (9-7-0, .563; 121-134-1, .475)
22. Miami (10-6-0, .625; 115-138-3, .455)
23. New York Giants (11-5-0 .688 123 130 3 .486
24. Oakland (12-4-0, .750; 129-127-0, .504)
25. Houston (9-7-0, .563 128 127 1 .502
26. Seattle (10-5-1, .656; 112-142-2, .441)
27. Kansas City (12-4-0, .750; 130-126-0, .508)
28. Dallas (13-3-0, .813; 119-134-3, .471)
29. Green Bay (10-6-0, .625; 129-125-2, .508)
30. Pittsburgh (11-5-0, .688; 125-128-3, .494)
31. Atlanta  (11-5-0, .688; 122-132-2, .480)
32. New England (14-2-0, .875; 111-142-3, .439)
^ The 14th and 15th selections will be decided by coin flip

Want to go to the NFL Combine but can’t?

No problem. NFL Media and NFL Network has you covered.

For the 13th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with live coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. Beginning Wednesday, March 1, NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing the first up-close look at a compelling and deep 2017 NFL Draft class.

For the second year in a row, the running backs are included in the first group of workouts on Friday, March 3 joining the offensive linemen and special teams. Exclusive live coverage on NFL Network continues with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends on Saturday, March 4, linebackers and defensive linemen on Sunday, March 5 and defensive backs on Monday, March 6. Coverage of workouts begins each day at 9 a.m. Eastern. NFL Network’s Combine coverage is presented by Old Spice.

NFL Media features a 21-man roster of talent to cover the Combine, including NFL Draft experts Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah. Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts, joined by Mayock and NFL Network’s team of analysts. Expert commentary includes Marshall Faulk on running backs (Friday), Shaun O’Hara on offensive linemen (Friday), David Carr on quarterbacks (Saturday), Michael Irvin and Steve Smith Sr. on wide receivers (Saturday), Willie McGinest on pass rushers (Sunday), and Deion Sanders on defensive backs (Monday). For the second consecutive year, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen joins NFL Network’s live coverage of on-field drills on Saturday.

Additional coverage throughout the week on NFL Network is provided by Melissa Stark and Steve Mariucci interviewing a variety of coaches and general managers, as well as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones providing the latest news reports from around the league.

NFL Network’s Combine coverage begins Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. with live coverage of Combine press conferences from Indianapolis. Each day, Good Morning Football airs at 7 a.m. Eastern.

Beginning on Monday, February 27 and continuing through Thursday, March 2, NFL Total Access: Combine Week presented by Ford Trucks airs live two hours each day, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Additionally, NFL audio partners SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn’s No Huddle will be broadcasting live from the Combine.

For the 13th year, the Combine will conclude with Rich Eisen’s annual 40-yard dash in his trademark suit and cleats. At the close of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Eisen will run the 40 for the 13th time, and like last year ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since 2012, NFL PLAY 60 has been the ‘Official Champion of Play’ at St. Jude, helping to give all kids the chance to play.

Fans can participate and show their support, while demonstrating their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. NFL Network will donate $1 for every use of the hashtags #RunRichRun and #StJude. Along with their submissions, fans will be encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude and ensure families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

To submit videos running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY’s collaboration 60 along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun. Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

This year, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former 200-meter world record holder Michael Johnson will train Eisen for his 40-yard dash immediately following his appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this Friday. Highlights and clips of their training will air on The Rich Eisen Show next week as well as during NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Last year, Eisen set a personal best with a 5.94 second 40-yard dash time. All of Eisen’s 40-yard dash times are provided below:

Year – Seconds

2016 – 5.94

2015 – 6.10

2014 – 5.98

2013 – 6.03

2012 – 6.03

2011 – 6.18

2010 – 6.21

2009 – 6.34

2008 – 6.34

2007 – 6.43

2006 – 6.22

2005 – 6.77

NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine features the following technological enhancements:

Simulcam Camera Technology: For the ninth year at the Combine, the Simulcam   provides an unparalleled, in-depth comparison and analysis of the position, style, speed and trajectory of competitors through the use of background recognition and camera-matching technology. Simulcam will be a key contributor to NFL Network’s 40-yard dash coverage. New THIS YEAR, NFL Network’s Simulcam technology during 40-yard dash coverage will feature on-screen identifiers to better identify runners from either current or previous years

NFLN-Focus Camera Technology: A high-speed camera that allows moving targets to stay in the camera frame longer, highlighting the smallest details. It will have a tremendous presence in coverage of the 40-yard dash, both at the start and finish line, and will also be used in other events including the vertical and broad jumps, three-cone and position drills

Cablecam Technology: The Cablecam returns to offer a unique overhead view which gives viewers a new way of following each drill and a more intimate feeling that they are present in Indianapolis

Located on NFL Media’s digital properties, fans can follow all of the action of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine on any of their connected devices. NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile’s coverage of the Combine includes the following:

NFL Now Live Presented by Old Spice – NFL Media presents NFL Now Live Presented by Old Spice Friday, March 3 – Monday, March 6 streaming live on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and Yahoo.com at 9 a.m Eastern and providing complete and comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. Host Matt “Money” Smith, is joined by NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein to provide key analysis of the prospects throughout the on-field drills, as well to discuss NFL team needs and best player fits for the 2017 NFL Draft, Combine participant/pro player comparisons and Mock Drafts. NFL Now Live also features interviews with head coaches and general managers as they evaluate the prospects for the upcoming draft. On the field, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor provide commentary and analysis throughout the Combine, while Colleen Wolfe provides interviews with Combine participants and monitors all of the social media activity surrounding the event. Verizon FiOS is an associate sponsor of NFL Now Live.

Updated VOD packages of top prospects: NFL.com’s Combine coverage features updated video-on-demand packages of the top prospects. From bench presses, to 40-yard dashes, to positional drills, NFL.com will allow fans to instantly access updated workout summaries of the prospects they may have missed Social Media Coverage: NFL Media provides extensive coverage of the Combine on various social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Social media coverage features original Snapchat Discover editions previewing and recapping the event distributed to Snapchat’s national audience, Twitter amplify highlights of the top moments from Indianapolis, on-the-ground original social content capturing the top athletic achievements distributed across social networks and delivery of original social content to all 32 NFL clubs and several participating universities

MOBILE APPLICATIONS: For fans on the go, NFL Digital Media has multiple mobile applications available, allowing fans to get all the latest 2017 NFL Scouting Combine coverage.

Live Streaming on NFL Mobile from Verizon: Live streaming of NFL Network on NFL Mobile from Verizon on smartphones is available to all Verizon Wireless customers. Featuring live stats, news articles, video highlights, live streams and access to NFL Now for all fans, NFL Mobile provides fans extensive coverage leading up to and during the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. To download NFL Mobile from Verizon go to NFL.com/mobile or for more information, visit Verizon.com/NFL. Data usage applies for app download and use.

Watch NFL Network: Live streaming of NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is available via 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). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork

NFL Media 2017 NFL Scouting Combine Talent
Bucky Brooks – Analyst
David Carr – Analyst
Charles Davis – Analyst
Rich Eisen – Host
Marshall Faulk – Analyst
Michael Irvin – Analyst
Daniel Jeremiah – Analyst
Kimberly Jones – Reporter
Maurice Jones-Drew – Analyst
Steve Mariucci – Analyst
Mike Mayock – Analyst
Willie McGinest – Analyst
Shaun O’Hara – Analyst
Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider
Deion Sanders – Analyst
Peter Schrager – Analyst
Matt “Money” Smith – Host
Steve Smith Sr. – Analyst
Ike Taylor – Analyst
Colleen Wolfe – Host
Lance Zierlein – Analyst

Following is the NFL Network and NFL.com day-by-day Combine coverage schedule (all times listed are Eastern):

Monday, February 27
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen and Special Teams
4 p.m. – Up to the Minute – LIVE
5 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Day Moments
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Trades
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 1
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 2

Tuesday, February 28

7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.n. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen and Linebackers
4 p.m. – Up to the Minute – LIVE
5 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Backs
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Busts
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 3
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 4

Wednesday, March 1
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – Combine Press Conferences – Live Coverage
5 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes
6 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Busts
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 5
2 a.m.– Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 6

Thursday, March 2
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – Combine Press Conferences – Live Coverage
5 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons
6 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Heisman Trophy Winners in the NFL
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Fastest Players
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 7
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 8

Friday, March 3
7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Running Backs, Offensive Linemen and Special Teams – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Saturday, March 4
9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Sunday, March 5

9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Linemen and Linebackers – Live Coverage
COVERAGE
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Monday, March 6

7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
9 a.n. – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Backs – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

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On your mark.

Get set.

Run! (for charity, that is!)

Fans can join NFL Network in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of its collaboration with NFL PLAY 60 by submitting & sharing a video of themselves running the ’40-Yard Dash’

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is fast approaching and fans are once again gearing up to watch some of the top prospects showcase their athletic skills in front of scouts, GM’s and coaches exclusively on NFL Network. Through the years ‘Run Rich Run’ has become an annual tradition at the NFL Scouting Combine and Rich Eisen, host of The Rich Eisen Show on AT&T AUDIENCE Network, has been the driving force behind the initiative. He will once again don a pair of Under Armour cleats, along with a suit and tie and run the 40-yard dash.

At the close of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Eisen will run the 40 for the 13th time, and like last year ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since 2012, NFL PLAY 60 has been the ‘Official Champion of Play’ at St. Jude, helping to give all kids the chance to play.

“We are incredibly grateful for the NFL PLAY 60 partnership and Rich Eisen for the continued support of our lifesaving work and commitment to raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The NFL PLAY 60 collaboration shines a positive light on our Child Life program, and Eisen’s broadcasting influence, passionate voice and commitment to the St. Jude kids during the ‘Run Rich Run’ campaign contributes to the success of our mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

“I’m touched and honored by the chance to do anything on behalf of St. Jude and the terrific partners of ‘Run Rich Run’ who support it. I want to thank everyone in advance of those who will send in a video and take part to save the lives of children who need the help,” Eisen told USA Today and NFL Network. “If only any of that could make me run faster.”

Fans can show their support, while demonstrating their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. NFL Network will donate $1 for every use of the hashtags #RunRichRun and #StJude, with a maximum donation of $25,000. Along with their submissions, fans are encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission and ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

To kick off ‘Run Rich Run’ fundraising, Courtyard Marriott, Under Armour and AT&T AUDIENCE Network, now part of the AT&T family, have also pledged $25,000 to help support play therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As the Official Champion of Play at St. Jude, NFL PLAY 60 has pledged to support the needs of its Child Life program, which helps children cope with the stress of their illness through therapeutic play and other activities, promoting development, self-expression and peer interaction among other benefits. Child Life is an integral part of the medical team at St. Jude and is visible in every clinical arena from patient care to program development.

To submit videos running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY 60’s collaboration along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun.

Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via YouTube, Twitter and Instagram using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

This year, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former 200-meter world record holder Michael Johnson will train Eisen for his 40-yard dash immediately following his appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this Friday. Highlights and clips of their training will air on The Rich Eisen Show next week as well as during NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Last year, Eisen set a personal best with a 5.94 second 40-yard dash time. All of Eisen’s 40-yard dash times are provided below:

Year – Seconds
2016 – 5.94
2015 – 6.10
2014 – 5.98
2013 – 6.03
2012 – 6.03
2011 – 6.18
2010 – 6.21
2009 – 6.34
2008 – 6.34
2007 – 6.43
2006 – 6.22
2005 – 6.77

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine will air exclusively on NFL Network March 3-6.

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He didn’t stay retired long.

NFL Network announced today that former All-Pro wide receiver with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens, Steve Smith, has joined NFL Network. Smith made the announcement today via his Twitter account @89SteveSmith.

Smith signed a multi-year deal to appear as an analyst on various NFL Network shows, including NFL GameDay First which airs every Sunday at 7 a.m. Eastern during the NFL season. Smith’s NFL Network duties will start immediately as he will be part of the network’s coverage on Super Bowl Sunday from Houston, joining the special 8.5-hour edition of NFL GameDay Morning which starts at 9 a.m. Eastern.

Smith joins an NFL Network team made up of dozens of former NFL players, coaches, scouts and front office executives including legendary Hall of Fame players Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk.

“I was blessed to have a long and productive playing career on the field but now it’s time to turn my attention to the business of covering the game and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team at NFL Network,” said Smith. “As the only network with a 100% focus on the sport I love, I was drawn to NFL Network and look forward to joining a team made up of many legends of the game.”

A five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Smith played 16 seasons in the NFL and amassed 14,731 career receiving yards (7th all-time) and 81 career touchdown receptions. A third-round pick in 2001 of the Panthers, Smith spent the majority of his career in Carolina and is the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving yards (12,197 yards).

A Los Angeles native, Smith played two years at Santa Monica College before transferring to the University of Utah, where he played for two seasons.