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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with former NFL linebacker and three-time Pro Bowler LaVar Arrington and former professional soccer player Taylor Twellman after delivering remarks during a Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls For More Robust Research Into Youth Concussions

“We want our kids participating in sports,” Obama said. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.”

05/29/2014

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Redskins President Says Team Name Is ‘Respectful’ To Native Americans

On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington club’s name.

05/24/2014

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NFL Likely Will Not Expand Playoff Field To 14 Teams Until 2015 Season

The addition of two teams in the playoffs was discussed Tuesday at the league’s spring meetings, but several owners and team executives said no vote would occur.

05/20/2014

Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Makes History, Is Taken By Rams In 7th Round Of NFL Draft

Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly-gay player drafted by a pro football team.

05/10/2014

Johnny Manziel (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Pro Football Meets Johnny Football

All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.

05/09/2014

The stage is set for the NFL Draft. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Prospects Choosing Walk-Up Music At Draft

According to NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, draft prospects have been given the opportunity to select walk-up music for when their name is called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — WWE style.

05/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (L-R) Kathaleen O'Connor and Eric Mabe from Middletown, New York show support for the New York Giants during the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.

Top 5 Goofiest NFL Draft Moments

Will anything memorably goofy occur this year? We hope so, because a draft without silliness is nothing more than a boring roll call of kids eager to lug other people’s bags around for the next year.

05/08/2014

John Mara (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Giants’ Mara Says NFL Playoff Expansion Unlikely This Season

Two more teams making the NFL playoffs? It could still happen. But don’t count on anything in 2014, according to Big Blue co-owner John Mara.

04/23/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NFL To Discuss Expanding Playoffs By 2 Teams Beginning In 2015

NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain.

03/19/2014

Place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicks an extra point against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 13, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Competition Committee Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

Coaches under the new proposal would have to choose between a PAT spotted on the 25-yard line or the traditional two-point conversion, according to Judy Battista of NFL.com.

03/04/2014

Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, attends the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball at NEWSEUM on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Opposed To Redskins Name Say NFL On ‘Wrong Side Of History’

The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new “community voices” campaign from the team.

02/10/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.

02/07/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

CBS, NFL Announce Partnership For Thursday Night Football Broadcast

CBS is adding a new package to its already loaded NFL lineup next season. “NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television.”

02/05/2014

Exterior of Lincoln Financial Field (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Getty Images)

Mara, Schumer Want Super Bowl Again, But Other Cold-Weather Cities Will Likely Bid

Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, New England and Denver are among the places that can make a case to host it.

02/03/2014

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