The National Football League is considering a lot of changes to it’s off-season calendar. Some of the moves being considered are pushing the NFL combine to March, the start of free agency to April, and the draft to May, according to many of the league’s inside sources.
The plan of course would have to first be reviewed and approved by the NFL Players Association, but the league is working hard to get such changes through quickly. Reports indicate that meetings were held as recently as last night, Thursday Feb.22, in Indianapolis where the NFL scouting combine is set to kick-off in less than 24 hours. The new schedule would also require all teams to kick off training camp on the same day in June, making it the official launching point of the NFL season. The idea is seemingly to stretch out the time of the off-season and continue making football relevant outside of the actual season with one big event in each month. It also would create new revenue for the NFL. Each event already provides publicity for the league, and it’s teams, but by singling them out they can be built up as more important factors.
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