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National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Mychal Rivera to a two-year contract. Rivera spent the first four years of his NFL career in Oakland, where he caught 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games. A sixth-round draft pick from Tennessee in 2013, Rivera had 38 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.

Steelers sign Tyson Alualu of Jaguars to improve pass rush (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Tyson Alualu spent seven years in Jacksonville trying to help revive a struggling franchise while simultaneously trying to live up to his draft pedigree. Alualu, the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, never registered more than 3+ sacks in a season. The Jaguars never won more than eight games in a season.

Detroit Lions sign free agent DT Jordan Hill (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Washington Redskins finalize Jay Gruden's coaching staff (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
The Washington Redskins have hired Chris O'Hara as offensive quality control coach and given new titles to assistant head coach and offensive line coach Bill Callahan, outside linebackers coach Chad Grimm and assistant special teams coach Bret Munsey. The team announced the moves Wednesday.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
The Detroit Lions signed free agent guard T.J. Lang to a three-year contract. Lang reportedly will receive $28.5 million with $19 million guaranteed. Lang spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers and was a Pro Bowl selection last season for the first time.

Jaguars, going younger and cheaper, release Roy Miller (The Associated Press)

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive tackle Roy Miller, choosing to go younger and cheaper at the position.

Jets sign K Catanzaro, OT Beachum; re-sign LS Purdum (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
The New York Jets made their first real splashes in free agency, signing kicker Chandler Catanzaro and offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum on Friday night. The Jets also re-signed longer snapper Tanner Purdum, who has spent the last seven seasons in New York. Catanzaro spent his first three NFL seasons with Arizona, which signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in 2014.

Dolphins safety Jones signs $60M extension (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones signed a $60 million, five-year contract extension Thursday, watched the team's flurry of moves at the start of free agency and said he's glad to be staying around. ''I think our ceiling is very high,'' Jones said. The Dolphins made other moves to keep their core, placing tenders on linebacker Kiko Alonso and safety Michael Thomas.