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Re: Ryan Fitzpatrick visiting Texans (signs)
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I'm guessing Goodell issued a league-wide memo demanding teams hold off on the signing until after the first day of the draft. After all, NFL Draft Day needs to generate as much commercial revenue as possible. Billions and billions of tax-free dollars don't just grow on trees, you know.
NFL reminds teams not to leak picks before podium announcement
Posted by Josh Alper on April 24,
, 2:13 PM EDT
The NFL really wants to keep the suspense alive during the draft this season.
On the heels of the announcement that there will no longer be camera shots of players on the phone with teams in the green room just before they are picked and hints that analysts on the networks covering the event will not report picks before they are announced comes word that the league is reminding teams to keep the wraps on things. Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that the league recently reminded teams to withhold announcements of their picks via any medium before they are officially made on the stage at Radio City Music Hall.
The Colts obviously didnít get the memo.
Itís become a trend in recent years for teams to leak their picks out on Twitter before they get officially announced on telecasts. The league obviously wants to keep people watching the draft as opposed to simply following it via other modes of communication. Last week, Rich Eisen of the NFL Network said that the teams have to be part of that in addition to the networks.
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