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SBD/March 19, 2013/Franchises
NFL Franchise Notes: Banner Keeping Lombardi Out Of Media Spotlight
Published March 19, 2013
NO CHANGE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday said that the Redskins “met with the NFL twice in the past 30 days to try to recoup salary cap space the team lost" to a $36M penalty, but efforts were "unsuccessful.” Goodell said, “I’ve told the Redskins directly that there will be no change in the modification to their cap.” In DC, Rich Campbell notes Goodell “would not say whether he ever considered it a possibility that the Redskins would pursue legal action against the league outside of the arbitration process” (WASHINGTON TIMES, 3/19).
FLYING THE COOP: In Philadelphia, Les Bowen noted some Eagles fans “feel less engaged by the announcement last Friday that the team no longer will hold training camp in the intimate setting” of Lehigh Univ. The four or five “fan events team president Don Smolenski said are planned for Lincoln Financial Field might be available to more fans than Lehigh, but the setting won't be nearly as cozy.” Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie said, "I loved the fan engagement (at Lehigh). With NovaCare being one of the top facilities, teams are really tending toward (holding camp at home). We're really one of the last holdouts” (PHILLY.com, 3/18).