2017 NFL Season: Important Dates, Schedule and Everything you Need to Know!
The 2016 NFL Season concluded with Super Bowl LI on 5th February, 2017. The league’s championship game gave us New England Patriots as the winners. The team defeated Atlanta Falcons in the final match 34-28 in overtime. Now moving on to the 2017 NFL Season, New England Patriots will be defending their title in the season presenting the Kansas City Chiefs. It will be the 98th season of the NFL which will commence on 7th September, 2017. The much-awaited season will consummate with Super Bowl LII on the 4th February, 2018. Here are some of the most important facts and information you should definitely have a look at! 2017 NFL Season: Important Dates, Schedule and Everything you Need to Know!
Notable Player Movements, Retirements, and Deaths
It was on 9th March that the 2017 League year began. The negotiations with the agents of the players were started on 7th March by the clubs. There have been some significant movements in the 2017 NFL season as of now. Julius Thomas was traded on the 9th of March from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Miami Dolphins. In an exchange for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick, Branden Albert was traded by the Miami Dolphins to Jacksonville Jaguars on the same date. One of the biggest surprises came when Brandin Cooks of New Orleans Saints was traded to New England Patriots on the 10th March.
The last movement was running back Marshawn Lynch who was traded by Seattle Seahawks to Oakland Raiders on the 26th April. Moving to this year’s retirements, notable players such as Roddy White, Doug Free, Andre Johnson, Steve Smith Sr. and various others retired from the game. The chairman and plurality owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney died on 13th April at the age of 84. Other personalities of the NFL Universe like Bill Anderson, Michael Jackson, Yate Larry and many others said goodbye to the world in the current league year.
Important Dates and Schedule
This year’s NFL season is going to give you a whole new level of excitement. The regular season will be played from 7 September 2017 to 31 December 2017. The Playoffs will commence on 6 January 2018. It will be on 28 January 2018 that the Pro Bowl game will be held at the Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida. One of the biggest sports events in the world, Super Bowl LII will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 4 February 2018.
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