NFL TV Ratings
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith admitted that the recent drop in television ratings is a “huge issue” for them.
“This is a huge issue for us obviously,” Smith told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “We spend a lot of time looking at trends. I was thrilled to see the game being streamed on Twitter. We’re interested about where media is going. Viewership is an important issue, stadium attendance is a very important issue to us. So as we look forward knowing that there are a couple of television contracts that are going to come up. I think it is smart for us to look at the impact of whether fans are watching on TV or not.”
“I’m sure there after people at the networks who are trying to figure out whether or not there’s going to be labor peace in 2021 and how that affects the TV contracts that they’re entering into,” Smith said.
I.R. Cap Totals
Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com mentions that the top-five teams with the most cap dollars on the injured reserve and PUP lists are:
- Vikings: $27.3M
- Chargers: $20.9M
- Bears: $20.3M
- Chiefs: $16.8M
- Buccaneers: $14.1M
- Jay Glazer reports that Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr could receive a suspension from the NFL for his next on-the-field infraction.
- Beckham Jr was fined $36,000 for blindside crack block away from the play on Saints S Kenny Vaccaro, per Glazer.