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Various updates from the NFL owners meetings

A lot of news is coming out of the NFL owners meetings, and we have updates on the Pro Bowl, blackouts, teams moving to LA and much more.

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With the NFL's owners currently holding meetings, a lot of news involving the league has come out in the last day or so. Here's a recap of some of the more notable stories:

Martha Firestone Ford is in the house

Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford is attending the NFL owners meetings, and she was seen chatting with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.

Pro Bowl to Brazil?

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports that the 2017 Pro Bowl could be held in Brazil. After being held in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl this year, the Pro Bowl is headed back to Hawaii next year, but Brazil is apparently "a viable candidate" for the 2017 edition of the game. I still am of the opinion that the Pro Bowl should simply be eliminated, but I'm sure more players would actually be interested in playing in the game if a free trip to Brazil came along with it.

No more blackouts (for 2015, anyway)

Score one for common sense!

Although this is only a one-year trial run, this is a long overdue move. The only thing blackouts do in this day and age is increase apathy among fans, as the Lions found out in 2008 and 2009. Granted, blackouts have been pretty rare throughout the NFL in recent years after the league relaxed some of its blackout restrictions, but this was still a necessary move.

Two teams could move to Los Angeles

At this point, it's not a question of if Los Angeles will once again have a football team. Rather, it's a question of when they will get a team and just how many they will end up with.

The Rams seem very likely to move back to Los Angeles. As far as a possible second team goes, that's probably going to be a race between the Raiders and Chargers given the stadium situations in Oakland and San Diego.

No playoff expansion this year

It's inevitable that the NFL is going to expand the playoffs, but that change isn't going to happen this season. There are logistical issues surrounding when the extra playoff games would be played that still have to be worked out, so chances are expansion will have to wait until 2016 at the earliest.

A new platform for NFL broadcasts

This could be a sign of things to come for the NFL:

In other words, the NFL is going to sell this game to Google, Facebook or some other company so it can be streamed online. This could be a trial run for the NFL eventually selling a package of games that would be broadcast on a digital platform. The Thursday night package, for example, is staying with CBS this year, but perhaps in the future the NFL will open up that slate of games to a company like Google, which would then broadcast them on their various online platforms.

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