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Is the NFL thinking about a multi-city Draft?


If the NFL has bad news, it comes out the day before a (preferably) long weekend.

If the NFL has news it isn’t quite sure about, it tends to come out a little at a time.

In something that is far from a report, but sounds like something potentially substantive, there is a hint of a big change in the way the league does business.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if the NFL holds the first round of the draft in LA and the rest in Chicago,” longtime Fort Worth Star-Telegram NFL reporter Charean Williams just tweeted.

From a less-tenured or less-respected writer, it might not even bear mentioning here.

But at a time when the league is openly courting cities other than New York, and discussing the addition of another day for the draft calendar, it’s worth filing away and remembering.

Unless they’re thinking about using the extra day for travel between the first round and the rest of the proceedings (A whole day for draft grades and second-round mocks!), it would be a logistical nightmare for a lot of people.

But if there’s money to be made by packing up the whole show and moving it cross-country, rest assured the NFL will consider it.