Canton, Ohio – home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – recently submitted an application to host the NFL Draft in either 2019 or 2020, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. It’s not immediately clear if Canton would host the draft in the Hall of Fame Village or at the aging Canton Civic Center or somewhere else, but the Hall of Fame is likely looking for a major event to bring attention and traffic to it’s ongoing renovation project. “I can’t guarantee it’s going to happen,” HOF president David Baker said. “But we’re gonna fight awful hard for this thing.”
Here’s more from around the NFL:
- The NFL is in London this week and the league is considering some interesting ideas involving the budding market, as Albert Breer of NFL.com reports (Twitter links). One idea would have one team play two games there next year in back-to-back weeks. If one team does play two games in UK in ’16, Breer adds that they probably wouldn’t give up two home games. That team, he writes, could play one or both games as the away team.
- Free agent defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy is now suspended for the first 14 weeks of the regular season, according to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson (via Twitter). Purifoy was already suspended for 10 games, so Purifoy ostensibly has gotten another four weeks tacked on. The impetus for the increased ban is not known at this time.