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Five news items to start your day (5/22)


  1. Robinson is ready.** After playing in just three games with no catches in two seasons, tight end Adrien Robinson believes he can and will make an impact in 2014. "It's my third year, my weight's down, we've got a new OC (offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo), new tight ends coach. Everything is fresh; it's like a clean slate. I'm just ready to go." **>> READ MORE**

2. Coach Coughlin discusses staff and scheduling. How does an NFL coaching staff stay in rhythm during the season? Tom Coughlin, Bruce Arians, John Harbaugh and Rex Ryan weigh in on how they schedule their staff and manage their time throughout the year. **>> READ MORE**

3. Grimble channels Bavaro. When Giants fans list their favorite players, it's not long before they get to No. 89. That was the jersey number once worn by Mark Bavaro. Now Xavier Grimble, an undrafted rookie tight end, is embracing the weight of wearing that number a quarter-century later. **>> READ MORE**

4. No playoff expansion in 2014. "We will not have expanded playoffs for the 2014 season," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week at the Spring League Meeting. "The primary reasons we looked at were competitive issues, ticket sale issues and issues with respect to the advertising market. The general view is that we should proceed with the Thursday Night focus that we have this year." However, Goodell did say he believes it will be approved in 2015. >> READ MORE

Goodell confirms no playoff expansion for 2014. Primary reason: focusing on building Thursday Night Football for now.

— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) May 20, 2014

5. ICYMI.Goodell also announced Tuesday that Minnesota was awarded the right to host Super Bowl LII in its new stadium. We now know the next four Super Bowl locations:

Feb. 2015 - Arizona - University of Phoenix Stadium

Feb. 2016 - San Francisco - Levi's Stadium

Feb. 2017 - Houston - Reliant Stadium

Feb. 2018 - Minnesota - New Minnesota Stadium

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