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Nominees For 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

Winner to be selected by fan votes now thru Jan. 21 (3 PM ET).\

The 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award will be recognized in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII activities.

• Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
• Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
• Darius Leonard LB Indianapolis Colts
• Phillip Lindsay RB Denver Broncos
• Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns

Finalists For 2018 NFL FedEx Air (QB) and Ground (RB) Players of the Year

2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year

• Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
• Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
• Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers

2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

• Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
• Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
• Saquon Barkley New York Giants

Now thru Jan. 31 (3 PM ET). people can vote for each category here on via Twitter @NFL

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NFL Head Coach Signings For 2019 (To Date)
• Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury
• Cincinnati Bengals TBD (former coach Marvin Lewis)
• Cleveland Browns Freddie Kitchens
• Denver Broncos Vic Fangio
• Green Bay Packers Matt LeFleur
• Miami Dolphins TBD (former coach Adam Gase)
• New York Jets Adam Gase
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians

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Weekend Box Office Jan. 11-13
1. The Upside $19.6M
2. Aquaman $17.3M
3. A Dog’s Way Home $11.3M
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $9M
5. Escape Room $8.9M
6. Mary Poppins Returns $7.2M
7. Bumblebee $6.8M
8. On the Basis of Sex $6.2M
9. The Mule $5.5M
10. Vice $3.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Nov272018

NFL Expands My Cause, My Cleats Platform Through 2018 Season, Playoffs

By Barry Janoff

November 27, 2018: Having seen tremendous response to its first two My Cause, My Cleats activation, the NFL is expanding and enhancing its third annual event beginning this week to encompass the remainder of the regular season and through the playoffs.

Today has been designated as My Cause, My Cleats Unboxing Day, when teams will debut their players' custom cleats for this weekend's launch of the 2018 My Cause, My Cleats campaign.

During Weeks 13-15, each NFL team will designate one home game as their My Cause, My Cleats game, when players will wear customized cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes during these games.

More than 800 players are planning to showcase their causes on-field during My Cause, My Cleats games.

Players and teams worked directly with local customizers, as well as Nike, Under Armour and adidas, to design their cleats.

According to the NFL, 25% of player causes support health and wellness, 19% youth-related programs, 16% cancer awareness and prevention, 6% military, 6% social justice, 3% mental health issues and 25% various causes such as anti-bullying, domestic violence, prevention of animal cruelty, gun violence prevention, drunk driving prevention, literacy and special needs.

"The philanthropic passions of NFL players come to life in incredible ways all year long," NFL commissioner Roger Goodall said via the league .”We are proud to expand our efforts to highlight the extraordinary impact of NFL players and teams in communities across the country."

Throughout January and February, the NFL said it would focus specifically on the cause of social justice as part of a new Inspire Change initiative.

This new platform will highlight league, player and team programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a priority on supporting improvements in education and economic advancement, community-police relations, and the criminal justice system.

Support will include a new PSA, digital content, social media with the hash tags #mycausemycleats and #inspirechange, grassroots funding, community activation and new nationwide programming.

In addition, the NFL Network multi-part series Impact & Influence — currently airing in short form on NFL Network and digitally and through NFL social channels — will broadcast episodes in January and February focusing on player-led work to promote social and racial equality.

Players have the opportunity to raise funds for the causes of their choosing by auctioning their cleats at NFL Auction, with 100% of funds raised will be donated to charities selected by players.

People can bid on game-issued player cleats to help players raise funds for their chosen causes.

Working with Pizza Hut, Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams will support literacy efforts for the NFL's My Cause My Cleats initiative by wearing custom-designed Nike cleats dedicated to reading during the Rams' home game on Dec. 16.

The cleats feature Todd's children's book of choice, "The Magician's Hat," written by NFL player Malcolm Mitchell; and Pizza Hut partner First Book, a non-profit dedicated to creating equal access to quality education for children in need.

Among the other players and their causes:


• Jaron Brown WR Seattle Seahawks Make-a-Wish
• Russell Wilson QB Seattle Seahawks Why Not You Foundation Supporting Friends of the Children
• Von Miller LB Denver Broncos Von’s Vision Foundation
• Detrez Newsmen RB Los Angeles Chargers National Down Syndrome Society (pictured, right)
• Patrick Mahomes QB Kansas City Chiefs Team Luke  (Brain Injury Prevention & Awareness)
• Khalil Mack LB Chicago Bears Lupus Foundation of America
• Mitchell Trubisky QB Chicago Bears Thumbs Up Mission
• Matthew Slater WR New England Patriots International Justice Mission
• DeSean Jackson WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeSean Jackson Foundation
• Lamar Jackson RB Houston Texans Chauncy Glover Project
• Christian McCaffrey RB Carolina Panthers Wounded Warrior Project (pictured above)

More details will be unveiled on each element of the player cause platform as it launches.

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