NEW YORK — Hey, NFL fans, here’s a new view for you at the stadium – the locker rooms.
The NFL has ordered all teams to have cameras in their locker rooms next season, with video shown only on stadium scoreboards. It’s part of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s initiative for “enhancing the fan experience in our stadiums.”
The videos will be available on team apps as well.
Each team will operate the cameras and will determine what is shown on the video boards and apps. The Cowboys already have been making such videos available to fans.
“Our philosophy is to always look for ways to improve,” Goodell has said. “Our goals are to continually evolve the game to make it better and safer, serve our fans in new ways, and represent the NFL with integrity. We do that by emphasizing quality and innovation, including the latest technology as it applies to everything from equipment to medical care to the stadium experience.”
Around the league
Atlanta: The Falcons released starting tackle Tyson Clabo, with the move effective after June 1.
Clabo started all 101 games he played for the Falcons, including 16 games in each of the past five seasons at right tackle. He has played the left side in his career, too.
The team will save about $4.5 million in salary by cutting Clabo, who joined Atlanta’s practice squad in 2005 after signing with Denver as an undrafted free agent the previous year.
Baltimore: The Ravens terminated the contract of reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a three-time Pro Bowler on special teams.
Ayanbadejo has played 10 seasons, the past five with Baltimore. He started four games at linebacker for the Ravens, but his main contribution was on special teams.
Detroit: Jason Hanson, 42, wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop.
The Lions kicker is retiring after 21 seasons. He said he thought about returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career.
“It’s time,” Hanson said.
Kansas City: The Chiefs added depth at linebacker by signing Frank Zombo, who had spent the past three seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
Zombo will be reunited with longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey, who was hired as the Chiefs’ general manager in January.
New York Giants: The Giants signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who spent the previous eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Patterson joins DT Cullen Jenkins, who also was cut in February, in moving from the Eagles to the Giants.