NFL Notes: Pro Bowl moves from Honolulu to Orlando for next 3 seasons


ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Pro Bowl is Orlando-bound.

After weeks of speculation, the NFL announced on Wednesday that the Pro Bowl is moving from Honolulu to Orlando for the next three seasons.

"For us, Orlando is the new home of the Pro Bowl," NFL senior vice president of events Peter O'Reilly said at a news conference at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports.

The NFL and Orlando agreed on a three-year deal for the Pro Bowl to be played at renovated Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl.

The Pro Bowl had been anchored in Hawaii since 1979 with the exception of two years. The game will be played Jan. 29, during the week between the championship title games and the Super Bowl.

NFL: Court won't reconsider ruling on concussions settlement
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia says it won't reconsider a ruling that upholds the potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims.

Critics of the plan for retired players had hoped the full court would reconsider the approval granted by a three-judge panel in April. They say the lead players' lawyers traded away compensation for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (ehn-sehf-uh-LAH'-thuh-pee), or CTE, to boost awards for less common problems.

The settlement plan could pay several million dollars to young players with severe neurological diseases, but most ex-players would get far less.

The settlement also offers medical monitoring to more than 20,000 retirees for the next 65 years.

The Philadelphia court ruled Wednesday.

The challengers still could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Browns: RG3 making progress but not named starter yet
BEREA, Ohio -- RG3 hasn't convinced Browns coach Hue Jackson he should be No. 1 just yet.

While quarterback Robert Griffin III has made steady improvement in his first practices with Cleveland, showing some of the flash that made him a star in Washington, Jackson isn't ready to name him his starter.

"He's made tremendous strides," Jackson said Wednesday as the Browns completed their final practice before holding a minicamp next week.

"He's getting better and growing each and every day. I'm very proud of the work he's put in. It hasn't been perfect all the time, but it's been really good. I see glimpses of it being extremely good and that's what we're chasing and that's at every position,” (see full story).

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