NFL announces expanded rookie program

NEW YORK (AP) All NFL rookies will now take part in an expanded program to help them adjust to life in the league, on and off the field.

The league said Tuesday the Rookie Transition Program will be hosted by each of its 32 teams and include both drafted and undrafted first-year players. The program replaces the centralized Rookie Symposium that was open only to drafted rookies.

The new format allows teams to tailor the orientation to their history and culture. Topics will include social responsibility, respect at work, mental health, character and values.

The program will be held June 20-22 for NFC rookies and June 22-24 for AFC rookies.


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