PHOENIX — Usually, the media covering the annual NFL meetings, a Sunday-to-Wednesday affair, is into the story-manufacturing phase by about Monday. No such chance this week at the Arizona Biltmore, where a medium black coffee runs you $4.07. The slate of stuff:Sunday night: NFL announces hire of a new chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills of Vanderbilt University. Sills, a neurologist and the founder of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, presumably will focus significantly on head trauma and how much more the league can do to limit the amount of it in a violent game.Monday: Owners are slated to vote on the Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas. One source close to the process said Sunday it would be “a surprise” if the move wasn’t approved, and if you read commissioner Roger Goodell’s Friday night letter to the mayor of Oakland, I might raise “surprise” to “shock.” If it happens, this would end a 15-month period of franchise shifts, with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders moving to Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Las Vegas since the start of 2016.Tuesday: Houston coach Bill O’Brien and Denver coach Vance Joseph, at annual AFC coaches breakfast, find new and exciting ways to no-comment questions on their interest in acquiring in-limbo Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.Tuesday: Dallas owner… Read full this story
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