NFL's executive vice president content with current role
Even as the NFL Players Association is in the preliminary stages of finding an eventual permanent successor for the late Gene Upshaw, who died unexpectedly on Aug. 27, one prominent candidate all but withdrew his name Tuesday in consideration as the new union boss.Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations since joining the league in prior to the 2006 season, said he is content with staying on the other side of the league fence. ...
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Gene Upshaw (1945-2008)
News• Family, friends celebrate Upshaw at memorial
• Upshaw to be honored at all weekend games
• Players to wear uniform patch to honor Upshaw
• Public memorial to be held Sept. 2
• Upshaw to be remembered at preseason games
Commentary/features• Munson: Gene Upshaw remembered
• Chadiha: Upshaw's legacy a stronger union
• Clayton: Upshaw played game hard on, off field
• Clayton: What's next for NFLPA?
• Clayton: Who might succeed Upshaw?
• Garber: Upshaw's achievements (from 2006)
NFL blog network• NFL Nation blog: Upshaw
• Upshaw has on-field legacy too
• Bitter rival recalls Upshaw
Audio• Mike Ditka on Mike & Mike
• Former NFL executive Ernie Accorsi
• Former NFL player Robert Smith