NFL News and Notes - April 21, 2010

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider is a pivotal figure in an important draft for the franchise, writes Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.

Three of the San Francisco 49ers first four games, and four of their final six games in 2010 will be on the road.

Five of the Arizona Cardinals' eight games in 2010 are at home, including a pair of prime-time contests.

St. Louis Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke, who is attempting to purchase the remaining 60%, would keep the Rams in St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

As first reported by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the New Orleans Saints will kick off the 2010 season against the Minnesota Vikings at 8:30pm ET on Thursday, September 9 on NBC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Byron Leftwich was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a seventh-round draft pick.

A Monday Night Football game at home against the New Orleans Saints highlights the Atlanta Falcons' 2010 schedule, writes D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

14 of the Carolina Panthers' regular season games start at 1pm ET.

The Washington Redskins acquired former first-round defensive lineman Adam Carriker from the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round pick.

Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson's injury (ACL) could prompt the team to draft a center early in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Manning Bowl II, when the New York Giants travel to the Indianapolis Colts, will be a Sunday Night Football game on NBC.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team has a very challenging schedule.

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz praised quarterback Jay Cutler. (Be careful, Jay. Last coach to do that traded you.)

Three of the Green Bay Packers first four games of the 2010 regular season are at Lambeau Field.

Minnesota Vikings director of college scouting is not a fan of the NFL's new draft format, reports Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.

Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News foresees a 6-10 season for the Detroit Lions.

Four of the Indianapolis Colts' first six games of the 2010 season are on the road, including two divisional games.

The Tennessee Titans were scheduled for just two prime-time games in 2010, but both are against divisional opponents.

In what may be a sign that the NFL is expecting big things from them this season, the Houston Texans will play three games in prime-time in 2010.

Weather could be an aide to the start of the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2010 regular season schedule.

Miami Dolphins legend Jason Taylor agreed to terms with the New York Jets.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald lays out what he knows about the Taylor-Dolphins affair.

After spending the summer on HBO's "Hard Knocks", the New York Jets will play five prime-time games in 2010.

Free agent wide receiver Torry Holt signed a one-year, $1.7 million dollar deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday.

Three of the Buffalo Bills' first four games in 2010 are against playoff teams from 2009.

To return to the playoffs, the Baltimore Ravens will need to be road warriors at the start of the season.

Five of the Pittsburgh Steelers final twelve games are scheduled for prime-time.

All of the Cleveland Browns' 16 games in 2010 are scheduled for 1pm ET starts.

For just the second time in franchise history, the Cincinnati Bengals will open the season with three of their first four games on the road, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Fulfilling owner Clark Hunt's wish, the Kansas City Chiefs will open the 2010 season on Monday Night Football in the newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium.

For the sixth straight season, the Denver Broncos will open the regular season on the road.

Picked by many to reach the Super Bowl, the San Diego Chargers' 2010 scheduled is littered with early-season road games and prime-time games.

The Oakland Raiders have a late-season bye and no prime-time games scheduled.

Today's NFL birthdays: Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta (24), Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (30), Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (27), Raiders offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (28), Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams (28), and free agent quarterback Craig Nall (31).

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