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The Latest: Goodell plans to attend Patriots' opener

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL meetings (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has plans for Thursday night, Sept. 7.

Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that he expects to be at the season kickoff in Foxborough when the Patriots play host to an undetermined opponent.

Smiling broadly when asked about it, Goodell said "I plan to be at the kickoff game."

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Lions reach 3-year deal with T.J. Lang

DETROIT (AP) — T.J. Lang is switching sides in an NFC North rivalry — and returning to his roots.

The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Lang, another significant move to bolster their offensive line in a busy offseason so far. Mike McCartney, Lang's agent, tweeted news of the contract Sunday. The Lions later confirmed that they had signed the free-agent guard, and made him available to reporters on a conference call.

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Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big-league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis, which up to now has seen major sporting events just passing through.