Officials anticipated to announce Philadelphia as 2017 draft host

A news conference has been scheduled for noon ET in Philadelphia on Thursday with league and city officials, as well as officials from the Eagles, where it is anticipated that Philadelphia will be announced as the host city of the 2017 NFL Draft.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signaled a move was coming last month in saying the draft was "very likely" to leave Chicago. The draft spent two years in the Windy City after being held in New York the previous 50 years.

Dallas is among the cities vying to host the draft in 2018. Green Bay has expressed an interest in hosting the draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021, while Detroit could be involved in securing a future draft, along with Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Canton, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta.

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