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NFL draft to take place as scheduled

NFL free agency is underway as scheduled, and next month's draft will not be moved, either.

The league announced Monday that the NFL draft will go on as planned from April 23-25 with no public events held around the draft.

“This decision reflects our foremost priority — the health and safety of all fans and citizens,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “While the outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl.”

The draft will be televised, the league said, and updates on the "innovative options" the league is considering for how to stage the draft will be announced in the future.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.