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NFL players to wear transmitters inside shoulder pads this season to help measure new stats

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - NFL players will wear transmitters inside their shoulder pads this season to help measure stats such as how far they ran during a game.

The league said Thursday that it will install real-time location systems in 17 stadiums. The receivers located throughout the venue will collect data including position, speed and distance that will be compiled into a database. Coaches, broadcasters and fans will have access to these "next-generation" stats during the game.

The Zebra Technologies systems will be installed in Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, New Orleans, Oakland, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington. All but two of those stadiums are hosting Thursday night games.

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