NFL to track players using GPS devices
The NFL informed teams it will soon begin tracking players using GPS technology, Peter King reports.
NFL has sent memo to all teams. Players can be tracked using GPS "for select games and practices." Phil, Atl already do it heavily.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 14, 2013
As King notes, it's not a move on the NFL's part to create a world akin to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four."
Players' movements will only be tracked during games and practices. The data gathered will be used to improve understanding of player conditioning.
The league memo announcing the move indicated all players will be required to wear a tracking device during games within the next few years.