NFL, City of Philly Deny Report That 2017 Draft in Philadelphia Is Done Deal

The NFL draft might be coming to Philadelphia in the spring, but it's not a done deal yet. 

U.S. congressman Bob Brady told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the draft will be in Philly, citing a conversation with the mayor.

But it's not a done deal yet, according to the NFL and the city. An NFL spokesperson told CSNPhilly.com that the league doesn't have any agreements in place with cities for future drafts, and a spokesperson for the mayor denied the report, that Philly is definitely hosting the draft, to NBC10.

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Back on April 27, an NFL spokesperson did tell CSNPhilly.com that Philly was one of the cities interested in hosting the event.

The draft has been in Chicago for the last two years after New York City was the longtime host. Philadelphia hasn't hosted the draft since Dec. 27-28, 1960 at the Warwick Hotel. It's unclear where next year's event would be held, as the draft has grown considerably in the last 56 years.

Brady told the Inquirer that he had spoken to Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, who said the city agreed to host the event and commit $5 million for the event.

When a report surfaced in April that the Eagles were the frontrunners for the draft, they were said to be battling with Los Angeles. Neither team has a first-round pick in 2017.

CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank contributed to this story.

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