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Owners Meetings Roundup: Day One

NFL owners, general managers and coaches are in Boca Raton, Florida, for the Annual League Meeting.

The groups will discuss numerous topics over the next few days, including a handful of proposed rule changes, which will be voted on by the owners.

An interesting piece of news to come out of Monday's meetings is that the NFL is looking into playing a 2017 regular-season game in Germany and another game the following year in China.

The NFL has also hosted multiple games in Europe, including a Vikings win over Pittsburgh at Wembley Stadium in London in 2013. The venue hosted three regular-season games in 2015. The Texans and Raiders will also play in Mexico City on Monday Night Football in 2016.

The Vikings played a preseason game in Germany on Aug. 7, 1993.

All together now

It's a rare sight that almost all of the league's general managers and coaches are in one place at the same time.

Each group gathered for a team photo of sorts on Monday in Florida.

NFL general managers posing for a first-ever "team photo." pic.twitter.com/6Xfzxqio02 — Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) March 21, 2016

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman is in the middle row, fourth from the left.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer is in the front row, fourth from the right. Not pictured: New England's Bill Belichick, Dallas' Jason Garrett, Kansas City's Andy Reid and New Orleans' Sean Payton.

Appealing league rulings

A pair of NFL teams are trying to get back picks for April's NFL Draft.

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft told reporters Monday that he penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a month ago asking for the league to reverse the penalties from the 2015 deflated football investigation.

The Patriots were docked a 2016 first-round pick by the league.

Kansas City, meanwhile, officially appealed its recent penalty that resulted from the league's determination that the team tampered with free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin last year.

The Chiefs lost a third-round pick this year and a sixth-round pick in 2017 because the NFL found the team violated the league's anti-tampering policy.

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