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Goodell: Third game in London likely

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Commissioner Roger Goodell said he expects the NFL to play a third game annually in London "pretty soon" and that the Jacksonville Jaguars could play two games per year in the city in the near future.

Goodell was speaking at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on Tuesday, and per New York Post writer Bart Hubbuch, said the "NFL's hope is to eventually put an actual franchise in London," as the league "likes the reception games are getting there."

Goodell added that future games could be played in additional venues to Wembley Stadium thanks to upgrades English Premier League franchises have made to their stadiums.

As the NFL also looks into the agency started by Jay-Z, Goodell said he supports the rapper's presence in the sport "as long as he goes through the proper channels." Jay-Z is not currently a licensed agent and therefor is not permitted to recruit athletes, although his firm has recently landed several prominent clients - with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson reportedly set to join Jay-Z's group as well.

Other notes from Goodell on Tuesday:

--Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel called the Commissioner recently to formally request Soldier Field be put on the list to play host to a Super Bowl.

--Fans at next year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium will have access to "warming huts" and electric warming devices at their seats. "I expect it to be cold (for the event), and we're going to embrace that."

--The NFL won't seriously consider returning to the Los Angeles market until a new stadium situation is finalized.

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