NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suggested Tuesday that the NFL Draft might move out of the New York in the future.
On Monday, the league announced that the draft would move from April to May in 2014 because Radio City Music Hall is booked for a Rockettes show. The tentative 2014 dates are May 8-10 or May 15-17.
Goodell said the date switch is a temporary alternative and that a new venue might be needed in order for the NFL to continue to grow the popular event.
The league is hesitant about returning to New York locations where the draft previously was held, such as the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The draft has been held in New York since 1965.
"Frankly, to date, the experience we've had, particularly with the event growing with its popularity, the sites we've been at in the past, I'm not sure we would look at (MSG) again," Goodell said. "So we haven't found a location in New York that we think meets our requirements.
"But I think one of the things we'll have to do at some point is start looking at other cities."
Goodell said the NFL would begin looking at other cities and venues for 2015 and beyond. Host cities prior to 1965 included Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.
In other news, Goodell said he wanted the league to explore a more dignified approach for teams to cut players.
"How do we make the process more dignified? It is in some cases the last experience a player has with a team or any team in the NFL," Goodell said. "So we have to do a better job of doing that in a humane way and a way that will make sure they understand the respect we have for them and the pride we have in what they accomplished.
"Make sure they understand what they'll be experiencing as they separate from an NFL team and make sure they have the services that are available to them, which we provide and we think can be incredibly valuable to them."