Commissioner cleans up

Memo to anyone on the Lower East Side of Manhattan this afternoon who thought one of those folks doing clean-up work in East River Park looked like NFL commissioner Roger Goodell:

It was.

Goodell joined a group of employees from NFL headquarters who volunteered today as part of the United Way’s Hometown Huddle program. It’s the 10th year of the program, which is billed as a league-wide day of service. Representatives from all 32 teams are out in their communities today working on a series of volunteer projects, ranging from rebuilding playgrounds to hosting youth football clinics and helping kids stay active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and fitness campaign.

This is the first time in the 10 years of the program that the league office is getting involved in the volunteer effort. Elsewhere, Packers RB Ryan Grant, 49ers WR Isaac Bruce and Redskins WR Santana Moss are among the dozens of NFL players taking part.

For a complete list of what teams are doing in their respective communities, click here.

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