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All NFL Teams Will Recognize Art Modell In Week 1

Every NFL game will hold a moment of silence or another appropriate gesture for former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell this Sunday.

Modell died of natural causes on Thursday. He was 87 years old.

Modell was one of the most influential owners in the NFL's history, but is perhaps best-known for moving the Browns to Baltimore in 1996. The "other appropriate gesture" is likely geared toward the current Browns, as many fans will never forgive Modell for moving the team.

The Browns did confirm earlier that they will honor Modell during Sunday's opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, although a specific plan has not been decided, according to

"We're trying strike the right balance,'' Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said today. "We want to show respect and dignity for Modell's family, the community and the fans.''

Talk about Modell with Browns fans at Dawgs by Nature and with Ravens fans at Baltimore Beatdown.