List of defunct NFL franchises

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Franchise Locations Venues Years Fate
Akron Pros/Akron Indians Akron, Ohio League Park 1920-26 Suspended operations in 1927.
Baltimore Colts Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium 1950 Folded in 1950. No relation to the later Colts that started in 1953.
Boston Yanks Boston, Massachusetts Fenway Park 1944-48 Folded in 1948, but owner Ted Collins started the New York Bulldogs the next year.
Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers New York City, New York Yankee Stadium (1945)
Ebbets Field (1930-44)
1930-45 Merged with the Boston Yanks in 1945.
Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons/Rangers Buffalo, New York multiple 1920-29 Folded in 1929.
Canton Bulldogs Canton, Ohio League Field 1920-27 Folded in 1927.
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati, Ohio Crosley Field 1933 Suspended in 1934 for failure to pay league dues.
Dallas Texans Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl 1952 Folded in 1952.
Detroit Wolverines Detroit, Michigan Dinan Field 1923-28 Purchased by New York Giants owner Tim Mara in 1928 and deactivated.
Frankford Yellow Jackets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Frankford Stadium 1924-31 Folded in 1931, replaced two seasons later by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kansas City Cowboys Kansas City, Missouri Muehlebach Field 1924-26 Purchased by the Cleveland Bulldogs and merged.
Orange/Newark Tornadoes Newark, New Jersey
Orange, New Jersey
Newark Schools Stadium (1930)
Knights of Columbus Field (1929)
1929-30 Sold back to the NFL in 1930.
Pottsville Maroons/Boston Bulldogs Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Minersville Park
Braves Field
Folded in 1929.
Racine Tornadoes Racine, Wisconsin Horlick Field 1922-24, 1936 Folded mid-season in 1936.
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