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  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • Bears Sign Manti Te’o To Practice Squad

    Bleacher Nation "Having brought in a trio of linebackers last week to try out for depth, the Chicago Bears opted to sign Manti Te’o to the practice squad today. The Bears have starters Roquan Smith (playing at a Pro Bowl level) and Danny Trevathan (still useful, but obviously slowing..." October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Rams sign K Kai Forbath off Bears practice squad

    USA Today "Fans have been calling for the Rams to make a change at kicker with Samuel Sloman missing three PATs and two field goals in six games, and they could be on the verge of doing so. The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed kicker Kai Forbath off the Bears’ practice squad,..." October 20

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • Nick Foles Defends 5-1 Bears: ‘Would You Rather Lose Pretty Or Win Ugly?'

    NBC Chicago "In the midst of a Meek Mill-fueled adrenaline rush, Nick Foles might’ve made the most compelling argument for why the 2020 Bears, actually, are a good football team. “Would you rather lose pretty or win ugly? I think that we’d rather win ugly,” Foles..." October 19

  • Bears’ Cole Kmet scores first career TD on a dime from Nick Foles

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears have gotten off to a hot start against the Carolina Panthers after safety Tashaun Gipson picked off quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the opening drive. The offense has since wasted no time in capitalizing. Quarterback Nick Foles found tight end Cole Kmet..." October 18

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • Bears activate John Jenkins from IR

    Chicago Bears "The Bears on Friday activated veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins from injured reserve and listed him as questionable for Sunday's game in Carolina. Jenkins was placed on injured reserve Sept. 24 after hurting his thumb in a Week 2 win over the Giants.  " October 17

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." October 17

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • Antonio Brown Throws Shade At Nick Foles; Wouldn’t Play With Bears & Doesn’t Like His Nickname

    Awesemo "Former NFL  wide receiver Antonio Brown is still currently serving an 8 game suspension, which is almost over. Which means it’s that time of the year again to talk about possible landing destinations for the controversial wide receiver. Deion Sanders and the guys at..." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Last year Bears cut Mike Davis, this year Bears think he’ll be “a beast” to stop

    Pro Football Talk "Less than a year ago, the Bears cut running back Mike Davis. That was a surprise, given that they had signed him to a two-year, $6 million contract in free agency and had only given him 11 carries in seven games. But the Bears decided to move on quickly, in time for his signing not to..." October 15

  • Packers’ Jamaal Williams takes hilarious shot at Tom Brady

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is never going to live down his Week 4 mental mistake, and some of his peers are more than happy to pile on. Take Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams. On this week’s edition of “The Jamaal Williams Show presented by GameOnWi,” he was..." October 15

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • Bears Work Out LBs Manti Te’o, Deone Bucannon

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears have some veteran linebackers on their radar. They brought in Manti Te’o and Deone Bucannon for workouts on Wednesday, with second-year defender Justin Phillips taking part in the audition as well, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson (on..." October 14

  • Bears' Matt Nagy doesn’t rule out Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Talk "The release of Jets running back Le'Veon Bell likely became official at 4:00 p.m. ET. So when he becomes a free agent, where will he land? Bears coach Matt Nagy was asked about the possibility of Bell signing in Chicago. Nagy didn’t rule it out. " October 14

  • NFL reportedly has no plans to implement playoff bubble

    Yardbarker "The idea of holding the NFL playoffs in a bubble is one that has been discussed more as positive coronavirus cases keep popping up, but there has been no indication that the league is seriously considering it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and..." October 14

  • Super Bowl in New Orleans pushed back a year to 2025 over Mardi Gras conflict

    WWLTV.com "The city of New Orleans will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024, but instead 2025 after the NFL approved the city's plan to move hosting back a year due to a conflict with Mardi Gras parades, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Wednesday. The 2024 Super..." October 14

  • NFL to reimagine 2021 Pro Bowl; '22 Pro Bowl awarded to Las Vegas

    NFL.com "The NFL Pro Bowl presented by Verizon brings together NFL players, their families and fans for a fun and interactive celebration of the best players in the game. Over the last several months, the NFL has innovated the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual..." October 14

  • Should these teams sign Le’Veon Bell?

    Sportsnaut "It doesn’t take a genius to realize that embattled New York Jets head coach Adam Gase didn’t have a great relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell. In fact, there were rumors surrounding the Jets this past offseason that they were looking to move on from..." October 14

  • 6 NFL Teams That Should Sign Le'Veon Bell

    Complex "Le'Veon Bell is now a free agent after the New York Jets just released him this evening. This move isn't a total surprise because Bell clearly wanted out and the team was trying to trade him. With the amount of money Bell was owed, a trade was never going to happen. However, this could..." October 14

  • Potential Landing Spots for Le'Veon Bell

    Bleacher Report "Two years ago, running back Le'Veon Bell decided he'd rather sit out the season than play on the franchise tag. The move landed him his coveted big-money deal in free agency, but less than two years after signing with the New York Jets, he is again out of..." October 14

  • Bruce Arians Reacts To Seeing Tom Brady Cuss Out Teammates

    The Spun "Tom Brady isn’t afraid to cuss out teammates when they make mistakes. He was seen doing so during the Buccaneers’ loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. ampa Bay still has plenty of issues to sort out on the offensive side of the ball, that much was clear on..." October 13

  • Le'Veon Bell released; five most logical landing spots for Jets Pro Bowl running back

    CBS Sports "The Le'Veon Bell experiment in New York has simply been a square peg, round hole situation from Day 1. Upon signing his four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets in March of 2019, there was immediate discontent between the front office and head coach Adam Gase, who..." October 13

  • Cardinals Sign Prince Amukamara To Practice Squad

    AZ Cardinals "The Cardinals are bringing home a familiar face. The team signed cornerback Prince Amukamara to the practice squad Tuesday, giving them a veteran option in case of injury or COVID. To make room, the Cardinals cut wide receiver Jaron Brown from the practice squad. Amukamara..." October 13

  • Here are the 5 most-likely Matt Ryan trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Could the Atlanta Falcons trade star signal caller Matt Ryan? It’s a question that will be raised on the NFL rumor mill for the next several months after Atlanta fired head coach Dan Quinn. Falcons owner Arthur Blank would not commit to Ryan beyond the 2020 NFL..." October 13

  • 3 possible trade destinations for QB Dwayne Haskins

    Yahoo! Sports "The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the..." October 13

  • NFL considering Dallas, L.A. for potential playoff bubble

    SI "Los Angeles, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, are among the cities being considered to host neutral-site bubbles beginning in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, according to The Athletic's Lindsay Jones and Daniel Kaplan.  The NFL is reportedly continuing to..." October 13

  • Players agree with Matt Nagy's critique of offense

    Chicago Bears "Speaking to the media Monday, Bears receiver Allen Robinson II and right guard Germain Ifedi both applauded the candid comments that coach Matt Nagy made last Friday about the team's offense needing to improve. Less than 24 hours after the Bears had rallied to beat the Buccaneers..." October 13

  • NFL could add additional weeks to regular season

    NFL.com "According to a source familiar with the NFL's scheduling scenarios, when the league decided Sunday morning not to play Broncos-Patriots on Monday night, it debated an indefinite postponement, which would essentially have put the "Week 18" scenario in play. Instead, the..." October 12

  • Matt Nagy Shares Details of Animated Talk With Nick Foles: ‘I Agree With Him’

    Heavy "We all saw it. If you were watching the Tampa Bay Bucs play the Chicago Bears Thursday night, it was pretty hard to miss the wildly animated conversation between Chicago quarterback Nick Foles and head coach Matt Nagy on the sidelines. It happened early on in the fourth..." October 10

  • Bears practice-squad player tests positive for COVID-19

    Chicago Sun-Times "A Bears practice squad player tested positive for coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and the team is is putting him through contact tracing. Practice squad players are not allowed on the sidelines during games, which means the unnamed practice squad player probably..." October 10

  • Bucs' Tom Brady looking lost while losing late to Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears

    USA Today "Tom Brady sure isn’t in New England anymore. The six-time Super Bowl champion lost a game Thursday night that he never would have if he were still with the New England Patriots. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up a whopping 109 yards in penalties, had just one touchdown to show..." October 10

  • Khalil Mack, Bears' D smelled 'blood in the water' vs. Tom Brady's Buccaneers

    NFL.com "Defenses have predictably struggled to slow the onslaught of offenses to start the 2020 season. The Chicago Bears, however, are one of the few units that have been a force thus far. Thursday, ?Khalil Mack? & Co. proved why, pestering ?Tom Brady? like flies on a goat. The..." October 10

  • Ian Rapoport Suspended By NFL Network For Manscaped Advertisement

    The Big Lead "On Friday night, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport abruptly announced he would be suspended until October 22. Rapoport said he had posted something to his social channels without clearing it with his employer. The post in question was a video where Rapoport extolled the virtues of the..." October 10

  • NFL ratings; ‘Thursday Night Football’ Buccaneers-Bears game offers mixed results for NFL

    Sportsnaut "Thursday Night Football returned to FOX to kick off Week 5 of the NFL season and with it came a ratings boost for the league and network. However, the news wasn’t all positive for the NFL and FOX following Thursday night’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Chicago Bears game. " October 10