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  • NFL to test alternative to onside kicks at Pro Bowl

    National Post "The NFL will test an alternative to the onside kick during the Pro Bowl on Sunday. While kickoffs no longer are used in the exhibition game, the teams will have two options at their disposal after scoring on the previous drive. The first is to have the opponent start its..." January 21

  • Players chosen in the 2020 NFL draft will get taken to the stage by boat

    Yahoo! Sports "We all knew that the 2020 NFL draft in Las Vegas would have some over-the-top elements. Few — if any — of us expected that one of those over-the-top elements would include boats. NFL draft officials revealed plans for the April 23-25 event on Tuesday. And those plans..." January 21

  • Ranking every Super Bowl game from best to worst

    USA Today "There was a time when Super Bowl dramatics were few and far between. But for most of the past two decades, the game has usually managed to live up to its perpetual hype. With the 49ers and Chiefs now set to meet in Super Bowl LIV, here are our all-time Super Sunday rankings (season noted..." January 21

  • Looking at every Super Bowl MVP ever

    CBS Sports "One thing is for sure heading into this year's Super Bowl showdown between the 49ers and Chiefs -- Tom Brady can't add to his record of four Super Bowl MVP awards.  Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win this..." January 20

  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • Looming head coach opportunities may have impacted offensive coordinators during the 2020 playoffs

    CBS Sports "The playoffs have not been kind to hotshot offensive coordinators. The play callers on that side of the ball, who were being courted for head coaching vacancies, simply did not fare favorably. In some cases, it was downright ugly. It's always a tricky proposition,..." January 17

  • Right side of Bills offensive line had surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills spent last offseason reconstructing their offensive line. This week, their offensive linemen are being reconstructed. " January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Bills Deny Giants’ Request To Interview Brian Daboll

    Syracuse.com "Objection! New York Giants head coach Joe Judge was hoping to interview Brian Daboll for the team’s offensive coordinator job, but the Buffalo Bills reportedly denied the request. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Judge had Bills offensive coordinator..." January 16

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Browns Interested In GM Interview With Bills Joe Schoen

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns are the lone organization remaining without a head coach. After restructuring the front office, Cleveland is also searching for a new general manager. After years of internal turmoil, a primary aim of the search appears to be finding a general manager and head coach who have..." January 12

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Cody Ford fined for block that played part in Bills' loss

    NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills were knocked out of the postseason by the Houston Texans. Now Cody Ford will be fined for a crucial play that played a part in ending their season. The right tackle was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block..." January 11

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • Browns Reportedly Down To Josh McDaniels, Kevin Stefanski & Brian Daboll For HC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, citing two sources, reports that the Browns are planning to wrap up their head-coaching search on Friday and hope to hire their next head coach by tonight or tomorrow. According to Volin, it appears as though the Browns are down to Patriots OC Josh..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • NFL looking into whether Bills broke rules on reporting Jerry Hughes’ injury

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills may be in some hot water regarding how they handled reporting injuries in connection to Jerry Hughes, who revealed he played with torn wrist ligaments. Hughes took to Twitter on Tuesday sharing that he played with an injury, torn wrist ligaments, this season. " January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Bills unsure if they’ll bring Frank Gore back

    Yahoo! Sports "Frank Gore said after the Bills’ playoff loss that he’s unsure whether he wants to play in 2020. If he does decide to play, he may need to go elsewhere. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said Gore has to decide whether he wants to keep playing, and then..." January 09

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

    NBC News "It's the battle of the billionaires. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump each plan to spend $10 million for advertisements during the telecast of next month's Super Bowl. Bloomberg locked down a 60-second spot, The New..." January 08

  • Action-packed weekend of NFL rules interpretations interrupted by football

    The Score "To watch the NFL anymore is to be constantly interrupted by game stoppages. To guess what a particular rule says, and how best to apply it. To frequently wonder why there aren't more intervals to interpret even more slow-motion replays. Football can be wildly entertaining. But the real..." January 08

  • How much do coaches make? The truth is elusive

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the news that the Panthers will pay coach Matt Rhule $60 million over seven years (with incentives that can kick the total to $70 million), some have begun to rattle off the earnings of other coaches, by way of comparison. But there’s a problem with the numbers that..." January 08

  • Sean McDermott wants Bills to remain as intact as possible

    Buffalo News "Bills coach Sean McDermott said the change that has happened with the Bills in the last three seasons is "real," but has no intention of sitting back and not being aggressive in the offseason. But McDermott cautioned about making too many changes, saying he wants to..." January 08

  • The Rooney Rule (still) isn’t working

    NBC Sports "To say that the Rooney Rule isn’t working is to presume that it ever did. It never truly did, at least not in the way it was intended. Ideally, the rule requiring at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for every head-coaching vacancy will prompt owners to engage in a..." January 07

  • Black Assistants Reportedly Growing Fed up With NFL as Head Coaching Snubs Continue

    12 Up "The odds of becoming a head coach in the NFL are small. The potential of doing so as an African-American leader of men is even more minuscule. This point's been proven time and time again, as the numbers continue to back up the very correct assertion that black coaches aren't..." January 07

  • Stephen A. Smith Rips NFL Teams For Lack Of Black Head Coaches

    Hot New Hip Hop "Stephen A. Smith has been very vocal about the things he dislikes in the world of sports. Today on First Take, Smith voiced his displeasure with what's been going on in terms of the NFL head coaching searches. So far, every team in need of a new coach has hired a white person and it..." January 07

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Jameis Winston Next Season

    Bleacher Report "While playoff teams like the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying the success of their franchise signal-callers, other organizations are desperately trying to find their own. This is why the upcoming free-agent class, highlighted by Tom Brady, Drew Brees,..." January 07

  • How XFL rules will differ from NFL, including shootout-style overtime format

    USA Today "The ending of Sunday's wild-card game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prompted another wave of criticism for the NFL's overtime rules, which allowed the Vikings to win without New Orleans even touching the ball.  Roughly 48 hours later, the..." January 07

  • The NFL is on doorstep of new quarterback hierarchy

    New York Post "There was a passing of the torch in the NFL this weekend, an unexpected but significant occurrence that could usher the league into a new era of quarterbacks. A cynic might describe the transition as “out with old and in with the new.” But what’s evolving before our..." January 07

  • Buffalo Bills $500K jewelry shopping spree before playoff game

    TMZ "The Buffalo Bills left Houston with an L, but the players didn't go empty-handed ... 'cause some of the team's biggest stars went on a huge jewelry shopping spree before the game!! TMZ Sports has learned ... about 20 Bills players, including guys like Ed..." January 06

  • Owners Confident CBA Will Include 17-Game Season?

    Pro Football Rumors "The owners and the NFLPA are making “incremental” progress toward finalizing a collective bargaining agreement, and Mark Maske of the Washington Post notes the goal of the process being finalized by Super Bowl LIV remains attainable. While the revenue split..." January 06

  • Coin flips are no way to determine game winners, and NFL needs to change its overtime rules

    USA Today "Why not use one of those skills contests they do at the NFL scouting combine to break a tie? Or have each team designate a player for a speed round of rock, paper, scissors? Ooh, I know! Force offensive and defensive players to switch sides and see who can score. Silly as all of these..." January 06

  • Most Likely NFL Draft Landing Spots For Tua Tagovailoa

    The Big Lead "It's official: Tua Tagovailoa is no longer a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide and will enter the NFL draft, as he announced in a press conference on Monday. The talent he's shown is obvious to even us armchair general managers, but where exactly he'll be selected come April will..." January 06

  • Pat Shurmur hoping to get an offensive coordinator job

    New York Post "Pat Shurmur isn’t going into hiding. And he might not be going very far at all. Fired by the Giants last week, Shurmur prefers to jump right back into coaching and is expected to be sought after for an offensive coordinator position in 2020 rather than sit out a..." January 06

  • NFL Teams Shouldn't Hire Josh McDaniels as Their Head Coach This Offseason

    The Big Lead "For the first time in 10 years, the New England Patriots will not be playing in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. As the offseason arrives early in Foxborough, rumors about who might leave the organization after a disappointing year have already begun in earnest, most..." January 06

  • Browns will interview Brian Daboll Monday in Cleveland; Josh McDaniels & Kevin Stefanski up this week, too

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Browns and current Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will come to Cleveland on Monday to interview for their head coaching vacancy, a league source told cleveland.com. He’ll be the fifth of seven candidates to interview for the job vacated by Freddie Kitchens when..." January 06

  • Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the..." January 06

  • Bills OC Brian Daboll to Interview for Browns HC Job

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns seem to be eyeing offensive-minded head coaches for Baker Mayfield after surprisingly firing Freddie Kitchens. That now apparently includes Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is coming off one heck of a season. " January 05

  • Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander Says He'll Retire After 15-Year NFL Career

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Bills were handed a crushing 22-19 overtime defeat by the Houston Texans in Saturday afternoon's AFC wild-card matchup, and the team suffered another loss postgame. Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander announced his retirement while..." January 05

  • Referees Missed a Texans' Delay of Game On Crucial 3rd Down Conversion

    The Big Lead "Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans beat the Buffalo Bills in overtime in the first AFC Wild Card game, 22-19. Watson made some improbable plays down the stretch, including a conversion on 3rd and 18 from his own 19-yard line early in the drive. The only problem is, it looks like..." January 05