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  • Latest On NFL Salary Cap Discussions

    Pro Football Talk "The NFLPA submitted a counteroffer to the owners’ most recent financial proposal, and the sides are prepared to resume discussions on a call Monday. The union’s plan calls for a flat cap in 2021. The 2020 number ($198.2MM) would become next year’s cap as well,..." July 11

  • “OL Masterminds Summit” features few masks, no distancing

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and the NFL Players Association haggle over every detail of football in a pandemic, one key question will be whether players can and will do everything they need to do — and not do everything they shouldn’t do — from August through December (or, in the case of 12..." July 11

  • NFLPA wants to spread pandemic financial losses over 10 years

    Pro Football Talk "Significant issues indeed remain between the NFL and NFL Players Association as management and labor struggle to resolve all issues that need to be resolved before pandemic football can be played. All are equally significant in this moment, but one carries universal significance:..." July 11

  • NFL referees plan to wear masks on the field "NFL Referees Association executive director Scott Green told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that on-field officials are expected to wear some kind of face covering and gloves. Masks are one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and although players say it’s..." July 11

  • Start of NFL training camp could be in jeopardy?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has stuck to its schedule for months, with the hopes of starting the 2020 season on time despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with friction emerging between the league and the NFL Players Association, the start of training camp and the beginning of the regular season could be in..." July 11

  • NFL can impose pandemic protocols, NFLPA can challenge via grievance

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association currently are negotiating the various rules for football in a pandemic, but not because the pandemic gives rise to a duty to bargain. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL has full authority to implement any and all rules that the..." July 11

  • At least one ‘elite’ NFL player could sit out 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Several NBA and MLB players have decided to opt out of the 2020 season for a variety of different reasons, and we could see the same with the NFL in the coming weeks. According to one report, at least one well-known NFL player is considering sitting out. Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." July 10

  • With multiple big issues pending, NFL and NFLPA to negotiate again Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The clock keeps ticking toward the start of training camp, if it’s indeed going to start on July 28. Aiding that process would be an agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on all remaining issues. There are several. Per a source with knowledge of the..." July 10

  • NFL, Players Association still split on major issues

    Clutch Points "Although the NFL may be working toward a solution to play out the 2020 season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are still some glaring issues that they must work out with the NFL Player’s Association before training camp begins at the end of the..." July 10

  • NFL coaches, players won't be required to wear masks on sidelines

    Yardbarker "The NFL has begun sharing its game-day safety protocols, which forbids jersey swaps and post-game interactions. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that coaches are not required to wear masks on the sidelines, though all other non-player personnel will have to wear masks. NFL teams..." July 10

  • Jarvis Landry calls on Tom Brady to speak up about social justice

    The Spun "It is a pivotal time for the NFL for various reasons, and Jarvis Landry thinks Tom Brady needs to make his voice heard more. In a passionate message tonight on Twitter, Landry asked for Brady to become more vocal in the coming days during behind the scenes calls and conversations with..." July 10

  • 5 NFL stars who could be released during training camp

    Sportsnaut "There’s a number of star NFL players who find themselves on shaky ground heading into the start of training camp later this month. We already know about the drama Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has caused. But he’s not alone on this..." July 10

  • Sports world rips NFL for absurd COVID-19 safety guidelines

    Sportsnaut "As uncertainty hangs over the 2020 NFL season, the league has come under rampant criticism from players, coaches and executives for the league’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The criticism turned into mockery on Thursday when the NFL revealed a series of..." July 09

  • NFL Bans Jersey Swaps, Postgame Interactions Within 6 Feet Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "The NFL continued to provide coronavirus-related guidance for teams and players in a memo Wednesday night detailing game-day protocols for the 2020 season. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network provided details from the memo, which included a ban on jersey exchanges and other..." July 09

  • Anonymous NFL Executive Crushes Dak Prescott As Being “Marginal” At The QB Position

    Total Pro Sports "ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler recently polled over 50 executives, coaches, scouts, and players to form a consensus on the league’s top-10 quarterbacks. The group ranked the Dallas Cowboys’ franchise player as the game’s ninth-best QB for 2020. " July 09

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Certain Game-Day Protocols?

    Pro Football Rumors "3:21pm: Hold the phone. A source tells Pelissero that the union has not yet agreed to the protocols (Twitter link). “Still a work in progress,” the source said. 1:28pm: The NFL and NFLPA are in agreement on a number of game-day protocols that are..." July 09

  • NFLPA reminds players that drug testing resumes when training camp opens

    Pro Football Talk "NFL training camps currently are set to open on July 28, in 19 days. The NFL Players Association has reminded players that, when they show up, they are subject to unannounced drug testing. The new labor deal moved the opening of the window for annual substance-abuse testing from April..." July 09

  • NFLPA to NFL: Tell us why four preseason games is problematic, but two isn’t

    WEEI Boston "There had been some thought that the NFL would be in better shape than other leagues because it had more time to wait out the coronavirus pandemic before playing games. However, with the virus not only still present, but once again spiking in the United States, the reality that the..." July 09

  • Browns communicate with season ticket members about 2020 season "The Browns on Thursday communicated important updates to their loyal base of season ticket members and provided preliminary expectations for the upcoming season. While plans in most capacities remain fluid, one thing is certain: This upcoming season will look very different because of..." July 09

  • A.J. Brown, Courtland Sutton and Other Young Receivers Who Will Reshape the NFL

    Bleacher Report "Chris Godwin is one of the NFL's best receivers. He's coming off an 86-catch, 1,333-yard, nine-touchdown season for the Buccaneers in 2019, has already caught 179 passes for 2,700 yards in a three-year career, and he is about to share the huddle with the greatest quarterback in league..." July 09

  • ESPN Devoting an Entire Week to Madden '21

    The Big Lead "ESPN is planning a week devoted to Madden '21 starting on Monday, July 13th. According to Variety, the World Wide Leader will be revealing and debating player ratings.  Get Up, First Take, SportsCenter and NFL Live will all devote segments to the game. That is..." July 09

  • NFL, NFLPA working on player opt-out protocol for 2020 "With veterans expected to report to training camps in 20 days, the NFL and NFLPA have a host of issues to continue to sort out before players return. Among the questions lingering in the air amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the potential for players opting out of participating in..." July 08

  • Taylor Lewan claims new proposal might result in brand new NFLPA

    Clutch Points "Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan voiced his strong opposition to the NFL’s plan to keep a large portion of player salaries in escrow for the 2020 season. On Monday, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that the league “proposed 35% of..." July 08

  • No chance players accept withholding salaries, NFLPA pushes for flat cap

    Sportsnaut "As the 2020 NFL season draws closer, it looks a fight between the NFL and the NFL Players Association is looming over how the league will handle billions in lost revenue this year. While the league anticipates having a full 2020 NFL season, it’s projected to come with a..." July 08

  • Blockbuster NFL Trades That Could Happen Before 2021

    Bleacher Report "It's become increasingly normal to expect blockbuster NFL moves throughout the year.  This applies even during what used to be quiet parts of the summer. Most recently, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots made a splash by signing 2015 league..." July 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Training Camp Facility Protocol

    Pro Football Rumors "The league and union are still at odds over a number of issues, but at least they have come together on one key point: a club facility protocol for training camp. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the two sides are in agreement on a three-tier framework for facility..." July 08

  • Browns appear to be out of the bidding for Jadeveon Clowney

    Fantasy Pros "Former Texans and Seahawks star pass-rusher Jaedeveon Clowney has received interest from several teams over the last couple months but sources tell Pro Football Talk that the Browns appear to no longer be one of those teams.  " July 08

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Among Players Backing NFLPA President's Safety Concerns Over NFL Return

    Complex "If you're a fan of the NFL (and only the NFL) then you would've appeared to have lucked out when it came to the timing of the coronavirus spreading throughout the U.S. The Super Bowl was easily fitted into the 2020 sporting schedule, and then about a month afterward said virus..." July 08

  • Peyton Manning somehow leads all players in NFLPA-related marketing and royalty earnings

    Clutch Points "Peyton Manning may be happily retired, but that hasn’t stopped him from making bank as an NFL star. Despite being four years since last throwing a pass, Manning topped the list of total earners from the NFLPA-related revenue with a total of $3.4 million. Ever since he left..." July 08

  • Browns sign No. 10 pick Jedrick Wills to his 4-year rookie contract worth $19.702 million "Browns No. 10 overall pick Jedrick Wills is in the fold and now he can focus entirely on that important switch from right tackle to left. The Browns on Tuesday signed Wills, the Alabama product, to his four-year fully-guaranteed contract worth $19,702,914 million, including an $11.889..." July 07

  • NFL Proposes Holding 35% of Player Salaries in Escrow During 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL reportedly pitched the NFLPA a potential plan to hold 35 percent of player salaries in escrow to "help manage costs during the 2020 season" in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects league revenue, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL..." July 07

  • NFL, NFLPA Haven't Had 'Meaningful Dialogue' on Potential Canceled Games

    Bleacher Report "Despite being four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL and NFLPA reportedly have not had "meaningful dialogue" on how to handle the potential cancellation of games in 2020.  Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that although the league has..." July 07

  • NFLPA president JC Tretter: The NFL “believes the virus will bend to football” "Our normal return date for training camp is quickly approaching and we are still far from back to “normal.” Our main concern is player safety, both in regard to preventing the virus’ transmission as well as preventing injuries after an extended and historically unique..." July 07

  • Jadeveon Clowney unlikely to sign with Browns after Olivier Vernon contract tweak

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns are far from finished with their offseason moves as the team finally retained defensive end Olivier Vernon. The contract was previously set to make $15.25 million, non-guaranteed, this season. The reconstructed deal now sits at $11M..." July 07

  • Browns, Olivier Vernon Rework Contract

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns have reportedly worked out a new deal with veteran defensive end Olivier Vernon. The renegotiated contract, which provides Vernon with $11 million in guaranteed money, was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates. " July 07

  • Will a player ever get paid based on a percentage of the salary cap?

    Pro Football Talk "In theory, it’s such a simple concept. In practice, it’s been impossible for any player to get it. To protect a player who signs a long-term deal against the contract becoming obsolete, the player gets a guaranteed percentage of the salary cap in every year of the..." July 07

  • Analysts' biggest career regrets: Passing on Pats, Super Bowl drop "Many of our NFL Network analysts dedicated years to perfecting their craft and becoming the best players they could during their respective football careers, navigating difficult decisions along the way. What were the best decisions they made? They supplied those answers on..." July 07

  • Christian Kirksey Will Be a Key to the Success of the Packers Defense

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers run defense was a big problem for the team in 2019. Anybody who watched the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers saw the Packers inability to stop Raheem Mostert and the rest of the San Francisco runners and knows that it was the biggest difference in the..." July 06

  • NFL world reacts to Patrick Mahomes' monster extension

    The Score "Despite being only 24 years old, Patrick Mahomes essentially decided to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs for life.   " July 06

  • NFL to test players, family members for COVID-19 this season

    Sportsnaut "As the NFL prepares for its 2020 season amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, many players and coaches are concerned about their safety during training camp and the preseason. To address some of those concerns, the NFL is reportedly preparing a massive program for COVID-19..." July 06

  • Is the NFL Going to Sit on the Sidelines While the Colin Kaepernick Business Booms?

    The Big Lead "The times have changed and continue to change. It took Colin Kaepernick several years to win, but he did in the end. For all his missteps and prolonged silence, he started a movement that opened the door to real change -- and not just in the corners one would suspect. His story has..." July 06

  • Is the NFL Finally Listening?

    Bleacher Report "No football questions. If the 50-some NFL reporters on the Vikings' Zoom press conference call hadn't been muted, there would have been a collective audible gasp. "We understand some people may have football questions," said Jeff Anderson, the..." July 06

  • Adequacy, accuracy of testing hover over NFL’s return

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and NFL Players Association try to hammer out an agreement on the protocols for training camp, the preseason (if there is one), and the regular season, testing continues to be the one factor that will most dramatically impact the execution of the final plan. It needs to be..." July 06

  • COVID-19 protocols: Could player miss Super Bowl due to COVID-19? "NFL players have major questions about how COVID-19 will influence their 2020 campaign. Some have big "what-if" queries in mind. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, during Friday's NFLPA conference call, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers raised a..." July 06

  • Browns TE David Njoku ‘remains a big part’ of team’s plans in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has made it clear he wants a trade. The franchise, on the other hand, appears to have different ideas. Josina Anderson of EPSN shared an update on the situation Monday morning. Anderson also clarified what “Bears..." July 06

  • Top Landing Spots for David Njoku

    Bleacher Report "Three years after the Cleveland Browns used a first-round draft pick on physical marvel David Njoku, the tight end might be available on the trade market.  With newly added Pro Bowler Austin Hooper now topping Cleveland's depth chart at that position, Njoku and..." July 06

  • Six NFL defenders primed to break out in Year 2

    Yardbarker "In their second seasons in the NFL, some players become stars. Yardbarker's Michael Nania and Sam Robinson offer candidates on defense who could make The Leap in Year 2.  Steelers LB Devin Bush NANIA: The first off-ball linebacker selected in 2019 (10th..." July 06

  • 7 NFL Players Who Will Fly Up Depth Charts Before 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "In the NFL, sometimes all it takes for a player to become a star is an opportunity. Throughout the years, fans have witnessed backups like Kurt Warner and Tom Brady rise to the pinnacle of NFL stardom. While there might not be any players who experience that sort of meteoric rise in 2020,..." July 06

  • 5 NFL free agents who are likely to sign before training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 free agency frenzy has long since passed in the NFL, with things slowing to an even more unusual crawl thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the NFL set on opening training camps on schedule, we will likely see a run on remaining free agents in the coming..." July 06

  • Browns Aren’t Interested In Everson Griffen, Clay Matthews

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns are still showing interest in Jadeveon Clowney, but they’re not quite as keen on the market’s other top edge rushers. Everson Griffen and Clay Matthews do not seem to be on their radar, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain..." July 06