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  • Why you shouldn’t expect offensive trickery from the 2020 Browns (but could lead NFL in rushing attempts) "Back when Browns rookies were missing minicamp and veterans didn’t even have the option of showing up for Berea workouts, coach Kevin Stefanski’s reaction to the perceived disadvantage was to reject that it was a disadvantage. “I think all 32 clubs are going to be..." August 10

  • Broncos currently have fourth most salary cap in NFL

    Mile High Report "With the COVID-19 opt outs wrapped up, the Denver Broncos only saw two veterans take the opt out for 2020. That left them with the fourth most salary cap space in the NFL. Field Yates of ESPN put them at $29,541,191. The two Broncos players to opt out were Ja’Wuan..." August 10

  • NFLRA announce protections for 2020 season, opt-out program "The NFL Referee Association announced Sunday they have come to an agreement with the NFL on health and safety protections and an opt-out program for upcoming 2020 season. The NFLRA Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the plan and full membership will meet Monday via video..." August 09

  • Browns sign Michael Dunn, waive Nate Wieting "The Browns signed offensive guard Michael Dunn on Sunday, the team announced. They waived tight end Nate Wieting in a corresponding move, keeping the Browns’ roster at 80 players. Dunn officially is in his first NFL season out of Maryland. He originally..." August 09

  • Deion Sanders Fires Back At People Criticizing His Strong Take On Player Opt-Outs

    Total Pro Sports "NFL Hall of Famer and former college football superstar Deion Sanders wanted to get a harsh message this week on the growing number of football players at all levels who have chosen to opt-out of the 2020 season due to health concerns and worries with player safety. “All Players..." August 09

  • NFL privately remains very confident full season will be played

    Pro Football Talk "Although the Commissioner has subtly shifted his vow from playing a full season to playing a complete one, the NFL privately has a high degree of confidence that the 2020 season will be played in full, pandemic notwithstanding. Yes, a hardened bubble in some cities may become..." August 09

  • Myles Garrett Exposes Racists in His Instagram DMs

    Complex "Myles Garrett exposed several screenshots of racist DMs he received via Instagram on Saturday. “Attention all ladies, this man is obviously in need of some attention because he won’t stay out of my dms at 5am. If you’re into racists hit em up on..." August 09

  • NFL likely to play Saturday games if college football is canceled

    Larry Brown Sports "With increasing doubts about the college football season being played on schedule in the fall, the NFL appears ready to swoop in to fill the potential void. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL is likely to move some games to Saturdays in the event college..." August 08

  • Miami Dolphins turn to familiar face Ricardo Louis to fill COVID-19-created hole at wide receiver

    Miami Herald "Miami Beach High’s Ricardo Louis should finally get a chance to show what he can do for his hometown team. The Dolphins on Saturday signed Louis for the third time in less than 20 months. And this time, he will actually get a chance to participate in training camp..." August 08

  • Browns claim CB M.J. Stewart via waivers, make other roster moves "The Browns on Saturday made the following roster moves: Claimed via waivers (1): CB M.J. Stewart Activated from Active/PUP (3): WR Jarvis Landry S Karl Joseph TE Pharaoh Brown Activated from..." August 08

  • Odell Beckham Jr’s GF Speaks On Browns WR’s Sex Game Being A Better Workout Than Hip Thrusts

    Total Pro Sports "Lauren “lolo” Wood is a woman who is really into fitness. It’s just one of many reasons why she has over 1.4 million followers. The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. recently took to her Instagram story and held a Q&A session. One question asked..." August 08

  • Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson atop list of Pro Football Hall of Fame first-year eligible players for 2021

    USA Today "In a normal year, this weekend would have featured the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020. A ceremony to enshrine the modern-era selections had been scheduled for Saturday, with the Centennial Slate group to follow in September. But the..." August 08

  • Deion Sanders slams players for opting out of 2020 season

    Clutch Points "Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders is not happy at players who chose to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. In a Twitter post, the 52-year old slammed all players who opted out of their respective campaigns, noting that the league will continue and play the season with..." August 08

  • Hall's revised selection rules: Good for coaches, more bad news for seniors

    SI "The Pro Football Hall-of-Fame’s board of trustees on Friday approved a plan that, for the next four years, changes its selection process to make it easier for coaches and more difficult for seniors to reach Canton. Here’s how: Under the new guidelines, in addition to five..." August 07

  • NFL still finalizing opt-out procedures for game officials

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced on Friday that it will waive the guideline that prevents an official from working a game involving the same team more than twice this season, allowing officials to work games closer to home. Whether that persuades officials to working at all in 2020 remains to be..." August 07

  • Contact Tracers Are Posing A Potential Problem In Locker Rooms

    Pro Football Talk "Playing football and social distancing doing mix. The NFL nevertheless will try to keep players at least six feet apart when they’re not practicing or playing. Per multiple sources, one specific issue has emerged: In locker rooms, it’s difficult to keep players more than..." August 07

  • Chris Mortensen's Mentions On Fire After He Tweeted 69 Players Opted Out

    The Big Lead "Chris Mortensen's job is to report NFL news for ESPN. The latest report by Mort was a final tally of the number of players who opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of coronavirus concerns by the Thursday deadline. That number was 69. If Mort has not muted his replies yet,..." August 07

  • 2020 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "A total of 67 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season, leaving teams with major roster holes and newly-found cap space. Here’s the rundown of every team’s official cap figure, via’s Field Yates (on Twitter): " August 07

  • Browns GM has high praise for Baker Mayfield heading into season

    Larry Brown Sports "Baker Mayfield is entering what could be a pivotal year under his third different head coach, and Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry feels the quarterback has done everything in his power to prepare for it. During a conference call with reporters this week, Berry praised..." August 07

  • NFL Reportedly Considering Virtual Fans For 2020 Season

    The Spun "The 2020 NFL season sits just over a month away, but a few major question marks remain before the season kicks off. One of the biggest questions heading into the new season revolves around fan attendance. As the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, some have wondered if fans..." August 07

  • Can Baker Mayfield Prove He's a Franchise QB for the Post-Hype Browns?

    Inside Hook "No. 24: Cleveland Browns 2019 Record: 6-10 Points For: 335 – Points Against: 393 Projected 2020 Over/Under Win Total: 8 Picked No. 1 overall in the 2018 draft by the Browns, Baker Mayfield headlined a strong quarterback class that also included Sam Darnold..." August 07

  • One coach believes one or more COVID-19 deaths are inevitable

    Yahoo! Sports "As the pandemic continues to surge through the country, and as some in politics and media continue to pooh-pooh it all, the NFL is in the early stages of what will be a significant experiment regarding the operation of a full-contact sports league without a hardened, league-wide..." August 06

  • NFL coaches: No preseason games hurts young players, alters routines

    ESPN "When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was considering how to proceed with the team's backup quarterback spot prior to the 2019 season, preseason games were critical in his analysis. Tom Brady was locked into the top spot, with Brian..." August 06

  • Will Antonio Brown get signed during training camp?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly a week since the NFL gave receiver Antonio Brown (partial) clarity regarding his status, with an eight-game suspension to be served in 2020 and, potentially, further punishment of an unresolved civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and rape.. Since then,..." August 06

  • 56 NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting to camp

    Mass Live "The latest NFL coronavirus test results are in: There have been a total of 56 positive COVID-19 cases leaguewide since players began to report for training camp, according to the NFL Players’ Association. The NFLPA also reports that there were a total of 107 player positives during..." August 06

  • 'NFL Votes' Initiative Launched to Encourage Voting by Players, League Personnel

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is taking steps to encourage everyone from league personnel and players to fans to do what they can to vote.  Per an official statement from the league, the NFL Votes initiative is focused on helping people in "three key components of the electoral..." August 06

  • NFL to bring more employees back to league office later this month "With NFL players back in training camp settings, the league itself is about to bring more employees back into the office again. According to Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, the league office is going to enter Phase Two of reopening its Manhattan office later..." August 06

  • Austin Hooper got a head start working with Baker Mayfield "The bonding between Browns new tight end Austin Hooper and Baker Mayfield began even before the Browns made him the highest paid tight end in the NFL. “I was in contact with Baker before I signed,’' Hooper said on a Zoom call with Browns media. “At the end of the..." August 05

  • NFL sets up snitching hotline to report COVID-19 violations

    Yahoo! Sports "As NFL teams buckle up for a season that will hinge on the league remaining safe from COVID-19, the NFL Players Association is reportedly setting up its own hotline for players to report team safety violations. Players will be able to text the number while remaining anonymous,..." August 05

  • Randy Gregory criticizes ‘unfair’ NFL reinstatement process

    Yardbarker "Randy Gregory is eager to play in the NFL again, but he says the NFL is making his reinstatement process a difficult one.  Gregory posted a statement to Twitter on Wednesday criticizing the NFL’s handling of his reinstatement case. He said he has done everything right..." August 05

  • Browns TE Austin Hooper ‘is cool’ with TE David Njoku "Browns tight end Austin Hooper wants to squash the notion that David Njoku wanted out of Cleveland because of Hooper, whom the Browns made the highest paid tight end in the NFL when they signed him as a free agent in March. “David and I have always been cool,’' Hooper..." August 05

  • ‘Several big names’ considering opting out of NFL season

    Larry Brown Sports "Numerous NFL players have made the decision to opt out of the 2020 season, and the biggest names may be yet to come, according to one report. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Tuesday that “big names” are “strongly considering” opting out ahead of..." August 05

  • Antonio Brown's NFL employability: Still worth risk? For which team? "The longest running soap opera in the NFL just offered its latest twist this past week. The league announced that free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown will be serving an eight-game suspension for multiple violations of the league's personal-conduct policy. That punishment will start..." August 05

  • Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

    Pro Football Talk "As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Pederson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? " August 05

  • Browns activate Garrett Gilbert from COVID-19 list "Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert’s trip to reserve/COVID exile was short-lived. Gilbert was sprung from the list on Wednesday after his second straight negative test. Gilbert was place on the list Monday after a surprising positive test that day. The positive test..." August 05

  • Jarvis Landry Responds to Stephen A. Smith After He Criticizes Odell Beckham

    Complex "On Tuesday's First Take Stephen A. Smith rewarded those who wake themselves up with loud sports debates by going on an impassioned tirade against Odell Beckham Jr. over recently published (and probably outdated) comments that Beckham..." August 05

  • Browns G.M. was surprised by David Njoku trade request, glad it’s off "Browns GM Andrew Berry admits he was a little blindsided when tight end David Njoku asked to be traded on July 13th. “I will be honest, yes, a little bit,’' Berry said on a video conference call Tuesday. “I guess you learn not to be surprised about anything. He..." August 05

  • Browns Activate RB Dontrell Hilliard & S Jovante Moffatt From COVID-19 List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they’ve activated RB Dontrell Hilliard and S Jovante Moffatt from reserve/COVID-19 list.  This leaves QB Garrett Gilbert and WR Ja’Marcus Bradley as the only remaining players on the..." August 04

  • NFLPA president JC Tretter: NFL tried to “walk back” concessions made during negotiations

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association struck a verbal deal regarding a revision to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to reflect safety protocols and economic realities of the pandemic on July 24. So why did it take so long to reduce the agreement to a signed writing, 10 days later? As..." August 04

  • Opt-out stipend must be repaid, even if player is cut in 2021

    Pro Football Talk "The official agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association says plenty about the rules for player opt outs. The agreement does not expressly address whether a player who opts out for 2020, who collects a six-figure stipend, and who fails to make the team in 2021 must pay the money..." August 04

  • Voluntary bubbles could be the key to minimizing virus transmission

    Yahoo! Sports "NFL teams have, technically, a “virtual bubble” around each practice facility. But the bubble bursts each night, as players and coaches go home. Coupled with testing that has a 24-hour turnaround, the ability of players to go home (and potentially catch the virus from a..." August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA revise training-camp drug testing due to COVID-19

    Pro Football Talk "With one type of test sample being collected from all players on a daily basis (at least for now), another type of sample has not been collected, yet. Under the 2020 labor deal, the window for preseason testing pursuant to the substance-abuse policy shifted to the first two weeks of..." August 04

  • Cops Don't Believe NFL Player Involved in L.A. House Party Shooting

    TMZ "There were no NFL players involved in the fatal shooting at a raging house party in a swanky Los Angeles mansion, contrary to reports ... at least according to cops. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they believe the Mulholland Drive mansion party that ended when shots rang out was..." August 04

  • Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings opts out "Defensive tackle Andrew Billings became the third Browns player to opted out for the 2020 season, the club announced Tuesday. He did so presumably for concerns over COVID-19, and the decision is irrevocable. The other two were guard Drew Forbes and undrafted offensive tackle Drake..." August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA set up disciplinary system for players who don't adhere to coronavirus protocol

    USA Today "Aiming to enforce strict adherence to the league-wide efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus, the NFL and NFLPA have set up a disciplinary system that was laid out in a memo issued to players Tuesday and obtained by USA TODAY Sports.  Players who refuse to..." August 04

  • Multiple people shot at Beverley Hills party thrown for NFL player

    New York Post "Four people have been critically wounded in a shooting at a Beverly Hills house party held for an NFL player, according to reports. The LAPD received a call about the large party on Mulholland Drive, near Franklin Canyon Park, about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to the LA..." August 04

  • The NFL Considers Sporting Events High-Risk COVID Activities

    The Big Lead "The NFL sent teams a finalized list of things they consider "high-risk COVID-19 conduct" on Monday. The new rules leave plenty of wiggle room for players to go out and live their lives as the founding fathers intended, as long as they stick with smaller groups and always use their..." August 04

  • Four NFL playoff teams from 2019 likely to miss 2020 postseason

    CBS Sports "Training camps are readying to get underway in the NFL, and that means teams can finally get to the task of attempting to overthrow the Kansas City Chiefs to become the newest Super Bowl champion, as long as all can adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols that themselves..." August 04

  • NFL Selects Aug. 6 as Opt-Out Deadline for 2020 Season

    SI "The NFL has selected Thursday as the last day players can opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Thursday's deadline is reportedly set for 4 p.m. ET.  " August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA have resolved all issues for 2020 CBA changes "All remaining issues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on the side letter to the collective bargaining agreement making changes for the 2020 season have been resolved and, following a review by the union, the deal is done, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday..." August 04