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  • EA Sports to create virtual meeting of drafted players, Roger Goodell

    The Score "One of the staples of the NFL draft is when top prospects take the stage to meet commissioner Roger Goodell upon being selected. With the public draft events canceled in favor of a virtual experience due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league turned to EA Sports to help continue the..." April 03

  • NFL weighs moving 2024 Super Bowl from New Orleans due to potential Mardi Gras conflict

    USA Today "The NFL's expansion to a 17-game regular season could throw a wrench into the plans for one future Super Bowl site. The league is considering moving the 2024 Super Bowl out of New Orleans due to a potential conflict with Mardi Gras. New Orleans was awarded the event in..." April 03

  • NFL Sources Quickly Running Out of Nuggets Worth Sharing With Reporters

    The Big Lead "ESPN showed a replay of the 2006 Rose Bowl on Thursday night. The game that featured Vince Young and Texas holding off Pete Carroll and USC in an instant classic, 41-38. One of the biggest plays of the game was LenDale White getting stuffed on 4th and 2 to end USC's final drive...." April 03

  • NFL RedZone to air entire 2019 season in 17 consecutive days

    Awful Announcing "With most live sports suspended indefinitely thanks to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, plenty of networks are airing old games for programming. An interesting new one there is the NFL RedZone channel (the Scott Hanson-hosted one available on most cable providers, (but not..." April 03

  • Can Tampa Bay Buccaneers find Tom Brady's next right-hand man in NFL draft?

    USA Today "Until Tom Brady agreed to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the marriage between the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback and his new team was hard to fathom. Much of the disbelief stemmed merely from the thought of Brady leaving the Patriots, with whom he had spent his..." April 03

  • NFL medical officer: Games not feasible without widespread tests

    NFL.com "The NFL's chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, who is spearheading the league's response to the new coronavirus pandemic, said widespread testing would have to be available before the reopening of the league could be contemplated. He cautioned against assuming that earlier comments..." April 03

  • NFL owners wanted NBA-like max contracts in new CBA

    Sportsnaut "As the NFL salary cap continues to rise each season and the value of franchise quarterbacks skyrockets with each record deal, NFL owners reportedly tried to push back against it this offseason. During negotiations on a collective-bargaining agreement, team owners pushed for a measure that would..." April 03

  • Dan Quinn Explains How NFL Coaches Are Preparing For the Season Amid Coronavirus

    SI "A few hours before we talked on Wednesday afternoon, Falcons coach Dan Quinn called a noon staff meeting. During these strange days, he’s routinely scheduled those to start and end each week, to be done from everyone’s homes, but he threw this one in because he had a guest speaker..." April 03

  • From Peyton Manning to Carson Palmer: How will Tom Brady fare in 1st season under Bruce Arians?

    The Score "One of the biggest questions heading into the 2020 NFL season is how Tom Brady will fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Bruce Arians. Outside of Brady's magnum opus in 2007 when he played with Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, the quarterback..." April 03

  • Tom Brady and the Patriots were the greatest bet in sports history

    Covers.com "“A dream run for the public, and a nightmare for the books.” That’s how MGM Resorts sportsbooks’ Jeff Stoneback described the first 10 weeks of NFL betting during the 2007 season. Specifically, that’s how Stoneback described Tom Brady and..." April 02

  • Concerns over physical health of players rise during pandemic

    NFL.com "This coming Monday, a handful of NFL team facilities were supposed to open to players for the start of offseason workouts. Instead, the doors will remain closed for the foreseeable future, leading to increasing questions about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on players' mental and..." April 02

  • Bucs signing QB Blaine Gabbert to backup Tom Brady

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing a former first-round pick to back up Tom Brady. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Blaine Gabbert is headed back to Tampa on a one-year deal, per a source informed of the pact. Gabbert spent..." April 02

  • Chris Godwin Proposes to His College Sweetheart

    Black Sports Online "Chris Godwin has a new number thanks to Tom Brady joining the Bucs as their new signal caller. More importantly Godwin has a new fiancée. The Tampa Bay wideout recently proposed to his college love Mariah DelPercio and the answer was yes!  " April 02

  • Tom Brady announces partnership to supply 10 million meals to Feeding America

    Mass Live "The Buccaneers aren’t the only new team Tom Brady is joining this spring. Brady announced Thursday that he is partnering with Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company, to deliver 10 million meals to Feeding America. The “Meals Up”..." April 02

  • Sean Payton: Tom Brady makes the NFC South stronger

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton remarked on Tampa Bay’s signing of quarterback Tom Brady as “a big change” within the NFC South, and it’s not just because his team now has to compete against the three-time NFL MVP and his “outstanding” talent twice in a..." April 02

  • Tom Brady rents house in Tampa built by Derek Jeter

    SI "Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has reportedly found a home in Tampa Bay, choosing to rent a 30,000-foot mansion built by Derek Jeter, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.  Brady and his family will live in a home with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an..." April 02

  • Player workouts don’t mesh with stay at home orders, social distancing guidelines

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams will have little or no offseason workouts in 2020. Which means that players will be working out on their own. Which means that some players won’t be content to, for example, grind away at a home gym. Players will want to get onto a football field, and they will want to..." April 02

  • NFL Competition Committee supports notion of having XFL-type sky judge

    Sportsnaut "The XFL showed just how viable and important having a sky judge can be, and now the NFL Competition Committee is interested in the idea as well. One year after the committee rejected a sky judge proposal, it is showing support for the notion of having that extra set of eyes to help correct..." April 02

  • Here are 15 realistic NFL trade candidates

    The Score "The initial rush of free agency has dried up, yet there still remains a potential for blockbuster moves. There are several players who are either on the trade block or are now expendable. Here are 15 big names who could be moved out of their current situation. Yannick..." April 02

  • Few coaches have interest in working with QB Jameis Winston

    Yardbarker "Quarterback Jameis Winston is having a hard time finding interested NFL teams, at least from coaching staffs. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, most of the limited interest in Winston is coming from front offices. Coaches are less enthused about working with Winston,..." April 01

  • NFL could allow teams one-time extension while on the clock during NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL Draft is just weeks away and the league is reportedly still trying to figure out how it will navigate a virtual draft experience. Among the changes the NFL is considering to the draft structure, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, is reportedly allowing teams a one-time extension..." April 01

  • Adam Schefter Calls Out NFL for Holding Draft While 'There's Carnage in the Streets

    Mediaite "ESPN’s Adam Schefter dug into the NFL for their decision to hold the NFL Draft as scheduled starting on April 23 while “there’s carnage on the streets” amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Schefter, who’s most known for breaking NFL free agent signings..." April 01

  • Tom Brady, Peyton Manning to be part of Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods match?

    Mass Live "Phil Mickelson recently hinted on Twitter about a mic’d up rematch with golf rival Tiger Woods. The rematch would include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, according to a report from Golf.com. " April 01

  • How contenders can address glaring needs with top prospects

    USA Today "With free agency having reached a near standstill after two weeks, it's becoming easier to see what's missing from the NFL's contending class — as well as the teams hoping to make the jump into that tier. For some, losing a key veteran or missing out on a..." April 01

  • Expanded playoffs could make for even better Super Bowls

    Pro Football Talk "More football, in most cases, is always good. More playoff games definitely are good. But here’s one thing that may not be so good: The official expansion of the field from 12 teams to 14 places a gigantic premium on earning the top seed in each conference. The No. 1..." April 01

  • How Tom Brady can help O.J. Howard take a step forward

    ESPN "Perhaps no player should be more excited about quarterback Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than tight end O.J. Howard, who found himself on the trade block last year while struggling to adjust to coach Bruce Arians’ offense. No..." April 01

  • Seven NFL trades that need to happen before draft

    CBS Sports "If NFL teams have proven one thing this offseason, it's that they love making trades, and not even a global pandemic has been able to slow that down.  Over the past four weeks alone, we've already seen Nick Foles, Stefon Diggs, DeForest Buckner, Hayden..." April 01

  • Mark Davis would welcome 2022 NFL draft in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Review Journal "The NFL soon might be circling back to Las Vegas as a site for its annual draft, perhaps as early as 2022. That’s what NFL vice-president Peter O’Reilly told reporters Tuesday on a conference call. If so, Raiders owner Mark Davis is ready to embrace it with open..." April 01

  • Bucs to debut new uniforms April 7

    Tampa Bay Times "The long wait is nearly over. Tom Brady has his No. 12. Will it be in red, pewter or creamsicle? How about all three? Nothing is left now except to unveil the Bucs’ new uniforms, which will happen April 7, the team announced on social media Tuesday. It is the..." April 01

  • Bryan Bulaga: “Disheartening” to see so many players not vote on CBA

    Yahoo! Sports "NFL players approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement earlier this year by a 60-vote margin, but that could have been different had more votes been cast during the process. Nearly 22 percent of the eligible voters elected not to cast a ballot.  " April 01

  • Jarrett Stidham Wanted To Be Compared To Peyton Manning, Not Tom Brady

    NESN "It’s not uncommon as an aspiring athlete to be compared to one of the league’s greatest, even if it’s not the one you were hoping to be compared to. Such was the case for a younger Jarrett Stidham. Stidham, who likely will be the New England Patriots..." March 31

  • Bengals Re-Sign Greg Mabin

    Bengals.com "The Bengals today re-signed free agent CB Greg Mabin. Mabin, a fourth-year player in 2020, joined the Bengals in September last season and went on to play in nine games, with one tackle and a pass defensed on defense and another tackle on special teams.  " March 31

  • Biggest Winners From 2020 NFL Free Agency

    The Big Lead "NFL free agency has all but wound down, as most of the top available players are off the board. Here's a look at the biggest winners from free agency this year after we looked at the biggest losers yesterday. Arizona Cardinals Even if they did nothing else..." March 31

  • How Tom Brady fits with the Buccaneers

    The Score "As unthinkable as it still may seem, Tom Brady is now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback. Brady separated himself from the New England Patriots, whom he helped steer through two decades of unmatched success, in part because he thinks he still has lots to prove. But can he..." March 31

  • NFL's 'Tanking for Trevor' Campaign Shaping Up to Be a 2-Team Race

    Bleacher Report "Let's start by getting this out of the way: NFL teams do not really "tank," especially not in the hopes of landing one specific college prospect. The Dolphins did not really "Tank for Tua" last year, though they may end up drafting Alabama quarterback..." March 31

  • NFL still planning to play full 16-game season

    Larry Brown Sports "The start of the 2020 NFL season is still five months away, but there has already been plenty of speculation that the league could be forced to start later than originally scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, that is not something NFL officials have discussed with..." March 31

  • Nickelodeon will air NFL playoff game tailored to younger audience

    Deadline "The NFL’s owners have voted to expand the playoffs to include 14 teams and will add postseason games on Nickelodeon and NBCUniversal’s new streamer Peacock. The changes — which had been agreed to in the league’s latest collective-bargaining..." March 31

  • NFL Approves Playoff Expansion

    NFL.com "The NFL's anticipated playoff expansion officially passed. League owners voted to approve expanding the postseason to 14 teams beginning in the 2020 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source. The decision came during a conference call Tuesday, which..." March 31

  • Tom Brady Accepts Chris Godwin's Offer For Jersey Number Swap

    Buccaneers "Earlier this month, after two decades with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady changed teams for the first time in his storied NFL career. He won't be changing jersey numbers. Brady's colors are now pewter and red, but he'll continue to wear jersey number 12 as..." March 31

  • Colts took a long look at Tom Brady, decided Philip Rivers was a better fit

    Indy Star "Frank Reich, Chris Ballard and the rest of the Colts took a look at Tom Brady. Looked hard, and Reich liked what he saw. The Colts simply saw another member of the NFL’s top 10 passing list as a better fit, ultimately targeting and signing Chargers great Philip Rivers..." March 31

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for QB Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "Cam Newton, who entered the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and became a league MVP, a three-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro quarterback, remains a free agent. The Carolina Panthers released him last week after agreeing to sign quarterback Teddy..." March 31

  • Could NFL teams back out on free-agent agreements after the draft?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has been determined to not alter its offseason calendar despite the coronavirus outbreak, but that does not mean the league has been unaffected by the pandemic. For example, many free agents have agreed to contracts with teams but been unable to actually sign them. By nature, that has..." March 31

  • Deflategate science fair project comes back to haunt Buccaneers fan

    ESPN "Ace Davis was warned by his mother that his fourth-grade science fair project last year would come back to haunt him and his father, Chris. It has. The science fair project -- one in which Ace raised the question, "Is Tom Brady a Cheater?" based on..." March 31

  • NFL invites top prospects to “attend” the draft remotely

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL draft in the year of social distancing will not feature players walking across the stage to shake hands with Roger Goodell. But the draft will still be a TV show, and the players will still be a part of it. NFL Executive VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent sent a letter to..." March 31

  • Jordan Love has already talked with 6 teams ahead of NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "Utah State quarterback Jordan Love is one of the most polarizing and highly-debated prospects in the 2020 class. Regardless, with the NFL Draft set for April 23, the 21-year-old prospect has already talked with six teams per Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller. According to..." March 30

  • NFL teams encouraged by Tua Tagovailoa rehab process

    247 Sports "It’s been a rough few months for Tua Tagovailoa. The former Alabama quarterback’s junior season was prematurely ended with a hip injury that required surgery last November. That put a wrench in Tagovailoa’s pre-draft plans, which were mostly pushed aside as he..." March 30

  • Former NFL MVP issues a warning to Buccaneers’ Tom Brady

    Clutch Points "Future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady gets a chance next season to show what he has left in the tank. For the first time in his career, it’ll be away from the big bad empire of the New England Patriots. However, the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal-caller was warned by retired..." March 30

  • NFLPA medical director says he's optimistic 2020 season will take place

    ESPN "NFL Players Association medical director Thom Mayer said he's optimistic the 2020 season will take place but that the union and the NFL will know a lot more in late May or early June about whether playing this season is viable. Mayer discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its..." March 30

  • Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson PPV Golf Match Could Reportedly Incorporate Tom Brady-Peyton Manning Rivalry

    12 Up "It's pretty much a prerequisite that when you move to anywhere south of the panhandle in Florida, you have take up golf. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who has shown he can handle himself on the links, could get in on in on a pretty high-profile match to help cut his..." March 30

  • Should the Seahawks sign Jameis Winston to back up Russell Wilson?

    USA Today "The backup quarterback position for the Seattle Seahawks has been a revolving door the past few seasons, as iron man Russell Wilson has made it a near certainty that whoever wins the job won’t see the field at all – unless they are asked to do the coin toss in..." March 30