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  • 2020 NFL Roster Bubble: Biggest Names Who Could Be Cut

    Bleacher Report "The NFL roster bubble remains a major facet of training camps this summer no matter how unorthodox things might feel.  A number of new factors make the bubble process more complicated than most years, though. The NFL reduced the roster limit to 80 players, and the..." August 14

  • 2021 NFL draft could see big ripple effects from college football cancellations, postponements

    USA Today "The 2020 NFL draft was an unprecedented event in the league's century-long history, the entire process basically conducted from a virtual standpoint once the COVID-19 pandemic exploded shortly after the completion of this year's scouting combine. And yet, with 40% of..." August 14

  • Ex-NFL Star Chip Banks Hospitalized In Georgia Shooting, 'Serious Condition'

    TMZ "Former All-Pro linebacker Chip Banks -- the #3 overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft -- is fighting for his life after he was shot in an apparent targeted attack in Georgia ... TMZ Sports has learned. Cops tell us officers responded to a call about a shooting in the..." August 13

  • As St. Louis Cardinals’ COVID-19 issues worsen, the NFL must take note

    Sportsnaut "The St. Louis Cardinals have not played a single Major League Baseball game in over two weeks since the outbreak of COVID-19 started within their clubhouse. Earlier on Thursday, it was noted that St. Louis’ game against the White Sox set for Friday has been postponed..." August 13

  • TV Ratings For Episode 1 Of ‘Hard Knocks’ Are Way Down

    The Spun "The first episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks premiered on Tuesday night, as it took fans through the start of training camp for the Chargers and Rams. Both teams have intriguing storylines, but the TV ratings for the premiere were underwhelming to say the least. According to..." August 13

  • Logan Ryan and Other NFL Players Who Need to Be Signed Immediately

    Bleacher Report "Just this week, it was reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Logan Ryan, who is one of the most accomplished 20-something-year-old free agents in the NFL, is selling himself to teams as a safety rather than a cornerback.  And now, the longtime corner will..." August 13

  • Six teams under pressure to extend star players before franchise tag decisions loom in 2021

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA reached an agreement in late July that removed some of the economic uncertainty for 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic causing a loss of revenue this year. The 2021 salary cap will have a floor of $175 million, and the revenue loss will be spread out the next three years. If..." August 13

  • NFL's positive test rate across all personnel stands at 0.46%

    ESPN "The overall positivity rate for the NFL's coronavirus testing program has been 0.46%, well below the threshold set this summer for avoiding outbreaks at team facilities. Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, reported the following data during a conference call..." August 12

  • Former NFL All-Pro, longtime coach Howard Mudd dies

    Yahoo! Sports "Longtime NFL assistant coach and former All-Pro offensive lineman Howard Mudd died Wednesday. He was 78. Mudd had been in a Seattle intensive care unit following a motorcycle accident two weeks ago. His family announced his death Wednesday in a statement: " August 12

  • Commissioner likely will have committee of outside advisors for COVID-19 issues

    Pro Football Talk "The Commissioner is expected to have plenty of discretion when it comes to issues regarding COVID-19. In exercising it, he’ll potentially be relying not on the Competition Committee but on a committee of outside advisors. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that..." August 12

  • Will NFL consider Friday night games?

    Yahoo! Sports "Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will entail football this year. The only question at this point is what kind. The NFL likely will move some Sunday games to Saturday, if college football doesn’t happen this year. With high school football limited if not gone altogether this..." August 12

  • NFL to continue daily testing for COVID-19 until Sept. 5

    The Score "The NFL and NFLPA are extending the daily testing period for the coronavirus through Sept. 5, the union announced Wednesday. The details of the agreement are being finalized, a source told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. The NFL previously agreed to administer COVID-19..." August 12

  • NFL Executive and League’s Highest-Ranking Woman Steps Down

    Wall Street Journal "NFL chief operating officer Maryann Turcke, the No. 2 at the league offices, is stepping down from her position as part of a broader shake-up inside the NFL’s headquarters. The moves come during an unprecedented offseason and ahead of an uncertain 2020 season as the league..." August 12

  • Giants Trade for Chargers All-Pro CB ‘Should Happen’

    Heavy "Free-agent Ross Cockrell appeared to be the New York Giants’ answer to former first-rounder DeAndre Baker’s potential prison sentence and teammate Sam Beal’s decision to opt-out, that is until he wasn’t. The six-year pro would have..." August 12

  • NFL “laser focused” on Super Bowl 55 as scheduled

    Tampa Bay Times "The Bucs plan to have reduced seating capacity at Raymond James Stadium and two Power Five conferences announced they will not play college football in the fall this season. But the NFL expects to host Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7 in Tampa as planned. NFL executive vice president Peter..." August 12

  • Phillip Lindsay still sees big-play potential after Broncos add Melvin Gordon

    Denver Post "Passed over in the draft and signed for a paltry $15,000 bonus in 2018, Phillip Lindsay’s earned every snap he’s played in the NFL. So when the third-year running back says his mindset isn’t changing heading into 2020 despite the Broncos’ high-profile offseason..." August 12

  • Are lack of positives due in part to players, coaches having COVID-19 antibodies?

    Pro Football Talk "The disclosure by Chargers coach Anthony Lynn in the season premiere of Hard Knocks that he has had COVID-19 invites speculation as to how many other players and coaches and staff had it in the offseason but didn’t let it be known publicly. In turn, that invites..." August 12

  • Total positive COVID-19 cases at SoFi Stadium project reach 75

    Los Angeles Times "The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 15 additional cases of COVID-19 at SoFi Stadium in the last week, raising the total cases among workers at the sprawling project in Inglewood to 75. More than 4,000 workers have been on site since the first..." August 12

  • Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says he contracted COVID-19

    CNN "The head coach of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers tested positive for Covid-19, he revealed in the latest season of HBO's "Hard Knocks." "I can't promise you you're not going to get infected," Anthony Lynn told his players at the top of the..." August 12

  • Austin Ekeler: More spotlight, but I’m the same guy

    Pro Football Talk "Melvin Gordon left the Chargers as a free agent this offseason and the team didn’t bring in any veteran running backs this offseason, so Austin Ekeler is set to be the clear lead back on the roster for the first time in his NFL career. Ekeler showed how effective..." August 11

  • Chargers' Casey Hayward Hilariously Bugs Out During COVID Swab Test

    TMZ "Ever had a cotton swab shoved up your nose!? IT SUCKS! Just ask L.A. Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward -- who had some major pre-swab jitters before his COVID test at the Chargers facility ... and the footage is great! NFL players are getting tested everyday during..." August 11

  • NFL lifts ban on tryouts with health-related limits still intact

    NFL.com "The NFL has opened the door for lingering free agents to potentially find new homes. The league informed all 32 clubs on Tuesday that its prohibition on tryouts has been lifted, effective immediately, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported per a source informed of the..." August 11

  • ESPN/ABC would be interested in Saturday NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "As two of the five major college football dominoes have kicked the can to spring 2021 at the earliest, the NFL may soon have an opportunity to slide some Sunday games to Saturday. If that happens, a pair of Disney-owned networks would be interested in televising the product. Andrew..." August 11

  • Donald Trump On NFL, 'If They Don’t Stand for Anthem, I Hope They Don’t Open'

    TMZ "Donald Trump says he's rooting for the NFL season to happen as planned -- but ONLY if the players stand for the national anthem. Trump appeared on "Outkick the Coverage" and was asked about the challenges the NFL is facing with the COVID..." August 11

  • 5 NFL teams that could surprise in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Seeing a team go from worst-to-first has become the norm in the NFL, and 2020 is not likely to see that change. There will be many top teams that sink to the bottom while others rise up and surprise the football world. We’re not here to predict which team will go from..." August 11

  • Eagles LB Jatavis Brown abruptly retires from the NFL

    Philly Voice "The Jatavis Brown era in Philadelphia lasted longer than the LeCharles Bentley and Frank Gore eras, but as with everything in life, all good things must come to an end. On Sunday, the Eagles placed Brown, who is only 26 years old, on the Reserve/Retired list, meaning that Brown..." August 10

  • NFLRA announce protections for 2020 season, opt-out program

    NFL.com "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tyrod Taylor focused on playing quarterback for the Chargers, not Justin Herbert

    Los Angeles Times "Like everyone else, Tyrod Taylor wasn’t surprised in April when the Chargers drafted Justin Herbert at No. 6 overall. The difference for Taylor is that the addition of the former Oregon standout could directly impact his future. “I figured that..." 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

  • Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers tackle Russell Okung didn’t opt out, but he may eventually retire. It’s a smart way to manage an opt-out deadline that arrived way too early for NFL players to make an informed decision about whether to be all in or all out of the 2020 season five weeks..." August 07

  • 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 ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter): " 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

  • 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

    MSN.com "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

  • Family of SoFi Stadium construction worker who fell to his death is suing developers

    Los Angeles Times "The family of a construction worker who died after falling more than 100 feet from SoFi Stadium’s roof has sued developers over the accident. Filed late Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that unsafe working conditions led to Juan..." August 06

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard on New QB Philip Rivers: ‘I Don’t Know if I’ve Been Around Anybody that Loves Football More’

    Stampede Blue "Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard appeared as a guest on FS1 host Colin Cowherd’s ‘The Herd’ on Tuesday and had high praise for his new veteran quarterback Philip Rivers’ energy and passion for the game of..." 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