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  • Best Performances in NFL Conference Championship History

    12 Up "We've reached the penultimate weekend of the NFL season as the final four teams -- the 49ers, Chiefs, Packers, and Titans -- will slug it out to win their respective conferences and punch a ticket to Super Bowl LIV. Throughout the years we have seen a..." January 17

  • Father says Joe Burrow has no problem with Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "Exhale, Bengals fans. There won’t be an Eli Manning situation at the top of this year’s draft. Jimmy Burrow, whose son Joe is likely to be the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, said his son has no qualms about being drafted by Cincinnati if that’s how it..." January 17

  • 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

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Marcus Mariota Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Marcus Mariota is in an awkward situation. He probably feels excitement with the Tennessee Titans set to play in the AFC Championship Game. On the other hand, the Titans reached the playoffs and advanced as he watched from the sidelines. In Week 7, Titans head coach..." 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

  • Antonio Gates Loves Idea of Tom Brady to Chargers

    TMZ "Antonio Gates says he's ALL about the possibility of Tom Brady coming to the Chargers -- telling TMZ Sports, "If he does, I'll be one of his biggest supporters." "I heard that he might come out here and bless us with his presence," Gates..." 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

  • Longtime Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates Announces Retirement from NFL

    SI "After a season out of football, longtime Chargers tight end Antonio Gates formally announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. "After 16 seasons in the NFL, 16 seasons as a Chargers, eight Pro Bowl appearances, and many records broken, I find it hard to officially put this..." January 14

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stan Kroenke companies sue insurance firm over arsenic cleanup at Inglewood stadium site

    Pro Football Talk "With the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers set to play their next football games in the brand new stadium set to be completed in Inglewood this summer, a lawsuit has been submitted on behalf of two companies owned by Rams owner Stan Kroenke over an arsenic cleanup project at the..." January 10

  • 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

  • Drew Bledsoe Speaks On The Only “Two” AFC Teams Tom Brady Will Play For Besides Patriots

    Total Pro Sports "The man who preceded Brady as New England’s starting quarterback thinks there are only two teams he would think about going to if he doesn’t return to New England. Drew Bledsoe had an appearance on CBS Radio’s “The Zach Gelb Show” where he..." 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-Patriot Christian Fauria Claims to Have Inside Knowledge Chargers Will Pursue Tom Brady

    12 Up "In one of the first tangible news reports regarding QB Tom Brady's impending free agency, his former teammate Christian Fauria revealed that he has obtained insider knowledge regarding the Los Angeles Chargers' pursuit of the 6-time Super Bowl champion. While..." January 09

  • 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

  • Ranking Tom Brady's best fits in NFL free agency if QB leaves Patriots

    Sporting News "The Tom Brady sweepstakes will soon begin. While the Patriots and the greatest quarterback of all time work to figure out whether they should or shouldn't part ways in the 2020 NFL offseason, the situation feels like Peyton Manning in 2012 all over..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 3 reasons Philip Rivers wouldn’t be a good fit for the Colts

    Clutch Points "The Indianapolis Colts could be in the market for a quarterback this offseason and one name that has been thrown around is Phillip Rivers. He is set to be a free agent this offseason and it’s unclear if the Los Angeles Chargers want to bring him back for another..." January 07

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shawne Merriman: Tom Brady won't be an LA Charger 'Just Stop'

    TMZ ""Tom Brady isn't coming to the Chargers!" Chargers legend Shawne Merriman is GUARANTEEING the GOAT ain't leavin' New England for LA this offseason ... saying flat-out there's no way in hell that move happens. Of course, buzz about Brady..." January 06

  • Cris Collinsworth guesses Tom Brady will play for Chargers

    The Spun "With the Patriots’ elimination from the playoffs on Saturday, Tom Brady has played his last game on his current contract with the team. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and appears uninclined to give the Patriots a discount. While few people..." 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

  • Chargers’ Shane Steichen is expected to return as offensive coordinator

    NFL.com "The Chargers are moving into a new stadium in 2020, but they won't need a new offensive coordinator to help pack up the trucks. Shane Steichen is expected to return as the team's play-caller next season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's..." 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

  • 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

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Try and Sign Tom Brady in 2020

    Complex "It's over. The Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans and rumors are flying that Tom Brady's time in New England could be coming to an end. He's going to be a free agent for the first time ever and it certainly seems like he doesn't want to retire. Does that mean he'll go to..." January 05

  • Chargers star Keenan Allen blasts officiating ahead of NFL playoffs

    Yardbarker "Last season’s NFL playoffs were marred by a critical non-call of an obvious pass interference in the NFC Championship Game. The hope this season is that the same thing does not come to fruition. That’s especially true now that the NFL has initiated challenges on..." January 04

  • Philip Rivers Could Make A Good Fit In Indianapolis

    The Big Lead "Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, now 38 years old, becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. After the Chargers' disappointing season came to an end last week, Rivers boldly announced that he had no intention of retiring anytime soon. However, he did leave open the..." January 04

  • Florida State RB Cam Akers would make sense as a fourth-round target for the Chargers

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers might have a need at running back this offseason and if that turns out to be the case, the team should look at Florida State back Cam Akers in the fourth round. Austin Ekeler is a restricted free agent this offseason, but all signs point towards him being back..." January 03

  • Chargers Expected to Take a Quarterback Early in 2020 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "As the Los Angeles Chargers turn their focus to the offseason, the front office is reportedly already making long-term plans for a future without quarterback Philip Rivers. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, several around the league believe the Chargers will draft..." January 03

  • Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey highlight 2019 All-Pro Team

    NFL.com "The NFL's new wave has arrived. Fourteen new faces filled the Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team for the 2019 season, released Friday. Chief among them: first-time first-teamers Ravens quarterback and likely MVP Lamar Jackson and Panthers running..." January 03

  • Tom Telesco firmly committed to future with Anthony Lynn: “I love our head coach”

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers pieced together a disappointing 5-11 campaign this year after making it to the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs a season ago. The Chargers found themselves on the wrong end of nine games decided by a touchdown or less with four losses by a field goal or..." January 03