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  • Seven Big Unsigned NFL Free Agents for the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "A.J. Green - WR, Cincinnati Bengals For years, Green was the go-to weapon for Andy Dalton as the Bengals remained a playoff contender, reaching seven consecutive Pro Bowls. This year, Green has yet to play a game after suffering an ankle injury in July during training camp...." December 14

  • Stephen A. Smith on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout: 'Half the Owners Didn't Want to Do It'

    Complex "In his appearance on All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith discussed the root of his issue with Colin Kaepernick following his NFL workout debacle last month.  Smith revealed that he and “a..." December 13

  • LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Chargers’ Melvin Gordon will get paid with another team next year

    Forbes.com "The Chargers (5-8) play the Minnesota Vikings (9-4) on Sunday, with little on the line for Los Angeles’ team. When there’s talk of playing for pride, that’s code for “we’re out of the playoff race” and everyone knows it. But for the players,..." December 13

  • For the third time, NFL MVP will be younger than Heisman Trophy winner

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson nailed down his case for NFL MVP. On Saturday night, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow most likely will win the Heisman Trophy. If that happens, the league MVP (born 1/7/97) will be younger than the Heisman winner (born..." December 13

  • NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Man of Year

    NFL.com "Upon the eve of the Super Bowl, the annual NFL Honors will take center stage, celebrating the best of the best on the gridiron. As is customary, one of the final accolades of the night will be one of the most prestigious as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is announced..." December 12

  • Roger Goodell: No change anticipated to Mike Vick’s role as a Pro Bowl Legends Captain

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL recently named Mike Vick as one of the 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the all-star game to be played during the weekend between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. The move has sparked controversy, in the form of online petitions opposing the move and, in..." December 12

  • Competition committee chair Rich McKay admits to ‘angst’ from pass interference review

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has a problem with its pass interference challenge system, and the chairman of the league’s competition committee seems to know it. " December 11

  • Looming “top-down review” of officiating puts even more pressure on officiating

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a good thing that the NFL intends to conduct a “top-down review” of officiating in the offseason. It’s not a good thing that we know about it. The fact that the news has become public necessarily places more pressure on NFL officiating from the top,..." December 11

  • Someone Created An Epic 2019 NFL Trailer Combined With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Total Pro Sports "Social media certainly knows how to bring out the best and creative side of people. Youtuber Christian Dvorak dazzled fan bases in 2017 when he released a crazy trailer for the season that was set to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and fans ate it right up. " December 10

  • Salary cap expected to increase at least $8M in 2020

    NFL.com "Business is good in the NFL. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the league informed clubs Tuesday it is projecting the 2020 salary cap to again increase, this time into the range of $196.8 million to $201.2 million.  " December 10

  • Rumor: Chargers Could Be Targeting Cam Newton To Replace Philip Rivers

    Total Pro Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers could be in the market for a new QB after the 2019 season, and that might include one who has been to a Super Bowl. According to Pro Football Network Insider Ben Allbright, the Chargers are keeping an eye on the Cam Newton sweepstakes should Philip Rivers..." December 10

  • 4 Trade Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr. That Would Turn the NFL Upside Down

    12 Up "There has been speculation that Odell Beckham Jr. could be suiting up for a different team next season. The Browns superstar wide receiver was noncommittal when asked about his future with the team, and NFL insider Jay Glazer has reported that Beckham wants out of..." December 10

  • NFL Reviewing Its Ref Problem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has an officiating problem, and changes may be coming this offseason. The league is planning a “top-down review” of officiating for this offseason, Judy Battista of NFL Network reported. " December 10

  • NFL not considering change to playoff seeding

    The Score "Though the disappointing Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles will likely win the NFC East, the NFL isn't considering changing a playoff system that awards division winners with a home playoff game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Calls to reseed..." December 08

  • 5 Trade Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr.

    The Big Lead "FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer reported this morning that Odell Beckham Jr. has reached out to coaches and players saying that he wants to be traded from the Browns. Here are the five destinations that come to mind for one of the NFL's most talked-about talents next season: " December 08

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bashes FOX News, Conservatives For Turning Colin Kaepernick Into ‘The Black Grinch’

    Total Pro Sports "On Thanksgiving Day, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke at the “Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony,” also known as “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island. The event appeared to serve as a rebuke to the holiday and the United..." December 07

  • Six Teams On Upset Alert In NFL Week 14

    Sportsnaut "Four more weekends of games. That’s all that’s left for the NFL regular season starting with Week 14, which features some monster games with playoff implications. Looking at the slate of games on Sunday, there are clearly some playoff contenders on upset alert as the playoff..." December 07

  • Johnny Manziel Back In Business

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel has a job in pro sports again! TMZ Sports has learned the former QB inked a promotional deal with DAZN to promote the big Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz rematch this weekend ... which is going down at the same time as the SEC..." December 06

  • Antonio Brown posts lengthy apology on social media

    TMZ "Antonio Brown just issued a massive apology for his off-the-field behavior -- but there's one huge problem with his mea culpa ... it's unclear what he's specifically apologizing for. "First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and..." December 06

  • Five Potential Tom Brady Replacements For the New England Patriots

    The Big Lead "Tom Brady's days with the New England Patriots could finally be coming to a close. That comes from NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, who yesterday wrote this about the end of the Brady era: "unless there’s a radical course change in the next 90 days, that’s..." December 06

  • Petition is being signed by thousands to remove Michael Vick as Pro Bowl captain

    CNN "Michael Vick is going back to the NFL Pro Bowl, this time as one of four NFL Legends Pro Bowl Captains. But if some fans have their way, the ex-quarterback will lose his chance to mentor players on the sidelines. Joanna Lind started a petition on change.org to have..." December 06

  • NFL Reporter Jane Slater Tells Wild Story How Her She Caught Her BF Cheating Thanks to Fitbit

    Black Sports Online "To briefly summarize the Peloton Bike controversy, they ran a commercial where a husband got his wife the Bike for Christmas and the wife documented her weight loss journey. People called the ad sexist and their stock is tanking. It led to a discussion on if buying your..." December 05

  • Melvin Gordon unsure if he's earned a big-money deal

    Los Angeles Times "The future seemed bright for Melvin Gordon on that late-September day when the running back returned to the Chargers after a 64-day holdout. The lengthy contract dispute that failed to net a new deal was in the rearview mirror, a minor setback in Gordon’s mind. Most of a season..." December 04

  • Anthony Lynn questions officials for key pass interference penalty in Chargers' loss to Broncos

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers found another way to lose a game. This time, Anthony Lynn voiced his displeasure over the outcome he couldn't control.   A 37-yard penalty on Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward committed on a Drew Lock heave..." December 02

  • Chargers getting frustrated as they find “every way you can possibly lose”

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are 4-8 and out of playoff contention, but they can point to just a few plays in a few games and say this season could be much different. In fact, all eight of the Chargers’ losses have been by seven points or less, meaning that for every loss they’ve had,..." December 02

  • Chargers shocked at Philip Rivers’ inaccuracy, could bench him for Tyrod Taylor

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers could finally be ready to bench Philip Rivers for Tyrod Taylor, as the team is reportedly stunned at how inaccurate he’s been in 2019. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports did a video mailbag session and addressed the situation. " December 02

  • Three Likely Free Agent Destinations for Kareem Hunt

    The Big Lead "The Cleveland Browns may have trouble retaining all of their free agents, including running back Kareem Hunt. The former Kansas City Chief is on a one-year contract and will be a restricted free agent this spring, but was suspended for the first eight games of this season after violating the..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell Consulted With Owners On Colin Kaepernick Workout

    Pro Football Rumors "There was a lot that was unclear surrounding the circumstances of how the recent Colin Kaepernick workout came to be. We heard a couple of weeks ago that commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision to organize the workout himself, and in an unusual way. He..." December 01

  • Report: Philip Rivers could be benched if he struggles against Broncos

    Larry Brown Sports "Philip Rivers has struggled this year in what has been a disappointing season for the Los Angeles Chargers, and the veteran quarterback may be getting some unwanted time off if his poor play continues. The Chargers will consider benching Rivers if he struggles on Sunday against the..." December 01

  • When is Super Bowl 2020? Date, location, halftime show for Super Bowl 54

    Sporting News "Though the date and location for the Super Bowl changes every year, the borderline unhealthy fixation on America's biggest professional sporting event is a constant. In 2020, when the NFL's 100th season ends with Super Bowl 54, that domestic and global attention will turn to..." December 01

  • Chargers activate All-Pro Derwin James from injured reserve as two star safeties return to defense

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers aren't out of the playoff race just yet, and now they'll have a couple of big reinforcements for the final quarter of the 2019 NFL season, activating a pair of All-Pro safeties from injured reserve on Saturday. As the team..." November 30

  • Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers Appear Headed for a Breakup

    The Big Lead "Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers appear headed for a breakup, as the soon-to-be free agent and the only team he's ever known haven't even discussed a new contract. With Rivers in the midst of a tough season and the franchise in the midst of a transition he hasn't embraced,..." November 30

  • Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers Appear Headed for a Breakup

    The Big Lead "Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers appear headed for a breakup, as the soon-to-be free agent and the only team he's ever known haven't even discussed a new contract. With Rivers in the midst of a tough season and the franchise in the midst of a transition he hasn't embraced,..." November 29

  • NFL Week 13 injuries: Kyler Murray uncertain to face Rams, Patriots list 17 players as questionable

    CBS Sports "Week 13 got off to an early start, as six teams were in action on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Bears rallied to beat the Detroit Lions -- even though quarterback David Blough was impressive in his first NFL start, the Buffalo Bills shocked..." November 29

  • Which players, coaches are under most pressure in final month?

    USA Today "Thanksgiving is over and December is almost here — which means undue pressure ahead for several notable names throughout the NFL. For coaches, players and owners, the final month of the season can be a time of reckoning. Entering Week 13, only one team — the..." November 29

  • Thomas Davis: Chargers offense has done enough for us to succeed

    Los Angeles Times "The Chargers have allowed only three 100-yard rushers, two 300-yard passers and a single 100-yard receiver. They’ve given up the fourth-fewest passing yards and fifth-fewest total yards in the NFL. Only two teams have not permitted the opposition to reach 30..." November 27

  • The NFL's Best Thanksgiving Performances

    The Big Lead "Thanksgiving Day -- before the 21st century, it was the only time football fans could regularly find NFL action on Thursdays. This special day has seen some special performances, and for obvious reasons, this is primarily a Lions and Cowboys-centric list. Emmitt Smith - Cowboys..." November 27

  • Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule 'set up Al Riveron for failure'

    The Score "Mike Pereira, former NFL head of officiating and current FOX Sports rules analyst, sympathizes with Al Riveron as the senior vice president of officiating faces backlash in regards to the controversial new pass interference rule. "It's a significant crisis brought on by this..." November 27

  • CB Tre Roberson Drawing Substantial Interest

    TSN "Calgary Stampeders defensive back Tre Roberson is receiving interest from more than 10 NFL teams according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.       CB Tre Roberson, who had 7 interceptions..." November 27

  • Top 10 NFL rookies so far this season

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 NFL Draft class has been among the most impressive in recent history. For the first time in a while, the first two picks in said draft have lived up to expectations as rookies. A bit further down on the pecking order, the Oakland Raiders received an absolute steal in running..." November 27

  • Colin Kaepernick releases promo video from workout: ‘We stay ready’

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick does not appear to have sparked much interest from NFL teams with the workout he held in Atlanta earlier this month, but the free agent quarterback wants to continue sending the message that he is ready to play. On Monday, Kaepernick shared a promo video on Twitter..." November 26

  • Report: Chargers' Derwin James likely to return from IR vs. Broncos

    The Score "Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James has been designated to return from injured reserve and is likely to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos in Week 13, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. James has missed all 11 games this season after suffering a stress..." November 25

  • Two Teams Are Interested In Colin Kaepernick, But Haven’t Invited Him to The Facility

    Black Sports Online "Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played since the 2016 season and it seems like there’s a slim chance he’s going to get a job in a NFL any time soon. His lawyer however, doesn’t think that’s the case. While on the Adam Carolla podcast, Kap’s..." November 25

  • Chargers Release Dontrelle Inman From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers have released wide receiver Dontrelle Inman from their injured reserve, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The veteran will be placed on waivers and can be claimed by another team tomorrow. If he is not claimed, he will become an unrestricted free agent. The move ends..." November 25

  • NFL teams haven't called Colin Kaepernick since QB's Nov. 16 workout

    ESPN "In the week since Colin Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, no teams have reached out to work him out, visit with him or sign him, league sources told ESPN. Kaepernick, 32, remains unemployed, and NFL teams remain..." November 24

  • Sean Payton: PI replay decisions should be made by 3-5 people

    Pro Football Talk "The pass interference replay review experiment hasn’t gone the way it was supposed to go, in large part because the bar for overturning non-calls of defensive pass interference unexpectedly moved before the season started. “Clearly there’s this bar that’s..." November 24

  • Chargers, Philip Rivers possibly heading for a parting of ways after a rocky 2019 season

    CBS Sports "There is a very real chance that Philip Rivers is not back with the Chargers in 2020, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, with the longtime standout quarterback experiencing one of the worst seasons of his career and the team preparing for a move to a new..." November 24

  • NFL to reportedly reconsider possibility of implementing wild onside kick idea that was originally shot down

    CBS Sports "Back in 2018, the NFL's 32 owners voted to implement a new set of kickoff rules that ended up having one major unintended side effect -- the new rules basically killed the onside kick. Since the new rules went into effect, it's become almost impossible to recover an onside..." November 23

  • NFL Suspends Chargers’ Michael Davis

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chargers’ secondary has been shorthanded throughout 2019, and the NFL dealt the unit another blow Friday. Cornerback Michael Davis received a two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the league announced. Davis has started nine..." November 22

  • Ten NFL Quarterbacks Who May Be Looking For New Teams In 2020

    Sportsnaut "Sometimes a change of scenery for certain NFL players makes all of the difference in the world. However, sometimes a switch of franchises backfires. For better or worse, and due to different circumstances, the following 10 NFL quarterbacks could be looking for new teams for the 2020..." November 22