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  • Latest On NFL Salary Cap Discussions

    Pro Football Talk "The NFLPA submitted a counteroffer to the owners’ most recent financial proposal, and the sides are prepared to resume discussions on a call Monday. The union’s plan calls for a flat cap in 2021. The 2020 number ($198.2MM) would become next year’s cap as well,..." July 11

  • “OL Masterminds Summit” features few masks, no distancing

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and the NFL Players Association haggle over every detail of football in a pandemic, one key question will be whether players can and will do everything they need to do — and not do everything they shouldn’t do — from August through December (or, in the case of 12..." July 11

  • More groups call for complete ban on Native American mascots as momentum shifts

    USA Today "On Monday, 15 Native American organizations, advocates and authors signed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to force Washington’s NFL team to change its name. By Wednesday, more than 450 other groups had expressed their support. In addition to changing the..." July 11

  • Patrick Mahomes Hits Casino After $500 Mil Contract, Feelin' Lucky?!

    TMZ "Gotta love a dude who's betting on himself ... after signing the largest contract in NFL history! Check out Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and their significant others hitting the casino in Lake Tahoe on Thursday night ... keeping the party going after a day on the..." July 11

  • NFLPA wants to spread pandemic financial losses over 10 years

    Pro Football Talk "Significant issues indeed remain between the NFL and NFL Players Association as management and labor struggle to resolve all issues that need to be resolved before pandemic football can be played. All are equally significant in this moment, but one carries universal significance:..." July 11

  • NFL referees plan to wear masks on the field "NFL Referees Association executive director Scott Green told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that on-field officials are expected to wear some kind of face covering and gloves. Masks are one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and although players say it’s..." July 11

  • NFL's 20 greatest coach-quarterback duos: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes looking to join list

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year extension that will keep him in Kansas City through the 2031 season. With his quarterback secured for the longterm, Chiefs coach Andy Reid did not rule out coaching for the duration of Mahomes' contract...." July 11

  • Start of NFL training camp could be in jeopardy?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has stuck to its schedule for months, with the hopes of starting the 2020 season on time despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with friction emerging between the league and the NFL Players Association, the start of training camp and the beginning of the regular season could be in..." July 11

  • NFL can impose pandemic protocols, NFLPA can challenge via grievance

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association currently are negotiating the various rules for football in a pandemic, but not because the pandemic gives rise to a duty to bargain. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL has full authority to implement any and all rules that the..." July 11

  • At least one ‘elite’ NFL player could sit out 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Several NBA and MLB players have decided to opt out of the 2020 season for a variety of different reasons, and we could see the same with the NFL in the coming weeks. According to one report, at least one well-known NFL player is considering sitting out. Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." July 10

  • Randy Moss offers extremely high praise of Patrick Mahomes

    Yardbarker "Patrick Mahomes has proven himself to be an extraordinarily talented quarterback in only two years of starting in the NFL. He already has won an MVP award and a Super Bowl, and he has a 50-touchdown season to his name. But just how great can he become? Randy Moss has an..." July 10

  • Breaking down every guarantee in Patrick Mahomes’ new mega-deal

    Clutch Points "What we would all do to be as rich as Patrick Mahomes just signed up to be. By earning a half-billion dollars by the time his new mega-contract with the Kansas City Chiefs is over with, Mahomes will be able to add that to his growing list of endorsement deals and promotion..." July 10

  • With multiple big issues pending, NFL and NFLPA to negotiate again Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The clock keeps ticking toward the start of training camp, if it’s indeed going to start on July 28. Aiding that process would be an agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on all remaining issues. There are several. Per a source with knowledge of the..." July 10

  • Patrick Mahomes trusts NFL, NFLPA to find a good plan to get back to work

    Pro Football Talk "The best player in the NFL believes the 2020 season can be played safely. Despite increasing numbers of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 and growing concerns that sports simply can’t be played in a pandemic, Mahomes said today that he thinks the players’ union and..." July 10

  • Chiefs re-sign veteran Matt Moore and release rookie Shea Patterson

    CBS Sports "In a season where quarterback depth is poised to be as pivotal as it's ever been, the defending Super Bowl champions are bringing back a familiar face. The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed quarterback Matt Moore to a one-year deal, according to Terez A. Paylor of..." July 10

  • What's Next for Dak Prescott and Deshaun Watson After Patrick Mahomes' Megadeal?

    Bleacher Report "With training camps set to start in a few weeks, the NFL plans to be back to business as usual soon—at least as "usual" as anything gets in 2020. However, one bit of business in the past week was anything but usual: the 10-year extension that the Kansas City Chiefs..." July 10

  • NFL, Players Association still split on major issues

    Clutch Points "Although the NFL may be working toward a solution to play out the 2020 season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are still some glaring issues that they must work out with the NFL Player’s Association before training camp begins at the end of the..." July 10

  • NFL coaches, players won't be required to wear masks on sidelines

    Yardbarker "The NFL has begun sharing its game-day safety protocols, which forbids jersey swaps and post-game interactions. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that coaches are not required to wear masks on the sidelines, though all other non-player personnel will have to wear masks. NFL teams..." July 10

  • Patrick Mahomes & Travis Kelce Boat Party In Lake Tahoe, GFs Twerk & Chug Beer!

    TMZ "Here's reason #503,000,001 why it's great to be Patrick Mahomes ... The K.C. Chiefs superstar QB hit a boat party with teammate Travis Kelce, their girlfriends and some other buds in Lake Tahoe on Thursday ... and yeah, you jealous yet or what?!?! The..." July 10

  • 5 NFL stars who could be released during training camp

    Sportsnaut "There’s a number of star NFL players who find themselves on shaky ground heading into the start of training camp later this month. We already know about the drama Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has caused. But he’s not alone on this..." July 10

  • Sports world rips NFL for absurd COVID-19 safety guidelines

    Sportsnaut "As uncertainty hangs over the 2020 NFL season, the league has come under rampant criticism from players, coaches and executives for the league’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The criticism turned into mockery on Thursday when the NFL revealed a series of..." July 09

  • NFL Bans Jersey Swaps, Postgame Interactions Within 6 Feet Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "The NFL continued to provide coronavirus-related guidance for teams and players in a memo Wednesday night detailing game-day protocols for the 2020 season. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network provided details from the memo, which included a ban on jersey exchanges and other..." July 09

  • Anonymous NFL Executive Crushes Dak Prescott As Being “Marginal” At The QB Position

    Total Pro Sports "ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler recently polled over 50 executives, coaches, scouts, and players to form a consensus on the league’s top-10 quarterbacks. The group ranked the Dallas Cowboys’ franchise player as the game’s ninth-best QB for 2020. " July 09

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Certain Game-Day Protocols?

    Pro Football Rumors "3:21pm: Hold the phone. A source tells Pelissero that the union has not yet agreed to the protocols (Twitter link). “Still a work in progress,” the source said. 1:28pm: The NFL and NFLPA are in agreement on a number of game-day protocols that are..." July 09

  • NFLPA reminds players that drug testing resumes when training camp opens

    Pro Football Talk "NFL training camps currently are set to open on July 28, in 19 days. The NFL Players Association has reminded players that, when they show up, they are subject to unannounced drug testing. The new labor deal moved the opening of the window for annual substance-abuse testing from April..." July 09

  • NFLPA to NFL: Tell us why four preseason games is problematic, but two isn’t

    WEEI Boston "There had been some thought that the NFL would be in better shape than other leagues because it had more time to wait out the coronavirus pandemic before playing games. However, with the virus not only still present, but once again spiking in the United States, the reality that the..." July 09

  • Tyreek Hill and His Latest Baby Mother Vacation in Virgin Islands

    Sports Gossip "Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is leading the way as the top deep threat in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus. It doesn’t take advanced statistics for most to notice that Hill’s elite speed, route-running and playmaking ability make him one of the top deep threats..." July 09

  • A.J. Brown, Courtland Sutton and Other Young Receivers Who Will Reshape the NFL

    Bleacher Report "Chris Godwin is one of the NFL's best receivers. He's coming off an 86-catch, 1,333-yard, nine-touchdown season for the Buccaneers in 2019, has already caught 179 passes for 2,700 yards in a three-year career, and he is about to share the huddle with the greatest quarterback in league..." July 09

  • Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Warns Patrick Mahomes

    TMZ ""He's gonna be a target. He's got a target on his back. Wait and see." That's "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran warning Patrick Mahomes that with giant fortune comes giant scammers trying to take your money! But, if you..." July 09

  • ESPN Devoting an Entire Week to Madden '21

    The Big Lead "ESPN is planning a week devoted to Madden '21 starting on Monday, July 13th. According to Variety, the World Wide Leader will be revealing and debating player ratings.  Get Up, First Take, SportsCenter and NFL Live will all devote segments to the game. That is..." July 09

  • Mitchell Schwartz responds to anti-Semitic sentiment sparked by DeSean Jackson

    SI "In an Instagram post Wednesday night, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz responded to recent anti-Semitic messages from multiple athletes. Philidelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted two photos to his Instagram story — one on Saturday and..." July 09

  • Kliff Kingsbury called his shot on Patrick Mahomes contract

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has shown the ability to speak things into existence. Back when he was coaching in college, he insisted that if he had the first pick in the NFL Draft, he’d take Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Then Kingsbury got himself hired by..." July 08

  • Patrick Mahomes Hits Private Jet For Golf Tourney After Inking Monster Deal

    TMZ "How'd Patrick Mahomes celebrate his new $503 MILLION contract? PRIVATE JET WITH TRAVIS KELCE TO GOLF, BABY!!!! TMZ Sports has obtained video of the Kansas Chiefs superstar QB touching down in Lake Tahoe on Wednesday ... and the..." July 08

  • NFL, NFLPA working on player opt-out protocol for 2020 "With veterans expected to report to training camps in 20 days, the NFL and NFLPA have a host of issues to continue to sort out before players return. Among the questions lingering in the air amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the potential for players opting out of participating in..." July 08

  • How to interpret the Patrick Mahomes megacontract

    The Score "Patrick Mahomes earning a huge second contract from the Kansas City Chiefs was always a matter of when, not if. At 24 years old, Mahomes has won a league MVP and a Super Bowl MVP; both he and the Chiefs had every incentive to do a deal before the start of the 2020 season. Getting it..." July 08

  • Taylor Lewan claims new proposal might result in brand new NFLPA

    Clutch Points "Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan voiced his strong opposition to the NFL’s plan to keep a large portion of player salaries in escrow for the 2020 season. On Monday, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that the league “proposed 35% of..." July 08

  • Chiefs’ plans ‘reduced capacity’ for fans to start 2020 season

    The Spun "On Wednesday morning, the first NFL team announced its plans to have a reduced capacity crowd when the 2020 season kicks off. The Kansas City Chiefs announced their stadium won’t be full this season. The team issued a statement, saying all 2020 season ticket holders will be..." July 08

  • Tyrann Mathieu and Fiance Allegedly Beefing Over Their Kids

    Sports Gossip "Tyrann Mathieu, the star defensive player for the Chiefs, was getting ready to tie the knot with his long-time love, Sydni Paige Russell. The two started dating as far back as 2011 and got engaged in the spring of 2019. Mathieu and Russell were all set to exchange vows in 2020. With..." July 08

  • Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins reveals reason for reworking his contract

    Clutch Points "The Kansas City Chiefs managed to reward quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the richest contract in NFL history. Meanwhile, the same cannot be said for wide receiver Sammy Watkins after he opted to take a pay cut for the 2020 NFL season. Watkins had his deal reworked..." July 08

  • No chance players accept withholding salaries, NFLPA pushes for flat cap

    Sportsnaut "As the 2020 NFL season draws closer, it looks a fight between the NFL and the NFL Players Association is looming over how the league will handle billions in lost revenue this year. While the league anticipates having a full 2020 NFL season, it’s projected to come with a..." July 08

  • Blockbuster NFL Trades That Could Happen Before 2021

    Bleacher Report "It's become increasingly normal to expect blockbuster NFL moves throughout the year.  This applies even during what used to be quiet parts of the summer. Most recently, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots made a splash by signing 2015 league..." July 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Training Camp Facility Protocol

    Pro Football Rumors "The league and union are still at odds over a number of issues, but at least they have come together on one key point: a club facility protocol for training camp. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the two sides are in agreement on a three-tier framework for facility..." July 08

  • Jeff Darlington: Patrick Mahomes Could Have Gotten More Money From Chiefs

    The Big Lead "Patrick Mahomes gave the sports world a cornucopia of content by signing his record-breaking half-billion dollar deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. ESPN's Jeff Darlington went on Get Up today to discuss the monster deal and revealed that, in discussions with sources..." July 08

  • Here are eight crazy things Patrick Mahomes can buy with his new $503M contract

    CBS Sports "Patrick Mahomes doesn't just have a lot of money now that he's landed a 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's got the most money of any quarterback entering 2020, the most money of any player in NFL history and..." July 08

  • Patrick Mahomes: Trust and culture of Chiefs were what I wanted to be a part of

    ABC News "Patrick Mahomes said he had two goals for his new contract when extension talks began with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this summer: He wanted long-term security and he wanted to leave the Chiefs enough financial flexibility to  build a strong team around..." July 08

  • Peyton Manning somehow leads all players in NFLPA-related marketing and royalty earnings

    Clutch Points "Peyton Manning may be happily retired, but that hasn’t stopped him from making bank as an NFL star. Despite being four years since last throwing a pass, Manning topped the list of total earners from the NFLPA-related revenue with a total of $3.4 million. Ever since he left..." July 08

  • Patrick Mahomes' New Deal is Almost All Good News For Dak Prescott

    The Big Lead "Patrick Mahomes set an entirely new bar for athletes across all sports when he became the first person to ever cross the half-billion-dollar mark. Mahomes' 10-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs could pay him up to $503 million over its lifespan and gives the star..." July 07

  • Patrick Mahomes' $503 million extension shows he's on his own level as a quarterback and businessman

    USA Today "Patrick Mahomes knew what he wanted. He knew what mattered to him. And he didn’t care what anyone else viewed as the “normal” or “smart” way to handle his business.  Conventional has never ranked among the adjectives used to describe the Kansas City..." July 07

  • Melvin Gordon says Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is ‘worth every dime’

    Clutch Points "New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon called Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ new contract extension “worth every dime” on Tuesday while speaking to fellow former Los Angeles Chargers rusher LaDainian..." July 07

  • DeAndre Hopkins zings Texans while responding to Patrick Mahomes deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The last time that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins played a game, he was a member of the Texans taking on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs. Hopkins and the Texans took a 24-0 lead early in that game, but they wound up trailing..." July 07