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  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation

    NFL.com "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Ravens DC says Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes 'underpaid' even if $1B

    ESPN "Patrick Mahomes signed the highest-valued contract in American professional sports in July when he struck a 10-year, $450 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale, who faces Mahomes on Monday..." September 25

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh calls stopping Patrick Mahomes 'a big challenge'

    The Score "The reigning NFL MVP will take on the reigning Super Bowl MVP when the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs clash Monday night in arguably the marquee matchup of the season so far. Patrick Mahomes already possesses two regular-season wins over Lamar..." September 24

  • Chiefs' Sammy Watkins in concussion protocol

    CBS Sports "Sammy Watkins, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol, won't practice Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports. " September 24

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens’ defense is different than last time we played the Chiefs

    USA Today "Arguably the best matchup of the 2020 season is upon us as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 on “Monday Night Football.” True to its prime time billing, this matchup features a whole load of top players on both sides of the ball. Some of which the Ravens..." September 24

  • Charvarius Ward Returns to Chiefs Practice

    SI "Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward returned to practice on Thursday after missing Week 2 with a broken hand suffered in the team's season-opening game against the Houston Texans. Ahead of Thursday's practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Ward would..." September 24

  • Marcus Peters recalls practicing against the “amazing” rookie Patrick Mahomes

    Pro Football Talk "When Patrick Mahomes was a rookie, no one knew how great a quarterback he would become. But Marcus Peters had a pretty good idea. Peters, the Ravens cornerback who will play against Mahomes on Monday night, was on the 2017 Chiefs when Mahomes spent the season..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • Harrison Butker wins AFC special teams honors

    Pro Football Talk "Harrison Butker having to hit the game-winning field goal in overtime three times deserved some extra praise. The Chiefs kicker was named AFC special teams player of the week, for his cool against the Chargers in overtime. " September 23

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    NFL.com "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes and Brett Favre have the same mental approach

    Arrowhead Pride "Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was a guest on Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s SiriusXM show on Tuesday. Coming out of a break, Favre, Reid and co-host Bruce Murray had a conversation about the similarities between Favre and Chiefs quarterback Patrick..." September 23

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • Patrick Mahomes has won a record six straight games when trailing by double digits

    Pro Football Talk "When Patrick Mahomes is trailing by 10 or more points, he has the other team right where he wants them. With Mahomes at quarterback, the Chiefs have now won six consecutive games when trailing by 10 points or more, which is an NFL record for a quarterback, according to the..." September 21

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • Patrick Mahomes reveals what his gf got him for his birthday

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Mahomes signed the richest contract for a player in sports history back in July. The deal is worth more than $500 million and should allow the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback to buy just about anything he could ever dream of, but his fiancée is still finding ways to hook him up..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Tyreek Hill says he did not remove his helmet in celebration

    Arrowhead Pride "“The referees are human beings,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “They missed it. I told them that he took his helmet off. They missed that one. Those refs, they did an outstanding job. I thought they called a really good game. It was very competitive on both..." September 21

  • Anthony Lynn Is Getting Crushed For Overtime Decision vs. Chiefs

    The Spun "The Los Angeles Chargers are in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs, and LA head coach Anthony Lynn is taking a ton of heat right now. The Chargers got the ball first to start the extra session. On third-and-7, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert hit Mike Williams for six..." September 21

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Cops 'The Glyde' Diamond Pendants After Debut

    TMZ "How'd Kansas City Chiefs rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire celebrate his huge NFL debut?? DIAMOND PENDANTS, BABY!!! TMZ Sports has learned Patrick Mahomes' new star teammate just copped some ice after his first-ever monster game in the pros ... and the..." September 20

  • What's next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

    ESPN "There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was..." September 18

  • A new mark for Black quarterback matchups in the NFL

    The Undefeated "Sometime on Sunday afternoon in Long Beach, California, trailblazer Marlin Briscoe plans to settle into his sofa, put up his feet and grab a remote control. He’ll have a lot of football to watch. The first Black quarterback in the old American Football League, which..." September 18

  • 2020 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Cap management has been extra complicated in the NFL this year. After ~70 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season, teams were left with holes and plenty of available dollars to fill the gaps. At first, the ongoing uncertainty over next year’s salary cap had teams nervous about..." September 18

  • Truth is, NFL thriving while players take action on social injustice

    USA Today "Let’s save ourselves some headaches for the next two months and dispense with the nonsense. The NFL is not dying. Throngs of fans are not turning off their televisions – or phones or tablets or however else they’re watching – in disgust over the player protests..." September 17

  • The Best NFL Free Agent Still on the Market at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "NFL free agency remains a viable avenue for teams in need of a quick fix. While the market doesn't have a headline name like Jadeveon Clowney anymore, the fact that he's already putting on a show with the Tennessee Titans is a good indication of just how quickly the..." September 17

  • Chiefs seek improved goal-line running from Clyde Edwards-Helaire

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs found much to like in running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire's NFL debut last week. He rushed for 138 yards and leads the league through the first week of the season. But Edwards-Helaire has one area to improve: his running near the opposing goal..." September 17

  • Ten Chiefs fans told to quarantine after contact with infected fan at game

    Chiefs "As the City of Kansas City Health Department has reported, a guest who attended Thursday night's game at Arrowhead Stadium has presented positive for COVID-19. We have worked in close cooperation with Dr. Rex Archer and the Kansas City Health Department to provide all of the relevant..." September 17

  • NFL Contract Guarantees, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike in the NBA or MLB, players’ contracts in the NFL aren’t guaranteed by default. Typically, an NFL player will receive at least some guaranteed money when he signs a deal, but that money often comes in the form of contract bonuses, and in particular signing bonuses. While..." September 17

  • Seven positives in latest round of NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 testing

    NFL.com "In the latest weekly update on NFL-NFL Players Association testing results, there were seven confirmed positives, including two players, out of 40,479 tests from Sept. 6 through Saturday. It's one fewer positive test than the previous week's results. " September 17

  • Kickers struggle in empty outdoor stadiums

    MSN.com "NFL kickers had a brutal Week One. Empty stadiums may be to blame. Kickers missed more field goal attempts in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." September 17

  • Coaches, players test negative for coronavirus in Chiefs-Texans game, groundskeeper tests positive

    Yardbarker "The NFL season was officially kicked off last week with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs taking on the Houston Texans. While fans across the country were delighted to see football back, many were nervous about how long it would last in the wake of the global pandemic. But for at..." September 17

  • No starting quarterbacks injured or benched in Week One for first time since 2011

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL got a piece of good news to start the 2020 season: All 32 starting quarterbacks made it out of Week One unscathed. No quarterbacks suffered serious injuries in Week One, and no quarterbacks were benched, either. That means 2020 is poised to be the first season since 2011 when..." September 17

  • Chiefs’ Khalen Saunders To Miss Time

    Fantasy Pros "Chiefs' DT Khalen Sauders dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and will miss approximately one month. " September 16

  • Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson head preliminary list for Hall-of-Fame's Class of 2021

    SI "Quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive back Charles Woodson are among 130 preliminary candidates named Wednesday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for its modern-era Class of 2021.  Of course, Manning and Woodson are more than nominees for election. Both are expected to be..." September 16

  • The 5 most-likely Odell Beckham Jr. trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Dreadful. Pathetic. Whatever term we want to use for the Cleveland Browns’ season-opening performance, they were just not on the same level as the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland dropped the opener by the score of 38-6. Baker Mayfield was a disaster under center. Star wide..." September 16

  • NFL’s social justice messaging sparks anger in every direction

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL spent its first 100 years trying to be all things to all people. It might spend the next 100 deciding which of its fans it can least afford to enrage.  Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season is in the books, and with it the league’s first attempt at a more progressive stance..." September 15

  • Mike Ditka again tells NFL players to 'get the hell out' of country after protests

    USA Today "Mike Ditka spent five-plus decades around pro football. He's a Hall of Famer and a Super Bowl champion. But when it comes to NFL players protesting police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem, Ditka sounds like a broken record … of the stubbornly..." September 15

  • How Long Will It Take For an NFL Team to Give Adam Vinateri a Call?

    The Big Lead "Finding a reliable kicker has recently become rather difficult for NFL teams other than the Baltimore Ravens, who are blessed with Justin Tucker. Since the NFL changed the extra point rules in 2015, forcing kickers to make a 33-yard attempt instead of a 15-yard chip shot following..." September 15

  • Fantasy football waiver wire: Rams' Malcolm Brown grabs opportunity by the horns

    USA Today "Without the benefit of preseason games, the opening week of the NFL season finally pulled the curtain back on how teams plan to use their players. Week 1 usually provides the widest variety of waiver-wire pickups in fantasy leagues, but this year things are even more wide-open than..." September 15

  • Eric Reid calls NFL's anti-racism campaign 'disingenuous,' 'diabolical'

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Reid has never been shy in sharing his opinions about commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL’s treatment of Black people, especially when it comes to protesting. That hasn’t changed with the start of the 2020 NFL season, even though Reid hasn’t been signed by any team and..." September 14

  • Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Patrick Mahomes Lead NFL Jersey Sales After Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL season kicked off in Week 1 with former NFL MVPs Cam Newton and Tom Brady making their debuts in new homes. With two superstar quarterbacks changing uniforms, we’ve seen a big shake-up in jersey sales to begin the NFL season. While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback..." September 14