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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

  • City says no Eagles fans in stands for home opener; Vinny Curry struggles with loss of brother

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "On the day that Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley reiterated that city COVID-19 restrictions likely will not allow the Eagles to host any fans at Lincoln Financial Field for the scheduled Sept. 20 home opener, defensive end Vinny Curry said the death of his half-brother from the..." August 14

  • Doug Pederson expects 'really big things' from Eagles receiver Greg Ward

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles were forced to turn to wide receiver Greg Ward because they ran out of other options last season and they saw enough from him to go into this season with heightened expectations for his role in the offense. Ward caught 28 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown in..." August 13

  • Eagles activate Jordan Mailata

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The entire Eagles roster will finally be back together on Thursday after the team activated Jordan Mailata from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  Mailata was the last remaining player on the list. And head coach Doug Pederson also returned to the NovaCare Complex yesterday after his..." 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

  • 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

  • Jon Gruden thinks change of scenery will benefit Nelson Agholor in Las Vegas

    NFL.com "It's safe to assume Philadelphia Eagles fans have a vastly different opinion of Nelson Agholor than Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden. Agholor was under heavy scrutiny during his five years in Philly for the plays he missed. Even a man helping save babies from a fire couldn't..." August 13

  • Not playing football this year wasn’t an option for Eagles center Jason Kelce

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Sixty-six players accepted the NFL’s offer to opt out of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many more deliberated long and hard before making the decision to return. You might think Jason Kelce was a member of that second group. He..." August 12

  • 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

  • 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

  • Doug Pederson returns from coronavirus isolation in time for Eagles’ first full practice of training camp

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested negative for the coronavirus after 10 days away from the team, and has completed the league’s requirements to return, a source close to the situation told The Inquirer on Wednesday. The team is to take the field for its first full,..." 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

  • 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

  • Eagles RT Lane Johnson Got Absolutely Shredded During The Offseason

    Total Pro Sports "On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles activated star right tackle Lane Johnson off of the reserve/Covid-19 list. Johnson is returning as Eagles players can begin Phase 2 practices on Wednesday in helmets and shells. " August 11

  • Eagles Exploring Trade for Sony Michel?

    Heavy "The Eagles reportedly wanted to draft Sony Michel in 2018 but missed out on him by one pick. Maybe it’s time to resume those talks. The team continues to pound the drum about Miles Sanders being the feature back in Philadelphia, an explosive workhorse whom Duce Staley..." 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 activate Lane Johnson off reserve/COVID-19 list

    NBC Philadelphia "The Eagles activated all-pro offensive tackle Lane Johnson from the COVID-19 list on Tuesday morning, clearing him to return immediately to practice. Johnson, linebacker Nate Gerry and offensive lineman Jordan Mailata were all placed on the COVID reserve list on July 29. Gerry..." August 11

  • Now with Eagles, Darius Slay takes another swipe at Lions' HC Matt Patricia

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret that Darius Slay is happy to be in Philadelphia with the Eagles following his tenure with the Detroit Lions. On Monday, the star cornerback took quite a swipe at his former head coach, Matt Patricia, with a telling quote about how he’s being treated..." August 10

  • 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

  • Eagles’ Miles Sanders on why he has chip on his shoulder

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders will have a chip on his shoulder this season. In a video conference call with reporters on Sunday, Sanders said that he was disappointed he didn’t win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award last season, however,..." August 09

  • 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

  • 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

  • Zach Ertz sees big loss in canceling high school football season

    Yahoo! Sports "Eagles tight end Zach Ertz says that if Pennsylvania cancels high school sports for the rest of this year, as the governor is recommending, it’s going to be a big loss for kids like him. “I want kids to be healthy, first and foremost,” Ertz said, via..." August 08

  • Josh McCown cracks great joke about Tom Brady learning new playbook

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is doing something this offseason that he hasn’t had to do for the last 20 years, and that is learn an entirely new offensive system. In that sense, you could say the six-time Super Bowl champion is the anti-Josh McCown. And McCown knows it. Brady opened up this week..." 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

  • Vinny Curry, Eagles reportedly agree to terms

    Bleeding Green Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles are re-signing veteran defensive end Vinny Curry, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Curry’s one-year contract is reportedly worth up to $2 millionwith $1.3 million fully guaranteed.  There was previously..." 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

  • Filling The Voids Left By Key NFL Opt Outs

    Pro Football Rumors "67 NFL players have decided to opt out from the 2020 NFL campaign due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every team was affected, as only the Steelers, Chargers, and Falcons didn’t have a player who elected to sit out. Some players’ absences will be felt..." 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