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  • 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

  • Joe Judge excited to have Markus Golden back with Giants

    New York Post "For Joe Judge to achieve even a measure of success this season for the Giants, there will have to be more — much more — of what went down to bring Markus Golden back into the fold. There are ways to secure players. Throw money at them. Slap them with the franchise..." August 06

  • Daniel Jones is attacking steep Giants learning curve

    New York Post "A second-year quarterback entering his first season as the Day 1 starter. A brand new offense to learn. A brand new head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to get to know. No on-field work as a team in the spring. A slow ramp-up of practice time in the summer. The most..." August 06

  • 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

  • Giants Primed to Make a Trade Push for Stud Patriots Cornerback

    Heavy "It’s not typical that losing a player who’s managed to appear in just six of his potential 32 games over his two-year career is perceived as a crushing blow to one’s roster. However, that’s the exact predicament the New York Giants found themselves in..." August 06

  • Photo Emerges Of Giants QB Daniel Jones’ Thighs, And They’re Huge!

    Total Pro Sports "Daniel Jones will never have the biggest thighs on his team, thanks to Saquon Barkley’s presence. But the New York Giants quarterback appears to be making a strong case for second place on that list. Reports from NFL reporter Dov Kleiman are that Jones put on 8-9 pounds of..." 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

  • NFL to bring more employees back to league office later this month

    MSN.com "With NFL players back in training camp settings, the league itself is about to bring more employees back into the office again. According to Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press, the league office is going to enter Phase Two of reopening its Manhattan office later..." August 06

  • NFL sets up snitching hotline to report COVID-19 violations

    Yahoo! Sports "As NFL teams buckle up for a season that will hinge on the league remaining safe from COVID-19, the NFL Players Association is reportedly setting up its own hotline for players to report team safety violations. Players will be able to text the number while remaining anonymous,..." August 05

  • Randy Gregory criticizes ‘unfair’ NFL reinstatement process

    Yardbarker "Randy Gregory is eager to play in the NFL again, but he says the NFL is making his reinstatement process a difficult one.  Gregory posted a statement to Twitter on Wednesday criticizing the NFL’s handling of his reinstatement case. He said he has done everything right..." August 05

  • Giants lose third opt-out player with CB Sam Beal's decision

    ESPN "The New York Giants took another hit at a position of concern when cornerback Sam Beal decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. According to the NFL's daily transaction wire, linebacker Josiah Tauaefa was also removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list..." August 05

  • ‘Several big names’ considering opting out of NFL season

    Larry Brown Sports "Numerous NFL players have made the decision to opt out of the 2020 season, and the biggest names may be yet to come, according to one report. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Tuesday that “big names” are “strongly considering” opting out ahead of..." August 05

  • Antonio Brown's NFL employability: Still worth risk? For which team?

    NFL.com "The longest running soap opera in the NFL just offered its latest twist this past week. The league announced that free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown will be serving an eight-game suspension for multiple violations of the league's personal-conduct policy. That punishment will start..." August 05

  • Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

    Pro Football Talk "As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Pederson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? " August 05

  • NFLPA president JC Tretter: NFL tried to “walk back” concessions made during negotiations

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association struck a verbal deal regarding a revision to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to reflect safety protocols and economic realities of the pandemic on July 24. So why did it take so long to reduce the agreement to a signed writing, 10 days later? As..." August 04

  • Opt-out stipend must be repaid, even if player is cut in 2021

    Pro Football Talk "The official agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association says plenty about the rules for player opt outs. The agreement does not expressly address whether a player who opts out for 2020, who collects a six-figure stipend, and who fails to make the team in 2021 must pay the money..." August 04

  • Voluntary bubbles could be the key to minimizing virus transmission

    Yahoo! Sports "NFL teams have, technically, a “virtual bubble” around each practice facility. But the bubble bursts each night, as players and coaches go home. Coupled with testing that has a 24-hour turnaround, the ability of players to go home (and potentially catch the virus from a..." August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA revise training-camp drug testing due to COVID-19

    Pro Football Talk "With one type of test sample being collected from all players on a daily basis (at least for now), another type of sample has not been collected, yet. Under the 2020 labor deal, the window for preseason testing pursuant to the substance-abuse policy shifted to the first two weeks of..." August 04

  • Cops Don't Believe NFL Player Involved in L.A. House Party Shooting

    TMZ "There were no NFL players involved in the fatal shooting at a raging house party in a swanky Los Angeles mansion, contrary to reports ... at least according to cops. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they believe the Mulholland Drive mansion party that ended when shots rang out was..." August 04

  • Giants swap out a pair of players on COVID list

    Yahoo! Sports "The Giants had to put another player on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but they were able to take one off as well. The team announced that linebacker Josiah Tauaefa was placed on the list Tuesday.  " August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA set up disciplinary system for players who don't adhere to coronavirus protocol

    USA Today "Aiming to enforce strict adherence to the league-wide efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus, the NFL and NFLPA have set up a disciplinary system that was laid out in a memo issued to players Tuesday and obtained by USA TODAY Sports.  Players who refuse to..." August 04

  • Multiple people shot at Beverley Hills party thrown for NFL player

    New York Post "Four people have been critically wounded in a shooting at a Beverly Hills house party held for an NFL player, according to reports. The LAPD received a call about the large party on Mulholland Drive, near Franklin Canyon Park, about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to the LA..." August 04

  • The NFL Considers Sporting Events High-Risk COVID Activities

    The Big Lead "The NFL sent teams a finalized list of things they consider "high-risk COVID-19 conduct" on Monday. The new rules leave plenty of wiggle room for players to go out and live their lives as the founding fathers intended, as long as they stick with smaller groups and always use their..." August 04

  • Four NFL playoff teams from 2019 likely to miss 2020 postseason

    CBS Sports "Training camps are readying to get underway in the NFL, and that means teams can finally get to the task of attempting to overthrow the Kansas City Chiefs to become the newest Super Bowl champion, as long as all can adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols that themselves..." August 04

  • NFL Selects Aug. 6 as Opt-Out Deadline for 2020 Season

    SI "The NFL has selected Thursday as the last day players can opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Thursday's deadline is reportedly set for 4 p.m. ET.  " August 04

  • NFL, NFLPA have resolved all issues for 2020 CBA changes

    NFL.com "All remaining issues between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on the side letter to the collective bargaining agreement making changes for the 2020 season have been resolved and, following a review by the union, the deal is done, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday..." August 04

  • Signing bonus rule will clear cap space for teams with opt-outs

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams will be getting some additional cap space when players who received signing bonuses opt out of the 2020 season. The prorated portion of a player’s signing bonus will be removed from his team’s 2020 cap space as soon as he officially opts out, according to Tom..." August 04

  • Window to promote practice squad players extended to 90 minutes before games

    Yahoo! Sports "Under normal operating procedures, teams promoting players from the practice squad to play in that week’s games had until 4 p.m. ET on the day before the game to make the move. This season is not progressing under normal operating procedures and that has led to a change in that..." August 04

  • Dolphins road through NFL acclimation period so far much smoother than AFC East rivals

    Miami Herald "It’s been a trying time in the NFL (and mostly everywhere) but there is sunshine amid the storm. There are glad tidings. And the Miami Dolphins are enjoying some of that so far. The Dolphins, trying to get as far from the shadow of last season’s forgettable 5-11..." August 04

  • Giants Cut 8 Players; Designate Defensive Star with Non-Football Injury

    Heavy "The New York Giants have officially hit the NFL’s new roster requirements, trimming the traditional 90-man roster down to 80, by waiving eight players on Sunday. The cuts include four veterans, linebacker Chris Pearce, safety Rashaan Gaulden, running back Jon..." August 02

  • Negotiations continue on revised CBA

    Pro Football Talk "No deal is done until it’s done, and the deal between the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding the parameters for pro football in a pandemic still isn’t done. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, negotiations continue regarding the precise language of the..." August 02

  • Giants Sign Blazing Fast Ex-Cardinals Cornerback

    Heavy "Ever since DeAndre Baker’s offseason arrest back in May, the masses have been waiting for the New York Giants to make a move at cornerback. That only grew following Baker’s placement on the commissioner’s exempt list last week. Names such as..." August 02

  • Giants’ franchise-tagged Leonard Williams starts training camp on non-football injury list

    Clutch Points "New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams has been placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list at the start of training camp. The Giants also announced six cuts on Sunday. Williams, who will play the 2020 season under the franchise tag, can be activate at..." August 02

  • Could ESPN broadcast future Super Bowl?

    Sportsnaut "ESPN has reportedly chosen its Monday Night Football broadcast team for the 2020 NFL season. Now, the network could be setting its sights on the Super Bowl. After striking out on top free-agent talent Peyton Manning and Tony Romo earlier this offseason, ESPN tabbed..." August 02

  • NFL teams concerned players are exploiting opt-out rule

    Larry Brown Sports "While the NFL took steps to prevent the opt-out rule from being exploited by players in 2020, there are concerns around the league that some players and agents have found a way to do it anyway. On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the league is looking to..." August 02

  • Giants WR Da'Mari Scott to opt out of 2020 season

    USA Today "New York Giants kick returner and wide receiver Da’Mari Scott informed the team he will be opting out of the 2020 season. Scott is the second Giants player behind starting left tackle Nate Solder to voluntarily opt out for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the..." August 02

  • NFL expected to move up opt-out deadline

    The Score "NFL players who are still undecided on whether they'll play during the COVID-19 pandemic might be running out of time to mull over their choice. The league is expected to move up the deadline for players to opt out of the coming season to Tuesday or Wednesday, ESPN's Adam..." August 02

  • Markus Golden reports to camp after Giants placed rare UFA tender on him

    CBS Sports "One of the more interesting offseason situations may have just come to an end, as ESPN's Jordan Raanan reported on Saturday that New York Giants outside linebacker Markus Golden had reported to camp and begun COVID-19 testing. This came after the Giants placed..." August 02

  • Every NFL Team's Secret Weapon for 2020

    Bleacher Report "It's surprisingly easy for quality NFL players to go unnoticed. Because of the fact that many fans root for teams and not individuals, only the league's biggest stars are on most of their radars. Those stars aren't the only ones responsible for success, though...." August 02

  • Saquon Barkley’s Girlfriend Shows Off Curves In Tight Sun Dress

    Total Pro Sports "Saquon Barkley and his girlfriend, Anna Congdon, became the proud parents of a daughter, Jada Barkle, back in 2018. Barkley and Congdon welcomed their daughter on the week the running back was drafted into the NFL in 2018. " August 02

  • Joe Judge is the Giants’ man with multiple plans

    New York Post "Joe Judge is A Man With A Plan. A Plandemic, as it were. He brings to his first NFL head coaching job a precocious Belichickian unflappability, thoroughness and leadership that requires a plan for the possibility of him testing positive, for Daniel Jones testing..." August 01

  • Deal “likely” today on revised CBA

    Pro Football Talk "Eight days ago, the NFL and the NFL Players Association hammered out an agreement for the parameters and protocols of pro football in a pandemic. Today, it’s expected that the agreement will be formally signed by both sides. Per multiple sources, the deal was expected to be done..." August 01

  • Antonio Brown accepts suspension, won’t appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Earlier Friday, the NFL announced it has suspended Brown for eight games for multiple violations of the..." July 31

  • Cowboys landed their fifth straight title – and maybe last – as most valuable sports team in the world

    Yahoo! Sports "In a financial ranking that is arguably the ultimate badge of honor for billionaire sports team owners, the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are sitting atop the world again. For an unprecedented fifth straight year, Forbes named the Cowboys the most valuable..." July 31

  • Joe Judge: We’ll let league deal with DeAndre Baker

    MSN.com "The Giants cut kicker Aldrick Rosas in the wake of an offseason arrest, but they haven’t moved to terminate cornerback Deandre Baker‘s contract after he was arrested on armed robbery charges in May. Head coach Joe Judge was asked about both players during a..." July 31

  • NFL, NFL Referees Association are still negotiating opt-out procedures

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have worked through most if any all of the issues associated with pro football in a pandemic, with a signed agreement coming. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have not. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL continues to..." July 31