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  • Matthew Stafford, wife, donate $350,000 to social justice program at University of Georgia

    Sportsnaut "Matthew Stafford’s roots in Georgia date back to his father attending graduate school in Athens when the Detroit Lions quarterback was a child. Stafford himself starred for the Bulldogs before being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. By now, it’s well known that..." August 14

  • 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

  • Marvin Jones opens up about loss of son

    Detroit Free Press "No one should have to endure what Marvin Jones has gone through the past eight months. Before the coronavirus pandemic brought much of the nation to a halt, and after an ankle injury ended his 2019 season, Jones' infant son Marlo died unexpectedly at 6 months..." 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

  • 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

  • Detroit Lions work out running back C.J. Prosise, 6 others

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions worked out former Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise, among six others on Thursday, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Prosise is a wide receiver turned running back that was heralded for his speed and..." 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

  • 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

  • NFL's top nine offenses in 2020? Watch out for the Bengals?

    NFL.com "We are less than a month away from the start of the 2020 NFL season, and I'm dreaming of offense. The stars, the strategies and the subplots -- yes, the subplots! I can't wait for Ben Roethlisberger's return to action in Pittsburgh. I'm endlessly curious about how Joe..." 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

  • 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

  • Matthew Stafford glad false positive test happened at this point

    Eurosport "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has taken a positive approach after being diagnosed with a false positive following a recent COVID-19 test. Stafford had tested negative twice before an apparent positive test landed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Aug. 1. The..." 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

  • Packers claim receiver Travis Fulgham off waivers from Lions

    Pride Of Detroit "The Green Bay Packers claimed former Detroit Lions receiver Travis Fulgham off of waivers Monday, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Fulgham was among five players that the Lions waived on Sunday as they cut their roster down to..." August 11

  • Lions want Kenny Golladay to be thought of with Michael Thomas

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions activated wide receiver Kenny Golladayfrom the reserve/COVID-19 list last week and that leaves him clear to focus on the football matters associated with preparing himself for the 2020 season. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has set a big goal for that football..." August 10

  • 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

  • What Patriots Are Getting In Cornerback Acquired Via Trade With Lions

    NESN "Twitter users couldn’t help themselves from making King of Pop jokes after the New England Patriots acquired a cornerback named Michael Jackson from the Detroit Lions in a trade Sunday. But, football nerd fact: The cornerback will be at least the second Michael Jackson that Bill..." August 10

  • Detroit Lions cut former 6th-round pick WR Travis Fulgham

    Pride Of Detroit "According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions have released their 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Fulgham (per his agent). The move comes at a somewhat odd time. The Lions’ roster was 87 players prior to the move, and Detroit..." August 10

  • Darrell Bevell Outlines Bold Goal for Lions’ Kenny Golladay

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions currently have a player in Kenny Golladay who is near the top of the league already, but his coordinator wants him to be even better. Specifically, Darrell Bevell wants to see Golladay get himself to the level where he is thought of as one of the truly..." 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

  • Lions Trade Michael Jackson To Patriots

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions have agreed to trade Michael Jackson to the Patriots, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. In exchange, the Pats will send an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to Detroit. Jackson was initially set to be released, along with former first-round pick Joshua..." 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

  • Mike Daniels to visit Bengals, take physical

    Clutch Points "Mike Daniels is one of the notable defensive linemen still available in free agency, but that could change very soon. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Daniels is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals and will take a physical with the team. Daniels..." 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

  • Lions Cut Joshua Garnett

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions released former first-round pick Joshua Garnett on Sunday morning, per a club announcement. The Lions also dropped defensive back Michael Jackson, linebacker Christian Sam, defensive end Jonathan Wynn, and wide receivers Travis..." August 09

  • Lions Release Young Defensive Tackle From Roster

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions made a quick waiver claim a week ago by signing Daylon Mack following his release from the Baltimore Ravens, and they’ve made just as quick of a release. Late Friday, the team revealed they had elected to cut Mack from the roster. In the end,..." August 08

  • Rams place A’Shawn Robinson on non-football injury list

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams placed defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on the active/non-football injury list, the team announced Saturday. Robinson has an unspecified injury that occurred before the start of training camp. He can return at any time. " August 08

  • 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

  • Detroit Lions take TE T.J. Hockenson, 2 others off reserve/COVID-19 list

    Detroit Free Press "T.J. Hockenson is back. The Detroit Lions took Hockenson and two other players off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs all spent 10 days on the list. NFL protocol requires players to miss at least..." 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

  • NFL changes COVID-19 testing protocol following Matthew Stafford drama

    Sportsnaut "It’s going to be a process to make sure that the COVID-19 testing protocols around the NFL are up to snuff with the 2020 regular season slated to start in about a month. One of the biggest recent issues was the false-positive Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford received..." 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

  • 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

  • Jamie Collins suggests NFL players may try to opt out despite deadline passing

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL’s deadline for players to decide to opt out of the NFL season passed Thursday at 4 p.m. ET, but one player thinks that will prove meaningless as things progress. Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins believes players will still try to opt out depending on circumstances,..." 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

  • 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