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  • NFL planning 20% seating capacity at Super Bowl LV

    The Score "The NFL is planning for 20% seating capacity at Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay on Feb. 7, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Fans will be placed in pods 6 feet apart from others and masks will be required in the stands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. " October 28

  • NFL says it has plan if player tests positive for coronavirus during game

    Larry Brown Sports "Tuesday night’s situation at the World Series involving Justin Turner has led some to wonder how other sports would handle a similar situation. Turner was removed from Game 6 after seven innings after testing positive for COVID-19. Despite this, he defied isolation orders..." October 28

  • NFL-NFLPA: 90 percent of active players registered to vote "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Wednesday that 90 percent of active players are now registered to vote and several teams have reported 100 percent player registrations. The announcement came less than a week before the Nov. 3 Election Day and was a part of a broader..." October 28

  • Panthers designate Christian McCaffrey for return

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Carolina Panthers officially designated RB Christian McCaffrey to return from injured reserve on Monday.  This opens a three-week window of time for the Panthers to activate him from injured reserve and add him to their 53-man roster.   " October 27

  • Russell Okung, Zach Kerr out of Tuesday’s practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers remained without starting left tackle Russell Okung at Tuesday’s practice. He has a calf injury. The Panthers did get starting right guard John Miller back to practice on a limited basis. Miller missed Sunday’s loss to the Saints as well as..." October 27

  • Panthers Release CB Eli Apple

    Pro Football Rumors "Eli Apple‘s hamstring trouble only allowed him to play in two games with the Panthers. They released the former top-10 pick Tuesday. Apple began the season on IR and aggravated the hamstring malady upon debuting in Week 4. After making his second return in Week 7 against the..." October 27

  • Eric Reid declines Washington's practice-squad offer "Washington may have to look elsewhere to help fill the void created by Landon Collins‘ season-ending injury. A Ron Rivera–Eric Reid reunion is on hold for the time being. The free agent safety said, via Rob Maadi of the Associated Press, that he declined an offer..." October 27

  • NFL confirms eight positive coronavirus results among players in latest testing round

    Yardbarker "The NFL and NFL Players Association confirmed in a Tuesday joint statement that players returned eight positive coronavirus results in the league's latest round of testing between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.  Additionally, the league reported 11 positive COVID-19 test..." October 27

  • Blockbuster Deals That Would Blow Up The NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "When it comes to massive deals and player movement, it feels like the NFL is only just getting started.  Antonio Brown recently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after all.  With the Nov. 3 trade deadline approaching, Brown's return to pair with..." October 27

  • Teams that should be sellers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching, with all 32 teams having until Nov. 3 to strike deals that can improve their rosters or add draft picks that can help build for the future. As we look ahead to the deadline, several teams could be busy over the next week. As we..." October 27

  • Washington could sign Eric Reid

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Football Team safety Landon Collins will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn Achilles during Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. That has left the team looking for help in its defensive backfield, and Eric Reid is one option to replace..." October 27

  • Packers set to add wide receiver Seth Roberts

    Heavy "The Green Bay Packers are finally bringing in another veteran wide receiver. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers are adding former Carolina Panthers wideout Seth Roberts with the intent to initially sign him to the practice squad. The 29-year-old..." October 27

  • Panthers' Christian McCaffrey a 'Long Shot' for Falcons Game with Injury

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is considered a "long shot" to play Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, though the Panthers "haven't ruled him out and he's pushing to play...." October 26

  • Christian McCaffrey has a good chance to return Thursday

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers may be ready to get their star running back on the field again. Panthers coach Matt Rhule opened the door to Christian McCaffrey returning Thursday after missing the previous five games with a high ankle sprain. Rhule added that the decision is ultimately up to..." October 26

  • Panthers release WR Seth Roberts "The Panthers on Monday released wide receiver Seth Roberts. Roberts played in all seven of Carolina's games this season, making four receptions for 31 yards. He was used in a reserve role on offense, playing a season-high 41 percent of snaps in Sunday's loss to New Orleans...." October 26

  • Panthers Cut CB Josh Hawkins Days After Being Spotted Dancing In Public

    Total Pro Sports "Josh Hawkins is without a job this week, and it appears it is all his fault. The Carolina Panthers practice squad player seen dancing in a crowded restaurant without a mask this weekend, and by the time Monday came around, he would be jobless. The Panthers announced Monday..." October 26

  • The Ideal Trade Target for Each NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "Tuesday marks the league's trade deadline, and while the NFL doesn't feature the mayhem of the NBA or MLB, there could still be quite a few players swapping helmets before then. The trade deadline is a big deal for varying reasons. As we've already seen with the..." October 26

  • Three QB trade targets the Cowboys should consider

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys' 2020 season has gotten worse by the week, and Sunday was no exception with quarterback Andy Dalton -- who was already filling in for Pro Bowl starter Dak Prescott -- exiting a 25-3 loss with a concussion. Coach Mike McCarthy has already scolded..." October 26

  • Carolina Panthers put CB Rasul Douglas on COVID-19 list; K Joey Slye back

    ESPN "The Carolina Panthers on Friday placed starting cornerback Rasul Douglas on the COVID-19 reserve list, ruling him out for Sunday's game at New Orleans. The Panthers removed kicker Joey Slye and backup left tackle Trent Scott from the..." October 23

  • NFL reminds teams that rescheduled games could lead to sanctions

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL already has had an unprecedented number of rescheduled games. The NFL hopes that won’t continue. In a memo sent to all teams on Friday by NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent, the league pointed out that it has “made more in-season scheduling..." October 23

  • Potential Landing Spots for John Ross After Bengals WR Requests Trade

    Bleacher Report "John Ross III wants out of Cincinnati. The Bengals wide receiver is discontented with his lack of snaps and made that clear via his agent, Brad Cicala, as the NFL Network's Mike Garofalo reported Tuesday, two weeks before the Nov. 3 trade deadline. While the..." October 23

  • Did NFL Teams Miss and Let DK Metcalf Fall in the Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Picture this: a college football athlete with a frame loaded with muscle mass, standing 6'3" and weighing 228 pounds. His length, strength and aggressiveness on the field stand out every time you watch him play in a powerhouse conference. Not only does he dominate on..." October 22

  • Christian McCaffrey’s Model GF Olivia Culpo Has Butt Exposed During Unfortunate Wardrobe Malfunction

    Total Pro Sports "The Carolina Panthers have now played four games without star running back Christian McCaffrey and have went 3-1 in those games. Although McCaffrey could return for next Thursday’s game vs the Falcons, he isn’t too broken up about being out as he gets to spend more time..." October 22

  • Five moves that could save the Cowboys season

    CBS Sports "Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. Right now, the Dallas Cowboys are dying as they sit at 2-4 on the season and are just two failed comebacks from being 0-6, their 2020 woes fueled largely by a slate of injuries that include Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, La'El Collins, Joe..." October 22

  • 2020 NFL Trade Deadline: Potential matches teams that need a boost should be exploring

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline in the NFL, even in the best of times, is a tricky proposition. The league is still slow to embrace the process, in general, owners tend to be stuck in their ways and the groupthink about how difficult it is to integrate a new player into such complex and nuanced systems..." October 22

  • NFL teams going for two more than ever before

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches are getting more gutsy about going for two. Two-point conversions are up this year, with 58 attempts through 92 games putting the league on pace to have a total of 161 two-point conversion attempts this season. Last season there were 113 two-point conversion attempts..." October 22

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 7

    Bleacher Report "Injuries continue to pile up around the NFL, with Philadelphia Eagles star tight end Zach Ertz the latest to suffer a long-term ailment. Injuries often prompt contenders to make moves ahead of the trade deadline, while irrelevance often leads rebuilding teams to do the same...." October 21

  • Panthers put Joey Slye, Trent Scott on COVID-19 list "The Panthers have placed kicker Joey Slye and offensive lineman Trent Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Players may be placed on the list for either a positive test or being in close contact with another individual who has tested positive. Teams may not disclose..." October 21

  • Panthers reopen facility after 2nd day without positive test

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers will reopen their team facility Wednesday after a second straight day without returning a positive COVID-19 test, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. As a result, Carolina's game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints is on track to be played..." October 21

  • Why COVID-19 team bubbles would make sense for the NFL during the playoffs

    USA Today "Are playoff bubbles coming to the NFL? “The league is running the numbers,” a high-ranking team executive told USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity, referring to financial factors associated with secluding teams as a potential measure in dealing with the..." October 21

  • NFL Backups Who Can Break Out in Season's 2nd Half

    Bleacher Report "It feels like the NFL is on the cusp of a second-half takeover from a wave of backups.  This might be no better personified than by Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who finally hit the field in Week 6, making him the last of the big..." October 21

  • Saints, New Orleans mayor reach agreement for fans inside Superdome for home games

    WDSU "The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on allowing fans inside the Superdome beginning for this weekend. The New Orleans Saints play the Carolina Panthers Sunday at noon. New Orleans Saints Senior Vice President of..." October 20

  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Panthers signing Sean Chandler off Giants practice squad

    Cat Scratch Reader "The Carolina Panthers have signed safety Sean Chandler off of the New York Giants practice squad, proving that players can comes this way, too. Before signing with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Chandler spent three of..." October 20

  • Panthers working remotely after 1 unconfirmed positive test

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers closed their facilities Monday and are working remotely following one unconfirmed positive COVID-19 test. "Out of an abundance of caution, players, coaches, and staff will work virtually today and Tuesday," the team said in a statement..." October 19

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • Panthers Send Players And Coaches Home After Positive COVID-19 Test

    Pro Football Rumors "There could be a new COVID-19 case in the league. The Panthers announced Monday that they had sent all players, coaches, and staff home for the day following an unconfirmed positive test. " October 19

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals 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..." October 17

  • Panthers place Tyler Larsen on reserve/COVID-19 list, Yetur Gross-Matos on reserve/injured list "The Panthers on Friday placed offensive lineman ?Tyler Larsen? on the reserve/COVID-19 list and defensive end ?Yetur Gross-Matos? on the reserve/injured list with a high ankle sprain. Larsen has played sparingly on special teams this season, including five snaps against the Falcons on..." October 16

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson no longer just a deep threat "Robby Anderson is more than just a one-trick-pony. Count the Carolina Panthers receiver as the latest in a line of players to get a post-Adam Gase boost to his career. Through five games, Anderson has proven he's more than just a deep threat. "I know he's..." October 16

  • Matt Rhule says Teddy Bridgewater has elite intelligence

    Pro Football Talk "Teddy Bridgewater may not be the NFL’s most impressive quarterback physically, but with the Panthers on a three-game winning streak, coach Matt Rhule says Bridgewater is one of the most impressive quarterbacks he’s seen mentally. Rhule praised Bridgewater for his..." October 16