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  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire predicts big things for Christian McCaffrey in Joe Brady’s offense

    Pro Football Talk "Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 1,867 yards from scrimmage and 17 total touchdowns last season in Joe Brady’s LSU offense. It helped Edwards-Helaire’s draft stock, and it helped get Brady an NFL job. Brady followed Baylor coach Matt Rhule to Carolina as the..." February 27

  • J.K. Dobbins sees himself as a player like Christian McCaffrey

    Clutch Points "In the months leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, JK Dobbins has likely heard himself compared to multiple running backs in the NFL, but he sees himself in a different light. While making an appearance on Pro Football Talk Live, Dobbins likened himself to Carolina..." February 27

  • NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith confident players will approve CBA

    Yahoo! Sports "On Wednesday, some NFL stars expressed displeasure or downright outrage over the NFL’s proposed collective bargaining agreement. On Thursday, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said he didn’t mind those star players speaking..." February 27

  • Ryan Tannehill is Panthers’ true target

    Yardbarker "The Carolina Panthers are one of the biggest wild cards of the 2020 NFL offseason thanks to their situation with quarterback Cam Newton. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Panthers are planning on moving forward with Newton as..." February 27

  • Steelers’ Kevin Colbert endorses NFL Combine going to prime time

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The first workouts of the NFL Combine began Wednesday with the bench press inside the Indianapolis Convention Center. The fun stuff starts Thursday. For the first time, the workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium will be conducted in prime time, with NFL Network providing seven hours..." February 27

  • Panthers Pick Up 2020 Option on Offensive Lineman Chris Reed

    SI "Early Wednesday morning, the Carolina Panthers decided to pick up the 2020 option for offensive guard Chris Reed, per Field Yates of ESPN. The Panthers will owe him roughly $1.4 million and will add much needed depth among the offensive line.  February 27

  • NFL teams extremely encouraged by Tua Tagovailoa’s hip exams

    Larry Brown Sports "Tua Tagovailoa is on schedule to be cleared by doctors well before the NFL Draft, and teams that are looking for a quarterback have to be excited about the way the former Alabama star’s rehab has gone. Tagovailoa’s surgically-repaired hip was examined by multiple teams at..." February 26

  • Roger Goodell Could Be Losing Power in New NFL CBA

    12 Up "For all those NFL fans finding it difficult to embrace the league's proposals under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, well, this reported element of the deal might just make that task a shade easier. While answering the questions of fans on Twitter, ESPN insider..." February 26

  • NFL Players Association president Eric Winston: Players won't rush vote on collective bargaining agreement proposal

    USA Today High School Sports "The morning after the NFL Players Association's board of representatives met and voted 17-14 to approve the proposed collective bargaining agreement, a full player body vote likely won't happen this week, with a date still yet to be set. Discussions among the players..." February 26

  • Aaron Rodgers 'One of the Biggest Objectors' to NFL's Proposed CBA

    Sporting News "The NFL released a statement Thursday announcing owners have accepted terms for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The statement reads as follows: Following more than ten months of intensive and thorough negotiations, the NFL Players and clubs have..." February 26

  • Could NFL have a Monday night playoff game beginning next season?

    WEEI Boston "Part of the new NFL CBA proposed by the owners last week was expanding the playoffs.  An extra team would make the playoffs in each conference and then only the No. 1 seed would receive a bye, meaning there would be six total games on Wild Card Weekend. According to NBC..." February 26

  • NFLPA reps vote to send proposed CBA to full membership for approval

    NFL.com "The NFL Players Association board of representatives voted to send the collective bargaining agreement proposal approved last week by the NFL owners to its membership for a vote, NFLPA executive director George Atallah said in a tweet late Tuesday night. The development came..." February 26

  • NFL Won't Comment After CBA Meeting With NFLPA Wraps Up

    Sportsnaut "The NFL and NFLPA’s executive committee met for more than four hours in Indianapolis on Tuesday in an attempt to hash out the final details of an impending collective bargaining agreement. Said meeting came after NFL owners approved a new CBA agreement. It also came mere..." February 25

  • Replay review for pass interference currently lacks the votes to survive

    Pro Football Talk "Replay review for pass interference needs 24 votes to survive. Which likely means it’s not surviving. According to Judy Battista of the NFL, an annual postseason survey from the NFL Competition Committee resulted in 21 teams being against making the rule permanent and 17 teams..." February 25

  • Meeting Between NFLPA & League Underway

    Pro Football Rumors "A meeting between the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) representatives and owners has begun in Indianapolis, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. The owners recently approved a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which would add a seventh team to the playoffs in each..." February 25

  • Panthers ‘intrigued’ by 2021 NFL Draft’s quarterback class

    Sportsnaut "While the Carolina Panthers are prepared to move forward with Cam Newton as their starter next season, they are also thinking about the future. The Panthers have not only looked into trading up for the No. 1 overall pick this year, but they could also have their eye on next..." February 25

  • Panthers declining 2020 option on WR Jarius Wright

    USA Today "The Carolina Panthers continued to churn their roster Tuesday, opting to decline the 2020 option on wide receiver Jarius Wright, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Panthers had a deadline of March 17 to exercise the option. Wright was also set to receive a roster bonus of..." February 25

  • Matt Rhule encouraged by Cam Newton’s rehab

    The Spun "The Panthers appear to have a plan in place at the quarterback position. Carolina has reportedly made a decision on quarterback Cam Newton with the 2020 NFL Draft approaching. The plan, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, is to stick with the former No. 1 overall draft..." February 25

  • Alshon Jeffery landing spots: Five teams that could trade for Eagles receiver in 2020 free agency

    CBS Sports "Three years after cementing his Philadelphia legacy during the Eagles' Super Bowl run, Alshon Jeffery could be on the verge of a premature exit from the city. Injuries and on-field regression have mostly relegated the former Pro Bowler to pedestrian production since..." February 25

  • Panthers moving forward with Cam Newton as their QB

    The Score "The Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton look to be sticking together, at least for now. The Panthers are moving forward with the presumption that Newton will be their starting quarterback, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rapoport added, however, that "a lot can still..." February 25

  • Ravens open to trading Hayden Hurst; here are five potential landing spots

    CBS Sports "Less than two years after drafting him 25th overall, the Baltimore Ravens appear open to trading tight end Hayden Hurst, according to multiple reports, with a handful of teams already rumored to be after the South Carolina product. The Florida Times-Union's Eugene..." February 25

  • Panthers will make a push to acquire no. 1 pick

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to take Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft barring a godfather offer. It now appears increasingly likely that the Carolina Panthers might explore making that offer.  According to Pro Football Network’s..." February 24

  • Signs Point Toward Interconference Matchups For 17th Game

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL hasn’t provided the NFL Players Association with many/any details regarding how a 17th regular-season game would be implemented. On Monday, Packers CEO Mark Murphy shared one very important aspect of the extra game with Mark Maske of theWashington Post. Via Maske, Murphy..." February 24

  • Competition committee admits new PI rule was 'not great' in 2019

    The Score "The NFL's competition committee isn't thrilled with the results of the experimental rule to make pass interference reviewable. During the 2019 season, calls were largely left up to the officiating office in New York to handle, resulting in just 24 of 101 reviews being..." February 24

  • Greg Olsen reveals why he signed with Seahawks

    Clutch Points "The Seattle Seahawks made a splash when they verbally agreed to sign impending free agent tight end Greg Olsen. The 34-year-old three-time Pro-Bowler, who spent the past nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, will have a new home in the Pacific Northwest. Olsen had..." February 24

  • Landing Spots for Derek Carr if Raiders Choose to Trade Him

    The Big Lead "At 28 years old, Derek Carr is an enigma of a quarterback. While he has made three Pro Bowls (2015-2017) and thrown for over 4,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, he is still prone to rookie-like mistakes, such as in Week 14 this season against the Titans when he threw the ball away..." February 24

  • NFL player leadership divided on proposed CBA, could vote Wedneday

    The Score "NFL player leadership continues to be divided over the notion of a 17-game regular season ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposed new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Players were split into three categories when discussing the proposal,..." February 23

  • Coaches pushing for sky judge, league office is skeptical

    Pro Football Talk "As more and more calls get missed by the officials on the field even when they’re apparent to everyone watching on TV, the idea that the NFL should add a “sky judge” has grown more popular: If we can see on TV that the officials on the field missed something, why not have an..." February 23

  • Don't know Marlin Briscoe? Too bad. You owe him if you're an NFL fan

    USA Today "You owe Marlin Briscoe. Especially if you’re a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or that team in..." February 23

  • Report: NFL will let stadiums operate 'betting lounges,' still prohibiting actual gambling

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL will allow some of its stadiums to have betting lounges starting this season, a significant step as sports gambling continues to grow in popularity across the country, according to Sports Business Daily. There’s just one problem: The league won’t actually..." February 22

  • Impact of CTE doctor's tattered legacy is buried in the details

    The Score "A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published a detailed takedown of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist and neuropathologist widely credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the inspiration for the protagonist played by Will Smith in the 2015 film..." February 22

  • CBA Notes: Funding Rule, Marijuana, Fines

    Pro Football Rumors "The momentum toward a new CBA took a blow on Friday, but all hope is not lost, as the two sides have agreed to meet at the combine next week. As we await more word on where exactly the players union stands, here’s the latest on what was in the most recent..." February 22

  • NFLPA player representatives delay vote on collective bargaining agreement proposal

    USA Today "After a lengthy day of discussions, the NFL Players Association’s 32 player representatives elected not to vote Friday on the proposed collective bargaining agreement presented to them by team owners on Thursday.  According to a statement issued by the players'..." February 21

  • New CBA proposal won't make every team play internationally in 17th game, per report

    CBS Sports "The NFL owners approved a collective bargaining agreement proposal Thursday, a vote that is now in the hands of the players. The main topic of conversation regarding the new CBA is the addition of a 17th game to the schedule, the first time the league would expand the schedule since..." February 21

  • CBA vote will go to full NFLPA membership

    ESPN "A vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement will go to the full membership of the NFL Players Association, even if player reps vote not to recommend approval, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano on Friday. A simple majority of the membership would be required to approve..." February 21

  • CBA would hand most discipline decisions to neutral decision maker

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players who think Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much disciplinary power may be pleased by one portion of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that owners have approved and players will soon vote on. The union informed players today that part of the offer on the table is to..." February 20

  • Changing the NFL Playoff Format Is a Terrible Idea

    The Big Lead "Last night, Adam Schefter dropped a bombshell report that the NFL playoff field might be expanding under the new CBA. If an agreement is struck, the changes would be instituted this season. As with the proposal for a 17-game season, the main motivation behind such a change is more..." February 20

  • NFL ownership approves terms of potential new CBA

    NFL.com "NFL owners approved the terms of a potential new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, the league said in a statement following the owners' meeting in New York on Thursday. The statement read, "Following more than ten months of..." February 20

  • Teddy Bridgewater Not Biggest Name on NFL FA QB Market, but He Could Be the Best

    Bleacher Report "A 27-year-old quarterback with a 22-12 lifetime record as a starter will hit the free-agent market in one month. He's a potential savior for a team that needs a franchise quarterback but doesn't have the time to draft and groom one. This shouldn't just be the..." February 20

  • NFL teams could lose ability to use franchise tag this year

    Yardbarker "Reports that the NFL and NFLPA might be closing in on a new collective bargaining agreement came as a surprise earlier on Wednesday. Among the topics, the NFL is planning for a 17-game regular season and a new playoff format to start next season. However,..." February 20

  • Cam Newton posts cryptic message as divorce with Panthers looms

    Distinct Athlete "The Carolina Panthers are going to trade former NFL MVP Cam Newton at some point this offseason. The expectation is that a deal will be finalized shortly after the start of the new league year on March 18. Coming off a 2019 season that saw him miss all but two..." February 20

  • New CBA will complicate free agency for Cowboys, Titans, Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Good news for all teams, a new CBA quite possibly will be in place before the start of the 2020 league year. Bad news for a small handful of teams, a new CBA quite possibly will be in place before the start of the 2020 league year. If the new league year begins without a new labor..." February 20

  • Which teams can afford to wait for Tom Brady?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s one thing to subtly express interest in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady now, weeks before free agency opens. It’s quite another to pursue Brady once March 18 arrives and other quarterbacks get gobbled up by other teams while the #TommyVanityTour unfolds over the..." February 20

  • NFL’s playoff expansion plan is everything you can ask for

    New York Post "Sometimes more is too much; other times more is still not enough. Sometimes more is … just more. More NFL is inevitable because the NFL, for now, is king and royalty does not retain the throne by magnanimously decreasing all that’s stashed in the overflowing..." February 20

  • NFL world blasts proposed new playoff format

    Sportsnaut "It looks like ongoing talks between the NFL and NFLPA surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement are heating up.  One of the items included is an expansion of the regular season to 17 games. Meanwhile, it appears that both sides are in agreement to add a seventh team..." February 19

  • 3 Biggest Issues With Proposed New NFL Playoff Format

    12 Up "The NFL has decided for no reason to mess with perfection and attempt to change the playoff format in the newest CBA to allow a seventh team to enter the mix. Expanding the playoffs from 12, a perfect number of teams to admit from a group of 32, makes little sense at face..." February 19

  • Cam Newton, Panthers headed for 'breakup' that's coming "gradually & then suddenly"

    Total Pro Sports "It’s becoming increasingly clear that Cam Newton played his final game for the Carolina Panthers in 2019 and it seems the two sides are on the verge of a split. Charlotte Observer reporter Scott Fowler quoted Ernest Hemingway in writing the 2015 MVP and the Panthers split..." February 19

  • NFL making major changes to playoffs in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Major changes are coming to the NFL playoff format under the proposed new CBA. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is set to expand the playoffs to seven teams in each conference, reducing the first-round byes from two teams to one and essentially adding an extra Wild..." February 19

  • Owners, players could vote on new CBA by end of week

    The Score "NFL owners and NFL Players Association representatives could vote on the proposed new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by the end of the week, reports Dan Graziano of ESPN. All 32 owners are scheduled to attend a meeting Thursday in New York City, while the NFLPA reps have a..." February 19

  • Teams interested in Cam Newton can give him a pre-March 18 physical

    Yahoo! Sports "Trades can’t be finalized before March 18. Which means that any team interested in trading for, say, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have to choose between trading for Newton and signing one of the various available free agents before those available free agents..." February 19