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  • 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

  • Tom Brady is open to new home in free agency

    ESPN "Tom Brady is currently operating under the belief that he will enter free agency to play somewhere other than New England next season, a sentiment the quarterback has shared with others, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. While Brady has his eyes very clearly on free..." February 27

  • Tom Brady’s odds of returning to Patriots ‘not looking good’

    Boston Herald "The Patriots have yet to contact Tom Brady’s camp about renegotiating his contract and the odds of a reunion are “not looking good,” according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The two remaining years on Brady’s deal are set to void on March 18. He..." 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

  • New York Giants named as potential Tom Brady suitor

    Pro Football Talk "We’ve heard several teams mentioned as potential suitors for soon-to-be free agent quarterback Tom Brady, but we hadn’t heard the Giants, until now. Michael Giardi of NFL Network reported that the Giants have been named by sources at the Scouting Combine as a..." 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

  • NFL Nearing End of Investigation into Patriots' Videotaping Incident

    WEEI Boston " It has been several months since the Patriots' videotaping incident during the Bengals-Browns game the week before the Bengals hosted the Patriots. Members of the Patriots video production team illegally shot the Bengals' sideline and field, but it was for a..." 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

  • Chargers can’t get away from Tom Brady questions

    Pro Football Talk "There are plenty of questions about the Chargers going into the season. But at the moment, that one in particular seems to be getting asked most often. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco knows that speculation about soon-to-be free agent quarterback Tom Brady has..." 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 "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

  • Antonio Brown Calls Out Former Agent On Twitter

    The Spun "Earlier this year, NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus terminated his contract with former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. Rosenhaus penned a letter to the NFLPA saying he would like to work with Brown, but won’t do so until Brown seeks counsel. The..." February 25

  • 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

  • John Elway hopes Tom Brady stays with the Patriots

    Providence Journal "Coaches in the AFC – especially in the AFC East – might be salivating at the thought of Tom Brady leaving the Patriots. The upcoming free agent has been the talk of the NFL offseason so far. Although we won’t get any Brady answers until March, that hasn’t..." 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

  • Coach Bruce Arians indicates Bucs would prefer Tom Brady over Jameis Winston

    Larry Brown Sports "Bruce Arians is prepared to enter the 2020 season with Jameis Winston as his starting quarterback, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach admits that he will explore other options before trying to bring Winston back. As many expected, Tom Brady will be one of those options. The Bucs can..." February 25

  • Tom Brady 'Deeply Affected' By Kobe Bryant's Death, 'So Many Tears'

    TMZ "Tom Brady says Kobe Bryant's death has kept him up at night and brought him to "so many tears" -- and now he's opening up about why the "real superhero" meant so much to him. TB12 didn't just love Kobe as an athlete -- but he respected him as..." February 25

  • Patriots interview potential first-round QBs Jordan Love and Jake Fromm at NFL combine

    Mass Live "The Patriots have been talking to a pair of quarterbacks that could be available when they pick No. 23 overall in April’s draft. At the NFL combine on Tuesday morning, Jordan Love and Jake Fromm both confirmed they’ve already spoken with New England. February 25

  • Patriots, Tom Brady’s agent to meet in Indianapolis

    Boston Herald "While there have been some conversations between the Patriots and Tom Brady, and or his agent, Don Yee, there hasn’t been anything substantive with respect to a new contract for the Patriots quarterback. That might change this week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,..." 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

  • 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

  • Retired Patriots assistant on way to Indianapolis again

    Pro Football Talk "Longtime Patriots assistant coach Dante Scarnecchia announced in January he was retiring. But he’s still doing some things for the organization. " 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

  • Patriots reportedly exploring trade for Ravens TE Hayden Hurst

    WEEI Boston "It was clear at the end of last season, the Patriots needed to address the tight end position this offseason. Given the lack of options via the draft and not an outstanding free agent class, the team may have to get creative and add one in a trade. According to..." 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

  • Tom Brady wants two-year commitment from Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady may care more about his supporting cast in 2020 than he does about the total dollar amount the New England Patriots are willing to give him, but that’s not to say the contract itself means nothing to him. At the very least, Brady may want the Patriots to show him they believe he..." February 24

  • 3 likely teams to pursue Tom Brady include the Buccaneers

    Clutch Points "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again find themselves posing the question: is former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston really the franchise quarterback? Winston led the NFL in passing yards (5,109) and also threw 33 touchdown passes, but he threw 30 interceptions, the highest..." February 23

  • 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

  • Tom Brady Should Demand to Be Highest-Paid Player in NFL History or Retire

    12 Up "Tom Brady is one of the greatest players in NFL history. Yet, he has never been paid like the absolute best at his position and that is just plain wrong. Quarterbacks like Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garoppolo all have higher annual salaries than Brady's $23..." February 21

  • Could Tom Brady Leaving Patriots Tarnish His Legacy? David Ortiz Weighs In

    NESN "From one New England sports icon to another, David Ortiz feels for Tom Brady. While most probably are tired of the Brady-free agency speculation, reports, Hulu commercials and ominous social media posts, Ortiz can understand what Brady is going through. And although he shared his..." February 21

  • 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

  • Here's an NFL Quarterback Carousel That Makes Sense

    The Big Lead "NFL free agency seems like it's going to be crazier than usual this year because there are so many starting quarterbacks who could be changing teams this offseason. Guys who have been played their entire careers for one franchise could be headed elsewhere for one reason or another. What if..." February 21

  • With NFL labor strife possible, will Patriots owner Robert Kraft have to save football again?

    Boston "The veiled (and not-so-veiled) shots have already started to fly between the NFL players and owners over the proposed collective bargaining agreement. And while there’s a long time between now and any sort of hardcore deadline, the maneuvering that’s taken place this week regarding..." 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

  • Titans Reportedly Favorites for Tom Brady, As They Should Be

    The Big Lead "ESPN NFL reporter Jeff Darlington named the Tennessee Titans as the favorites to land Tom Brady on Adam Schefter's podcast earlier this week. According to Darlington, the Titans are followed by Las Vegas and New England. Schefter, speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, noted..." February 21

  • Patrick Chung on Tom Brady uncertainty: “It’s just something we can’t control”

    NESN "New England Patriots safeties Patrick Chung and Nate Ebner addressed a small group of reporters Wednesday night at Paddy O’s bar near Fanueil Hall. Naturally, as has been the case with nearly every conversation involving the Patriots these last few months, the topic of Tom..." February 20

  • 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 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