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  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 reasons Cam Newton does not make sense for Ron Rivera and Washington

    Sportsnaut "There have been rumors circulating recently about how the New England Patriots consider the Washington Football Team a threat to sign Cam Newton. It makes all the sense in the world. Newton is showing the world he is still a high-caliber quarterback after signing a one-year..." October 21

  • 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

  • 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

  • Josh McDaniels: I need to do a good job of getting Julian Edelman going

    Boston Herald "Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows how vital Julian Edelman is to the Patriots offense. The spark plug receiver, who has always been a vital chain mover, has struggled of late, due in part to a bum knee that’s kept him limited in practices. He..." October 21

  • Vic Fangio talks up Malik Reed after two sacks of Cam Newton " A season ago, the Broncos rebounded from an 0-4 start to win two consecutive games. Following victories over the Chargers and Titans, Denver entered a prime-time home game against the Chiefs with a chance to pull within a game of Kansas City in the division and boost its record..." October 20

  • Patriots brace for diverse 49ers running game

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are reeling. The 49ers were reeling. When the two teams meet this weekend, the 49ers will be running. Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows what’s coming, and he offered up from praise for the San Francisco ground game on Tuesday. “Yeah, they get..." October 20

  • Should Patriots Trade For Bengals’ John Ross With Wideout Wanting ‘Fresh Start’?

    NESN "Help at wide receiver should be at or near the top of the New England Patriots’ priority list as the NFL trade deadline approaches. One potential option: Cincinnati Bengals wideout John Ross. The lightning-fast Ross was drafted ninth overall in 2017 but has played..." October 20

  • Bill Belichick talked about the decision to trade Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017

    Boston "With the Patriots set to play the 49ers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m., it’s been another opportunity to revisit an impactful quarterback roster decision. The Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo — a New England second-round pick in 2014 — to the 49ers in 2017 for..." 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

  • Bill Belichick: We all know Jimmy Garoppolo is a good player

    WEEI Boston "For the first time in his career, Bill Belichick will coach against Jimmy Garoppolo, the QB he traded to San Fransisco in 2017, as the 49ers will come to Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. Belichick was asked about Garoppolo during his appearance on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday..." October 20

  • Patriots in unfamiliar territory at 2-3 and in third place in the AFC East

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots aren’t accustomed to being where they are right now. After Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, the Patriots are 2-3 and in third place in the AFC East, behind both the Bills and the Dolphins. This is the first time they’ve had a losing record in October or..." October 19

  • 5 most-likely Odell Beckham Jr. trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is once again not a happy camper following the team’s blowout Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It has now led to more rumors regarding a potential trade ahead of the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline. After winning four..." October 19

  • Bill Belichick says 49ers TE George Kittle 'as good as anybody'

    ESPN " New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has coached against his share of elite tight ends in a professional career that began in 1975. But when Belichick looks at the San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle, he sees one who stands with -- or above -- the best of..." October 19

  • Stephon Gilmore’s wife takes shot at refs over controversial call

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots didn’t do a whole lot right in their loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but there was one flag in the second half that they may not have deserved. The penalty was called on Stephon Gilmore in the end zone, and the All-Pro cornerback’s wife clearly thought..." October 19

  • Patriots' Cam Newton: 'There's No Need to Press the Panic Button'

    SI "The Patriots dropped to a losing record in October for the first time since 2002, but quarterback Cam Newton isn't sounding the alarm. "There's no need to press the panic button. There's no need to start reinventing the wheel. We have the answers in that locker..." 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

  • Antonio Brown can return in two weeks

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL in 2020 quickly has become divided into haves and have nots. One of the haves could soon have a pretty good receiver on the roster. Antonio Brown will be eligible to practice and play in only two weeks. Punished with an eight-game suspension for multiple..." October 19

  • Rex Ryan roasts Cam Newton, Patriots offense: 'It looks like a disaster'

    WEEI Boston "Rex Ryan is never afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to the Patriots. The former coach and current NFL analyst didn't hold back Monday morning on ESPN's "Get Up" when asked about Cam Newton and the Patriots offense following the 18-12 loss to the..." October 19

  • Patriots’ Julian Edelman to play vs Broncos

    Clutch Points "Good news for New England Patriots fans: wide receiver Julian Edelman will play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Edelman has been dealing with a knee injury that has limited him in practice throughout the season, including this week. The veteran wideout has..." October 18

  • Patriots’ loss breaks this unbelievable 18-year-old streak

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, meaning one of the league’s most impressive streaks has come to an end. During their broadcast of the game, CBS flashed a remarkable stat: the Patriots have not had a losing record in October or later since..." October 18

  • Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played in a game for the first time since Week Three on Sunday and he said the “time off showed” after an 18-12 loss to the Broncos. Newton ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while going 17-of-25 for 157 yards and two interceptions..." October 18

  • Bill Belichick indicates coronavirus restrictions hurt Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots played their worst game of the season on Sunday, and it hardly seems like a coincidence that it came after they lost practice time due to positive coronavirus tests. While he has never been one to make excuses, Bill Belichick clearly feels the situation negatively..." October 18

  • 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

  • Patriots place RB Sony Michel, G Shaq Mason, DE Derek Rivers on reserve/COVID list "The New England Patriots are placing running back Sony Michel?, guard Shaq Mason and defensive end Derek Rivers on the reserve/COVID-19 list, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday. Pelissero also noted that the NFL's new "high..." October 17

  • 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

  • Patriots reopen facility, still plan to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "A day after the Patriots closed their facility because of a positive COVID-19 test, the team reopened it today. Normal Saturday preparations are on and the Patriots’ Sunday game against the Broncos remains on schedule, according to Field Yates of ESPN. " October 17

  • Julian Edelman among four players questionable vs. Broncos

    Boston "Defensive lineman Adam Butler (shoulder), receiver Julian Edelman (knee), guard Shaq Mason (calf), and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (calf) are questionable for the Patriots’ game against the Broncos. All four players have been questionable for games with those same injuries in..." October 16

  • Rob Ninkovich shared a humorous Bill Belichick anecdote about facing Aaron Rodgers

    Boston "This weekend, the Patriots are scheduled to be back on the field following an impromptu week due to multiple positive tests for COVID-19. New England faces the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Rob Ninkovich’s Bill Belichick anecdote: On a segment of..." 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

  • Patriots cancel Friday practice after more COVID-19 issues

    The Score "The New England Patriots are canceling practice Friday after one player tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss and Field Yates. The Patriots, who encountered COVID-19 issues throughout the last two weeks, are awaiting confirmation on one other..." October 16

  • Patriots Place C James Ferentz On Reserve/COVID-19 List

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Patriots are placing C James Ferentz on the COVID-19 list Friday.  A Patriots player tested positive earlier in the day, which led to the team shutting down practice. Turns out it was Ferentz. The expectation is..." 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

  • N’Keal Harry described the Patriots’ last couple weeks as ‘real unusual’

    Boston "Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry said it’s been “real unusual” conducting meetings and looking at film before and after practice from home as opposed to at the team’s facility. Harry said the Patriots are currently in the facility for weightlifting,..." October 15

  • Bill Belichick Explains How COVID Protocols Could Effect NFL Trade Deadline

    NESN "There are some obvious positions of need on the New England Patriots’ roster, and the trade deadline is less than three weeks away. Pulling off a deal could be more difficult than it was in the past, however, and that was foreshadowed at the end of the summer when..." October 15

  • Stephon Gilmore Returns To Practice

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots are set to have both Cam Newton and their top defender back Sunday when they host the Broncos. Stephon Gilmore was back at Pats practice Thursday, having returned from his stay on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Newton and Gilmore each tested..." October 15

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL.'s Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15