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  • Johnny Hekker named NFC special teams player of the week

    SI "The NFL announced that Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker was named NFC special teams player of the week on Wednesday. Hekker placed all five of his punts against the Chicago Bears inside the 10-yard line in his team’s 24-10 victory on Monday. " October 28

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

  • Terrell Burgess will miss rest of season with broken ankle

    Deseret News "Former Utah safety Terrell Burgess will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after suffering an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Rams’ 24-10 win against the Chicago Bears on Monday night, the team announced on Tuesday.   " October 28

  • Terrell Burgess carted off for Rams after ankle injury

    USA Today "Terrell Burgess was having the best game of his young career on Monday night, but unfortunately, it was cut short due to injury. He was carted off the field in the fourth quarter after suffering a left leg injury. The trainers put his leg in an air cast and took him straight to the..." October 27

  • Sean McVay gives game ball to “phenomenal” Johnny Hekker

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s not often that a punter could legitimately be described as a game’s most valuable player, but Johnny Hekker has a case for it after his Rams beat the Bears on Monday night. Hekker averaged 44.2 yards per punt and, incredibly, landed all five of his punts..." 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

  • Rams Release K Sam Sloman

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Rams announced Tuesday they have waived rookie K Sam Sloman. Los Angeles had just taken Sloman in the seventh round of this past year’s draft. But the rookie has struggled and the team already has his replacement, Kai Forbath, on the active..." October 27

  • 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

  • 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

  • Robert Woods wants “to get it done in the air,” but will do whatever’s asked

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams said farewell to Todd Gurley in the offseason and signed two wide receivers to big extensions, which may have led some to think that the team would be throwing the ball more often this season. It’s been the opposite through the first six weeks of the season...." October 22

  • Defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson begins practicing with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson was designated to return from the non-football injury list by the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday. Robinson was placed on the injured list prior to the start of training camp due to an unspecified injury. He can now practice with the team..." October 22

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rams sign K Kai Forbath off Bears practice squad

    USA Today "Fans have been calling for the Rams to make a change at kicker with Samuel Sloman missing three PATs and two field goals in six games, and they could be on the verge of doing so. The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed kicker Kai Forbath off the Bears’ practice squad,..." October 20

  • Dez Bryant Says Cowboys Could Have Drafted Jalen Ramsey & Derrick Henry; Says It Wasn’t Shot At Ezekiel Elliott

    Black Sports Online "Dez Bryant is a wide receiver and free agent who decided to post a series of Tweets pertaining to the Dallas Cowboys offense. On Monday, Ezekiel Elliot fumbled the ball twice in the first half which set off a trend in media during the Cowboys game against the Arizona Cardinals. Bryant..." October 20

  • Kyle Shanahan 'impressed' with 49ers' win over Rams after getting 'embarrassed' last week

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers followed their worst performance of the season with their best. A week ago, the Niners were coming off a humiliating 43-17 beatdown at the hands of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins. Jimmy Garoppolo was benched, the..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rams showcase Jalen Ramsey’s versatility, see him as LeBron James-type player

    SI "Asked how the Los Angeles Rams use Pro Bowl corner Jalen Ramsey differently this season, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the difference is noticeable on film study for the week. “Yeah, he’s not just a corner,” Shanahan said. “They play him all..." October 16

  • 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. NFL.com'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

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • Jared Goff’s GF Christen Harper Drops Her Sexy Audition Tape To Land Job With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

    Total Pro Sports "Christen Harper wants to live out a dream she has always had. The extremely attractive girlfriend of Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff took to Instagram on Wednesday and dropped an audition video to get on with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. " October 15

  • Aaron Donald is the NFC defensive player of the week

    USA Today "Aaron Donald has gotten to the point where he’s so dominant on a week-to-week basis that we almost forget how remarkably better he is than just about every other defensive player. We got a good reminder of his greatness on Sunday in Washington when Donald racked up four sacks and a forced..." October 14