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  • NFL Teams That Should Already Be Looking Ahead to the 2021 Draft

    Bleacher Report "We're only three weeks into the 2020 NFL season, but there are already a handful of teams that might as well pack it up and starting preparing for 2021. The 2021 NFL draft should feature several potential franchise players, including guys like Clemson's Trevor..." October 01

  • Some NFL owners send mixed messages with political support for Donald Trump

    USA Today "Maybe you’ve noticed the not-so-subliminal messages the NFL has imprinted in end zones: It Takes All Of Us. End Racism. What a noble cause, NFL. Colin Kaepernick is still blackballed (and joined this season by his silent-protesting pal, Eric Reid) but the..." October 01

  • Ravens sign CB Marlon Humphrey to 5-year contract extension worth $97.5M

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Baltimore Ravens on Thursday signed CB Marlon Humphrey to a five-year extension, which keeps the All-Pro under contract through the 2026 season. "Marlon is the type of player we want in Baltimore," Ravens executive vice president and general manager Eric DeCosta stated...." October 01

  • NFLPA president calls for all teams to use grass fields

    SI "NFLPA president JC Tretter is calling on NFL franchises to change all of their field surfaces to natural grass. In an open letter shared Wednesday on the NFLPA's website, Tretter, who is also the starting center on the Cleveland Browns, wrote that "The unforgiving nature..." September 30

  • John Harbaugh weighs in on the NFL’s mask-wearing policy

    Clutch Points "It is no secret that coaches struggled to keep up with the league’s mask-wearing policy to begin the 2020 NFL season. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was the latest culprit after he was seen deliberately taking off his covering to yell at a referee for his tripping..." September 30

  • Bill O’Brien on Earl Thomas: We’ll see how it goes moving forward

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach and general manager Bill O'Brien explained why the team canceled seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas' scheduled workout, citing concerns about the COVID-19 situation around the league. O'Brien was noncommittal on whether the Texans will revisit anything..." September 30

  • NFL issues strong warning to coaches who won't wear masks on sideline

    ESPN "The NFL has issued another strong warning to coaches who won't wear masks on the sideline during games, threatening suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks as punishment for failing to comply with COVID-19 game-day protocols, according to a league memo obtained Wednesday by ESPN's..." September 30

  • D.J. Fluker Beefs Up Security After Ex-GF's Kidnapping Arrest

    TMZ "NFL lineman D.J. Fluker has brought in extra security to keep both himself and his daughter safe from the child's mother after she was arrested for kidnapping, TMZ Sports has learned. We're told the Baltimore Ravens lineman has been working with the team to..." September 30

  • Jerry Jones: I’m aware Earl Thomas is out there

    Heavy "Well, this is interesting timing. Minutes after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke in detail about Earl Thomas, the Houston Texans put on hold “for the time being” Tuesday’s visit with the free-agent Pro Bowl safety, ESPN’s Josina Anderson..." September 30

  • Nine NFL teams poised for playoff breakthrough in 2020, including two that haven't gone in more than a decade

    USA Today "Parity has long been one of the NFL's calling cards and a major reason it continues a runaway as the country's most popular sports league. Sure, it's been largely dominated by the New England Patriots for the past two decades, but rarely has the greatest dynasty in..." September 30

  • Holding penalties plummet by 59 percent, leading to a spike in scoring

    Pro Football Talk "It’s becoming clear and obvious that the NFL’s focus on clear and obvious penalties is clearly and obviously aimed at one thing: Increasing scoring and in turn the excitement generated by NFL games in 2020. Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com takes a closer look at the..." September 30

  • Lamar Jackson admits Chiefs are Ravens' 'kryptonite'

    The Score "Lamar Jackson owns a career record of 21-4, and three of those losses have come against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Baltimore Ravens' latest defeat came Monday night, as the Chiefs rolled to a 34-20 victory with Jackson limited to 97 passing yards and 83 rushing..." September 29

  • John Harbaugh: Chiefs are a better football team than us, obviously

    ESPN "Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens stumbled against the Kansas City Chiefs once again, losing 34-20 on Monday Night Football in a game that ended their 14-game regular-season winning streak and left them feeling stripped of their cape. Asked how..." September 29

  • Agents say Earl Thomas remains in play for Texans

    Yahoo! Sports "The Texans are interested in safety Earl Thomas. Unless they’re not. Unless they are. In the wake of a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that the Texans have moved on from pursuing Thomas because it’s not a good fit, his agents say..." September 29

  • Texans Cancel Workout With Earl Thomas, Will Not Pursue Signing Him

    Battle Red Blog "The halcyon days of yesterday, where it appeared your Houston Texans were on the verge of signing Earl Thomas III, are over. Today, in the harsh light of Tuesday, word from multiple reporters is that the Texans have canceled their planned workout of the..." September 29

  • Colts to host veteran safety Tony Jefferson

    Yardbarker "Tony Jefferson will have a chance to show he is ready to return to NFL action. The veteran safety is headed to Indianapolis for a Colts visit, veteran NFL reporter Josina Anderson tweets. The former Cardinals and Ravens defender suffered a torn ACL nearly a year ago...." September 29

  • Broncos 'top' NFL in injured reserve payroll

    Yardbarker "The Denver Broncos will enter October at 0-3 and without multiple lineup mainstays healthy and available. They do, however, lead the NFL in one dubious category.  As Mike Klis of 9News pointed out, Denver has the highest payroll for players on injured reserve among all..." September 29

  • D.J. Fluker Claims Ex-GF Kidnapped Their Daughter, Woman Arrested

    Yahoo! Sports "The partner of Ravens offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was arrested last week and is facing kidnapping charges, according to the Baltimore Sun.  Kimberly Davis, who is reportedly in a long-term relationship with Fluker, was having a supervised visit with their..." September 29

  • The Lamar Jackson-Patrick Mahomes rivalry isn't one yet

    ESPN "Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are many things -- quarterbacks, playmakers, artists and friends. But right now, one thing they are most certainly not is rivals. Mahomes is too good to have a rival. He proved Monday night that he is playing a different game than..." September 29

  • Earl Thomas likely to sign with Texans

    TSN "Former Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas is in Houston and his signing with the Texans is more likely than not, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Thomas has to pass a COVID-19 test before he signs with the Texans, Schefter added. " September 28

  • John Harbaugh Looking at Fine After Screaming at a Ref Without a Mask

    The Big Lead "John Harbaugh was shown screaming at an official on the sidelines during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefsand Baltimore Ravens. Any other year, this is no big deal, but in 2020, Harbaugh is about to get a sizable fine because he didn't..." September 28

  • Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes makes NFL history in game vs. Ravens

    Yardbarker "Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has already broken multiple NFL records in just over two seasons as a starter since Kansas City made him a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The reigning Super Bowl MVP added to that during Monday night’s game against..." September 28

  • Colin Cowherd Lays Out The Six Teams Who Are Actually Real SB Contenders

    Total Pro Sports "It’s not about how you start, but how you finish. Teams that are hot to start the season eventually end up cooling off and either limp into the postseason, or don’t qualify at all. Then you have the actual contenders you know for a fact that are going to be there..." September 28

  • How many fireworks will Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson provide Monday?

    The Score "Two of the NFL's best quarterbacks face off Monday when Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (-3.5, 53.5) host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Here's what could be in store for the two former MVPs. Ravens..." September 28

  • Forward-thinking moves paying off through Week 3

    NFL.com "The seeds for some of Week 3's biggest stories were planted this offseason, back when it was unclear if there would even be a season. In this week's Debrief, I'm going to focus on some of the early decisions that got us here: The Bills wouldn't have won..." September 28

  • Adam Gase and other NFL head coaches who should be fired

    Sportsnaut "Sunday’s Week 3 NFL action included some dud performances from teams who earned playoff spots a season ago. That includes the Houston Texans being unable to rebound from a two-game losing streak to start the season. They dropped a close contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over..." September 28

  • Chiefs' Tyreek Hill says he'd lose to Ravens' Lamar Jackson in a race

    TMZ "Shocking admission from Tyreek Hill ... the Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro says he would flat-out LOSE in a race against Lamar Jackson!!! The wide receiver made the revelation to TMZ Sports this week ... saying the Baltimore Ravens QB is just that damn..." September 28

  • How Chiefs tried to prepare for Ravens’ Lamar Jackson in practice

    Clutch Points "The Kansas City Chiefs will be tasked with slowing down Lamar Jackson on Monday night and they are pulling out all stops to make sure their defense is prepared. With Jackson causing headaches for opposing defensive coordinators, the Chiefs had Jordan Ta’amu play..." September 27

  • Robert Griffin III Gets Insane Full Leg Sleeve Tattoo

    TMZ "What happens when you combine the powers of The Hulk and Goku?!? You get a sick leg sleeve tattoo!!! At least, that's the case for Robert Griffin III ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the Baltimore Ravens quarterback just got the heroes inked on..." September 27

  • NFL Week 4 schedule and game-by-game predictions

    Sportsnaut "The NFL Week 4 schedule starts with the injury-plagued Denver Broncos heading to Jersey to take on the Saquon Barkley-less Giants. It concludes with a pretty lopsided matchup between the Green Bay Packers and a struggling Atlanta Falcons team.  In between, the Minnesota Vikings..." September 27

  • Warren Moon: Start Franchise With Patrick Mahomes Over Lamar Miller

    TMZ "With the first pick in the fake NFL franchise draft ... Warren Moon tells TMZ Sports he'd take Patrick Mahomes over Lamar Jackson!!! ... but, the Hall of Famer says it ain't an easy decision!!! Mahomes and Jackson are set to square..." September 27

  • Who will be next must-see player to emerge in NFL?

    USA Today "The Week 3 edition of "Monday Night Football" will feature one of the most anticipated matchups of the NFL season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens boast not only two of the most well-rounded rosters in the league, but also the last two MVPs: quarterbacks Patrick..." September 27

  • NFL revises stadium sound rules, allows teams to crank up the volume on fake crowd noise

    CBS Sports "Two weeks into a season largely without in-person fans, the NFL has changed its stadium audio policy, allowing teams to crank up the volume on fake crowd noise beginning in Week 3. As NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday, the league has informed clubs that any stadium..." September 26

  • Lamar Jackson needs to beat Patrick Mahomes to make it a rivalry

    Arrowhead Pride "They’re different players, Mahomes the ultimate arm, Jackson a unique and dynamic playmaker. But each has won a league MVP award and plays for a sound, forward-thinking organization that knows how to build a winner around a top quarterback. Mahomes has already won a Super..." September 26

  • Steve Smith Shares Harrowing Story Of Shift At Taco Bell Saving Him From Being Shot

    Total Pro Sports "Steve Smith Sr. is the eighth-leading receiver in NFL history and easily one of the toughest guys to ever grace a football field. However, without a job that he had at Taco Bell in his youth, the two-time All-Pro may have never gotten a chance to star for the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore..." September 26

  • Ravens trying out limited fan capacity with family of players attending

    Clutch Points "The Baltimore Ravens will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on “Monday Night Football” in Week 3 and there will be a small crowd of fans in attendance. To possibly prepare for fans filling M&T Bank Stadium later this season, Baltimore will host family..." September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation

    NFL.com "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Ravens DC says Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes 'underpaid' even if $1B

    ESPN "Patrick Mahomes signed the highest-valued contract in American professional sports in July when he struck a 10-year, $450 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale, who faces Mahomes on Monday..." September 25

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh calls stopping Patrick Mahomes 'a big challenge'

    The Score "The reigning NFL MVP will take on the reigning Super Bowl MVP when the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs clash Monday night in arguably the marquee matchup of the season so far. Patrick Mahomes already possesses two regular-season wins over Lamar..." September 24

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens’ defense is different than last time we played the Chiefs

    USA Today "Arguably the best matchup of the 2020 season is upon us as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 on “Monday Night Football.” True to its prime time billing, this matchup features a whole load of top players on both sides of the ball. Some of which the Ravens..." September 24

  • Marcus Peters recalls practicing against the “amazing” rookie Patrick Mahomes

    Pro Football Talk "When Patrick Mahomes was a rookie, no one knew how great a quarterback he would become. But Marcus Peters had a pretty good idea. Peters, the Ravens cornerback who will play against Mahomes on Monday night, was on the 2017 Chiefs when Mahomes spent the season..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    NFL.com "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22