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  • NFL season won't start without salary cap agreement between players, league

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is still planning to forge ahead with the 2020 regular season starting on Sept. 10 between the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Whether this is a likelihood amid the ongoing pandemic remains to be seen. A lot of it will depend on how the United..." June 02

  • Trent Williams: I know importance of having good QB, Jimmy Garoppolo is one

    NBC Sports Washington "Trent Williams has been named to seven Pro Bowls, but hasn’t exactly played with a lot of championship-caliber quarterbacks. Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins were the closest thing Williams got to consistent quarterback play during his nine seasons in Washington. The 49ers..." June 02

  • Ron Rivera: Terry McLaurin’s been a treat

    247 Sports "Hired Jan. 1, Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has been getting acclimated to his new team for the past five months. Among the players that he has gotten to know, second-year wide receiver Terry McLaurin came to mind. In an interview Friday on..." June 01

  • What if NFL players return to kneeling at games in 2020 season?

    Yahoo! Sports "Nearly four years ago Colin Kaepernick began sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in 2016...." June 01

  • Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

    Pro Football Talk "At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond..." June 01

  • Jason Whitlock Out at Fox Sports

    The Wrap "After four years, Jason Whitlock is out at Fox Sports 1 as co-host of “Speak for Yourself.” Whitlock was not on the air on Monday and had been removed from the channel guide. Whitlock’s contract expired over the weekend. " June 01

  • Undrafted rookies seeking NFL tryouts face uncertain futures "Ju'an Williams' phone hasn't rung. In any other year, the former University of New Haven wide receiver might already have earned an NFL contract and would be preparing to compete for a roster spot this summer. Instead, he's just preparing for a phone call that might..." June 01

  • Ron Rivera reacts to Cam Newton remaining unsigned

    Larry Brown Sports "Up until last season, Ron Rivera was the only coach Cam Newton had played for in the NFL. The two know each other well and helped make each other successful with the Carolina Panthers. Rivera, now the coach of the Washington Redskins, thinks that injury concerns are the reason Newton..." June 01

  • Top five most explosive NFL offenses in 2020

    Sportsnaut "As NFL coaches with young quarterbacks dream up schemes to confound opposing defenses, fans are the biggest beneficiaries. Big plays. Touchdowns galore. Electric playmakers. The age of explosive NFL offenses is here, and the 2020 season is loaded with potential for even..." June 01

  • Here are the 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "June is here and NFL free agency was already a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good players available to NFL teams looking for late offseason upgrades. Multiple Pro Bowlers are still available as free agents, whether they were cut for cap reasons or simply..." June 01

  • The NFL’s Post-June 1 Cuts, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL teams will often use contract bonuses as a way to spread out a cap hit that might otherwise be exorbitant. For example, if a player’s four-year deal includes a $8MM signing bonus, that money can be paid immediately but spread out over four years for cap purposes. This way, the..." June 01

  • Advertisers face tough decisions on buying NFL commercial time

    Pro Football Talk "As a season of uncertainty approaches, advertisers are being leery about the prospect of buying commercial time on NFL broadcasts. Anthony Crupi of Sports Business Journal takes a close look at the situation, which is requiring decisions to be made despite so many variables that..." June 01

  • Dwayne Haskins Looks Like He's in Great Shape

    12 Up "On a Washington Redskins team that had little going for it, quarterback Dwayne Haskins took his lumps as a rookie. Having learned from that, the former first-rounder has worked himself to the point of exhaustion this offseason in the pursuit of getting better. Haskins was filmed..." May 31

  • EA Sports Delays First Look at Madden NFL 2021 to Help 'Drive Change'

    The Big Lead "EA Sports has decided to delay a first look at Madden NFL 2021 that was planned for Monday. The company elected to hold off in the wake of the protests around the country over the killing of George Floyd. EA released a statement explaining the decision and saying the company would..." May 31

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Scapegoat of the Last Decade

    Bleacher Report "If the NFL is the ultimate team sport and football games are never won or lost on a single play, then no one player or coach should ever bear the brunt of a fanbase's ire after a defeat. If only things were that simple. It's often difficult for sports fans to take a..." May 31

  • 5 NFL rookies set to make the biggest impact in 2020

    Sportsnaut "We’re now several weeks removed from the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s about time to look back at the annual event and forecast who might make the biggest impact this coming season.  A certain defender in the nation’s capital is joined by a stud linebacker in the Arizona..." May 31

  • Players Coalition pleads for police to be 'courageous,' accountable

    The Score "The NFL's Players Coalition is calling on law enforcement to be more accountable following the recent deaths of George Floyd and other African-Americans. "To the many, many good law enforcement officers, we need you now more than ever," the group wrote Saturday in a..." May 31

  • Roger Goodell Releases Statement On The Murder Of George Floyd, Nationwide Protests

    Sportsnaut "Players around the NFL have stepped up to provide a voice in the aftermath of the senseless murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday. While a certain owner has spoken up, the NFL remained quiet until Saturday afternoon. Commissioner Roger..." May 30

  • Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

    Pro Football Talk "As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts..." May 30

  • Jack Del Rio: Sky’s the limit on what Chase Young can do in Washington

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio says rookie pass rusher Chase Young has infinite potential. Young, the second overall pick who was viewed by many as the most talented football player in this year’s draft, has Del Rio licking his chops about how his..." May 30

  • Poll Asks; Should NFL Change Onside Kick?

    Pro Football Rumors "More support for a rule change that would significantly diminish the onside kick’s impact on the game emerged this week. The NFL discussed a proposal that would give teams the opportunity to attempt 15-yard conversions to keep the ball, rather than try onside kicks. Although the league..." May 30

  • Examining potential destinations for free agent QB Cam Newton

    New York Post "Amid an odd NFL offseason where Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Roger Goodell announced draft picks slumped over in a chair in his basement, one storyline remains unsolved: the continued unemployment of Cam Newton. Despite also-ran quarterbacks such as Case..." May 29

  • John Parry: Referee may need nudge to seek input from replay assistant

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s planned preseason “Sky Judge” experiment is designed to avoid invading the purview of the referee. Indeed, the process of consulting with the replay assistant doesn’t even begin unless and until the referee initiates it. So how will the referee even..." May 29

  • “Sky Judge” experiment won’t involve pass interference calls and non-calls

    Yahoo! Sports "A year after being burned by the unintended consequences (and ill-defined standards) of extending replay review to pass interference, the NFL hopes to avoid a similar outcome when it comes to an alternative device for preventing another Rams-Saints NFC Championship debacle. And so the..." May 29

  • Twelve players set to thrive after missing time in '19 "By this point in the offseason, you've heard plenty about the big-ticket free-agent signings and enticing draft choices spicing up the 2020 picture for teams across the NFL. But don't overlook another category of players whose presence on the field can make a major difference: those who..." May 29

  • Could fourth-and-15 be a bargaining chip for the next TV deals?

    Pro Football Talk "The adoption of the fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick may be a matter of when not if. And the “when” could be tied directly to a broader business move the NFL will soon be making. As Big Cat mentioned on Friday’s PFT Live, it’s possible that the..." May 29

  • NFL continues to misunderstand the data and analytics by tabling onside kick rule change proposal

    CBS Sports "Last year the Denver Broncos became the first NFL team to formally propose the idea of an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 attempt. The proposal obviously didn't pass, but Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie thought about it --..." May 29

  • Jack Del Rio has to balance his pass-rush options

    NBC Sports Washington "When scanning the Redskins roster from top to bottom, there's one position group that stands out above the rest: the defensive front. In each of the last four drafts, Washington has used a first-rounder on a member of that unit: Jonathan Allen 17th overall in 2017, Daron Payne..." May 28

  • John Madden advises against artificial crowd noise for games without fans

    Pro Football Talk "The best football broadcaster that the NFL has seen has provided some advice to the best football broadcast producer that the NFL has ever seen: Don’t use fake crowd noise. Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli shared with Daniel Kaplan of" May 28

  • Trent Williams claims he was ready to return to the Redskins last season

    Clutch Points "Former Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams held out at the start of the 2019 season, partially because he still fumed over the team’s misdiagnosis of a cancerous growth on the top of his head. However, Williams said he might have returned to the team..." May 28

  • Roger Goodell 'Hopeful' NFL Coaches Can Return to Facilities by Next Week

    Bleacher Report "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Thursday he's hopeful coaches can return to team facilities as early as next week. However, Goodell added the league is extending the virtual offseason for another two weeks. The plan remains for the regular season..." May 28

  • Can football avoid baseball’s labor problems in the pandemic?

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is determined to play this year. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith recently provided a far less certain assessment, pegging his confidence regarding a 2020 season at a “six, seven” on a scale of 10. Coupled with a tweet from NFLPA..." May 28

  • NFL To Allow 3 Players To Return From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "On Thursday, NFL owners voted to allow three players to return from injured reserve each season, as Tom Pelissero of tweets. Previously, teams were capped at two IR-DTR spots each. The rule change makes plenty of sense given the current climate. And, once things go back..." May 28

  • NFL tables fourth-and-15 onside kick alternative proposal "A vote on a proposal to provide a fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick will have to wait for another day. The league tabled the proposal during Thursday's virtual meeting, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. " May 28

  • Inside the Two-Year Process That Could Finally Lead to a SkyJudge for the 2020 NFL Season

    SI "The seminal moment in the development of a coach-driven SkyJudge proposal happened in a conference room at the Indiana Convention Center on a cold February day. The group, made up of the coaches subcommittee and the NFL’s competition committee, had retiring referee Walt Anderson,..." May 28

  • NFL approves preseason trial of expanded replay official role

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL didn’t move forward with votes to add a new booth official to crews for the 2020 season, but they will experiment with a tweaked role for existing replay officials in the preseason. League owners approved a preseason trial for the proposal made by the Competition..." May 28

  • Trent Williams reworked deal with 49ers to get some upfront money

    49ers Webzone "The San Francisco 49ers will have a decision to make next offseason surrounding offensive tackle Trent Willams, whom the team traded for during April's draft. He is playing on the final year of his deal and is scheduled to make about $12.5 million in 2020. If the offensive lineman plays..." May 28

  • EA maintains exclusive Madden NFL license in multiyear renewal

    Polygon "Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL series will remain the only game in town for a while longer, when it comes to simulation football video games. The company announced Thursday that it has agreed to “multi-year” renewals of its exclusive licensing agreements with the NFL and NFL..." May 28

  • Redskins Tweeted Absolutely Nothing and Fans Quickly Let Them Have It

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "What have the Redskins done for their fans lately? The answer came from the team’s own Twitter account Wednesday afternoon. " May 28

  • NFL teams are 0-104 when needing an onside kick in last two years

    Pro Football Talk "Since the NFL changed its kickoff rules two years ago and made recovering an onside kick more difficult, no team has won a game when it needed to recover an onside kick. According to Michael Lopez, director of data and analytics for the NFL, teams are 0-104 in the last two..." May 28

  • NFL, NFLPA to have ‘difficult’ discussion about ‘sharing the pain’ of lost revenue

    Sportsnaut "Pro sports won’t be the same this year. That’s something that MLB is having to wrestle with in a big way right now. And the NFL is next. Revenue is being lost in a big way already. And with the expectation that fans may have to either not attend games or attend..." May 28

  • NFL closes loophole allowing teams to kill clock with dead-ball penalties

    Yahoo! Sports "NFL owners approved a handful of rules changes during Thursday’s meeting, including one that will close a loophole that allowed teams to run chunks of time off the clock by intentionally committing dead ball fouls. The Patriots purposely committed fouls to run time before..." May 28

  • NFL closes loophole allowing teams to kill clock with dead-ball penalties

    Pro Football Talk "NFL owners approved a handful of rules changes during Thursday’s meeting, including one that will close a loophole that allowed teams to run chunks of time off the clock by intentionally committing dead ball fouls. The Patriots purposely committed fouls to run time before..." May 28

  • Nick Sundberg thinks NFL should be cautious, follow MLB and NHL's lead in preparing for 2020 season

    NBC Sports Washington "As the NFL continues to work toward creating a plan that allows the 2020 season to start in a safe and effective way amid the coronavirus pandemic, numerous players, coaches and league officials are tasked with brainstorming the best possible solution. Among them is Washington Redskins long..." May 28

  • NFL could use flat cap in 2021 due to revenue hit this season from coronavirus

    Sportsnaut "As MLB finds itself amid a labor dispute preventing the start of the 2020 season, the NFL remains on track to hold its season this fall. However, while there might be an NFL season, the league is already preparing for a significant hit to its revenue that could force the NFL to use a..." May 28

  • NFL pushes back against perception that fourth-and-15 is a precursor to killing the kickoff

    Pro Football Talk "When Commissioner Roger Goodell first floated the concept of a fourth-and-15 alternative in a Time profile from 2012, it was mentioned as a potential replacement to the kickoff. As the NFL closes in on adopting the fourth-and-15 play as an alternative to the onside kick, the NFL wants..." May 28

  • 5 best moves of the NFL offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL offseason is largely behind us now that the NFL Draft has concluded. Free agency is essentially over, and while there will be a few more moves here and there, the bulk of the big ones are probably over until training camp. That means we can start to look back at what has happened in the..." May 28

  • DeMaurice Smith On Likelihood Of 2020 Season

    Mass Live "The NFL has largely projected confidence about starting its season on time and with fans in the arena despite the coronavirus pandemic, but NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith wasn’t as certain in a recent interview with Bryant Gumble on HBO. Smith, who went to the..." May 28

  • Redskins OC Scott Turner reveals Adrian Peterson’s role on offense

    Clutch Points "Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner has made clear that Adrain Peterson is going to have some sort of role for the 2020 season. Speaking to the media about the offensive outlook for the 2020 season, Turner said he has great respect for what the future Hall of..." May 27

  • Colin Keapernick's message remains

    Yahoo! Sports "The weariness is evident on Duane Brown’s face. Over the past several years, Brown has not held his tongue on certain topics: he has at turns kneeled, raised his fist and remained off the field during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, and in 2017, a week..." May 27