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  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • New Orleans Saints sign wide receiver to reserve/future contract

    New Orleans Saints "The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Maurice Harris to a reserve/future contract, it was announced by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Harris, a three-year NFL veteran was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington in 2016..." January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Washington announces 16 additions to their coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "Washington filled the highest-profile spots on their coaching staff shortly after hiring Ron Rivera as their new head coach and they announced 16 more members of the staff on Tuesday. Some of the names have been reported in the past, including quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese and wide..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Redskins Promote Kyle Smith To VP Of Player Personnel

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins continue to shuffle their front office. Washington has promoted Kyle Smith to vice president of player personnel, per a team announcement. Smith, who served as the Redskins’ director of college personnel for the past three seasons, will assume the..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • Redskins reassign Doug Williams in front office; former personnel exec to report to Ron Rivera

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins shook up their staff after the 2019 season with the dismissal of longtime president Bruce Allen and head athletic trainer Larry Hess, but team legend Doug Williams is sticking around. A week after the team's hire of Ron Rivera as the new..." January 09

  • Redskins’ Trent Williams Sued After His Pit Bulls Brutally Killed A Neighbor’s Dog

    KHOU.com "A lawsuit has been filed against Washington Redskins star Trent Williams for the removal of his dogs from his Missouri City home.  This comes on the heels of the football player being cited following an investigation into an incident involving his dogs that left a..." January 09

  • Redskins parting ways with long-time salary cap guru Eric Schaffer

    Washington Times "The Washington Redskins are parting ways with senior vice president of football operations Eric Schaffer. Schaffer, the team’s leading contract negotiator, served as Bruce Allen’s No.2 over the past decade and had been with the Redskins since..." January 09

  • Eagles To Consider Jim Caldwell, Kevin O’Connell For OC Job?

    Pro Football Rumors "Searching for a new offensive coordinator for the second time in three years, the Eagles are likely to look outside the organization to replace Mike Groh. Candidates with disparate backgrounds are emerging. Former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and 2019..." January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Redskins’ Ron Rivera could look to steal Panthers GM

    Distinct Athlete "The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday made some major news by hiring former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. It’s one of the highest-profile hirings of the young winter. This comes mere months after general manager Marty Hurney and Co. surprisingly fired longtime head coach Ron..." January 08

  • Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

    NBC News "It's the battle of the billionaires. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump each plan to spend $10 million for advertisements during the telecast of next month's Super Bowl. Bloomberg locked down a 60-second spot, The New..." January 08

  • How much do coaches make? The truth is elusive

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the news that the Panthers will pay coach Matt Rhule $60 million over seven years (with incentives that can kick the total to $70 million), some have begun to rattle off the earnings of other coaches, by way of comparison. But there’s a problem with the numbers that..." January 08

  • Ron Rivera bringing several former Panthers assistants to Washington

    Yahoo! Sports "Ron Rivera is getting the band back together with the Washington Redskins. The new head coach of the D.C. football team is set to hire John Matsko as offensive line coach, Jim Hostler as wide receivers coach and Pete Hoener as tight ends coach, per Albert Breer of..." January 08

  • Redskins To Hire Scott Turner As OC

    NFL.com "Scott Turner's time as interim offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers has earned him a new opportuntity. The Washington Redskins are hiring Turner as their offensive coordinator, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday, per a source..." January 08

  • Rams, Browns To Consider Kevin O’Connell?

    Pro Football Rumors "Kevin O’Connell, in all likelihood, will be out of a job soon. The Redskins are poised to hire Scott Turner as their new offensive coordinator and O’Connell has been granted permission to speak with other teams about OC opportunities. Once the dust settles,..." January 08

  • Washington adds a new medical consultant

    Yahoo! Sports "The changes to the Washington organization in 2020 include the addition of a new medical consultant to the team’s training staff. Washington announced that Dr. Kevin Wilk will join the organization in that role. Wilk is the associate clinical director for Champion Sports..." January 07

  • The Rooney Rule (still) isn’t working

    NBC Sports "To say that the Rooney Rule isn’t working is to presume that it ever did. It never truly did, at least not in the way it was intended. Ideally, the rule requiring at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for every head-coaching vacancy will prompt owners to engage in a..." January 07

  • Ron Rivera won't commit to Dwayne Haskins as Redskins starter, issues challenge to quarterback

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins used a first-round pick on Dwayne Haskins last season, committing to him as the franchise quarterback with the investment. That was under different leadership under former executive vice president Bruce Allen and head coach Jay Gruden, the pairing..." January 07

  • Black Assistants Reportedly Growing Fed up With NFL as Head Coaching Snubs Continue

    12 Up "The odds of becoming a head coach in the NFL are small. The potential of doing so as an African-American leader of men is even more minuscule. This point's been proven time and time again, as the numbers continue to back up the very correct assertion that black coaches aren't..." January 07

  • Stephen A. Smith Rips NFL Teams For Lack Of Black Head Coaches

    Hot New Hip Hop "Stephen A. Smith has been very vocal about the things he dislikes in the world of sports. Today on First Take, Smith voiced his displeasure with what's been going on in terms of the NFL head coaching searches. So far, every team in need of a new coach has hired a white person and it..." January 07

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Jameis Winston Next Season

    Bleacher Report "While playoff teams like the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying the success of their franchise signal-callers, other organizations are desperately trying to find their own. This is why the upcoming free-agent class, highlighted by Tom Brady, Drew Brees,..." January 07

  • Redskins zeroing in on Scott Turner for OC job

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Tom Pelissero, the Redskins are zeroing in on former Panthers QB coach and interim OC Scott Turner to be their next offensive coordinator.  New Redskins HC Ron Rivera is quite familiar with Turner from their time together in Carolina and this..." January 07

  • How XFL rules will differ from NFL, including shootout-style overtime format

    USA Today "The ending of Sunday's wild-card game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prompted another wave of criticism for the NFL's overtime rules, which allowed the Vikings to win without New Orleans even touching the ball.  Roughly 48 hours later, the..." January 07

  • The NFL is on doorstep of new quarterback hierarchy

    New York Post "There was a passing of the torch in the NFL this weekend, an unexpected but significant occurrence that could usher the league into a new era of quarterbacks. A cynic might describe the transition as “out with old and in with the new.” But what’s evolving before our..." January 07

  • Owners Confident CBA Will Include 17-Game Season?

    Pro Football Rumors "The owners and the NFLPA are making “incremental” progress toward finalizing a collective bargaining agreement, and Mark Maske of the Washington Post notes the goal of the process being finalized by Super Bowl LIV remains attainable. While the revenue split..." January 06

  • Coin flips are no way to determine game winners, and NFL needs to change its overtime rules

    USA Today "Why not use one of those skills contests they do at the NFL scouting combine to break a tie? Or have each team designate a player for a speed round of rock, paper, scissors? Ooh, I know! Force offensive and defensive players to switch sides and see who can score. Silly as all of these..." January 06

  • Most Likely NFL Draft Landing Spots For Tua Tagovailoa

    The Big Lead "It's official: Tua Tagovailoa is no longer a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide and will enter the NFL draft, as he announced in a press conference on Monday. The talent he's shown is obvious to even us armchair general managers, but where exactly he'll be selected come April will..." January 06

  • Pat Shurmur hoping to get an offensive coordinator job

    New York Post "Pat Shurmur isn’t going into hiding. And he might not be going very far at all. Fired by the Giants last week, Shurmur prefers to jump right back into coaching and is expected to be sought after for an offensive coordinator position in 2020 rather than sit out a..." January 06

  • NFL Teams Shouldn't Hire Josh McDaniels as Their Head Coach This Offseason

    The Big Lead "For the first time in 10 years, the New England Patriots will not be playing in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. As the offseason arrives early in Foxborough, rumors about who might leave the organization after a disappointing year have already begun in earnest, most..." January 06

  • Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the..." January 06

  • Latest On Trent Williams, Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins have reached an agreement to hire Ryan Vermillion, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, as their head athletic trainer, and according to the Washington Post, a person familiar with the situation tells them that they intend to use the overhaul of their training staff as a key..." January 05

  • Report: Redskins to wait until after draft to hire GM

    The Score "The Washington Redskins intend to wait until after the NFL draft to hire a new head of football operations, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Redskins were on the verge of hiring former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith as president before naming Ron..." January 05

  • Redskins’ Ron Rivera to hire former linebackers coach from Carolina

    Clutch Points "Ron Rivera was hired by the Washington Redskins and is beginning to add familiar faces to his coaching staff. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rivera is going to hire his former linebackers coach from the Carolina Panthers. Rivera isn’t wasting any..." January 05

  • Latest On Redskins Staff, Washington Interested In Pat Shurmur For OC

    Pro Football Rumors "Ron Rivera became the first head coach hired this cycle when the Redskins brought him in, and he isn’t wasting anytime assembling his staff. Notably, Rivera is raiding his old Panthers coaching staff and bringing a bunch of guys with him. Panthers offensive line..." January 05

  • Ron Rivera spent several hours with Joe Gibbs before accepting Redskins job

    NBC Sports Washington "New Redskins head coach Ron Rivera certainly knows who to seek advice from. Before Rivera accepted the head coach position, he spent several hours with the most successful head coach in the franchise's history, Joe Gibbs.  "I took it upon myself to reach out to..." January 03