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  • Negotiations continue on revised CBA

    Pro Football Talk "No deal is done until it’s done, and the deal between the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding the parameters for pro football in a pandemic still isn’t done. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, negotiations continue regarding the precise language of the..." August 02

  • Could ESPN broadcast future Super Bowl?

    Sportsnaut "ESPN has reportedly chosen its Monday Night Football broadcast team for the 2020 NFL season. Now, the network could be setting its sights on the Super Bowl. After striking out on top free-agent talent Peyton Manning and Tony Romo earlier this offseason, ESPN tabbed..." August 02

  • NFL teams concerned players are exploiting opt-out rule

    Larry Brown Sports "While the NFL took steps to prevent the opt-out rule from being exploited by players in 2020, there are concerns around the league that some players and agents have found a way to do it anyway. On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the league is looking to..." August 02

  • Alex Smith 'looked good' during multiple days of on-field workouts

    NBC Sports Washington "Just a little more than a week after getting medically cleared by his own surgical team sources tell NBC Sports Washington that Alex Smith impressed during on-field workouts for the Washington Football Team.  Smith broke his tibia and fibula in November 2018 and..." August 02

  • NFL expected to move up opt-out deadline

    The Score "NFL players who are still undecided on whether they'll play during the COVID-19 pandemic might be running out of time to mull over their choice. The league is expected to move up the deadline for players to opt out of the coming season to Tuesday or Wednesday, ESPN's Adam..." August 02

  • Every NFL Team's Secret Weapon for 2020

    Bleacher Report "It's surprisingly easy for quality NFL players to go unnoticed. Because of the fact that many fans root for teams and not individuals, only the league's biggest stars are on most of their radars. Those stars aren't the only ones responsible for success, though...." August 02

  • Deal “likely” today on revised CBA

    Pro Football Talk "Eight days ago, the NFL and the NFL Players Association hammered out an agreement for the parameters and protocols of pro football in a pandemic. Today, it’s expected that the agreement will be formally signed by both sides. Per multiple sources, the deal was expected to be done..." August 01

  • Antonio Brown accepts suspension, won’t appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Earlier Friday, the NFL announced it has suspended Brown for eight games for multiple violations of the..." July 31

  • NFL, NFL Referees Association are still negotiating opt-out procedures

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have worked through most if any all of the issues associated with pro football in a pandemic, with a signed agreement coming. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have not. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL continues to..." July 31

  • Electronic whistles will be available to officials in 2020

    Yahoo! Sports "The coronavirus spreads through the expulsion of droplets from the nose and mouth. Blowing into a whistle entails, duh, expelling droplets from the mouth. Thus, the NFL has an optional replacement for the whistle this year. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, officials will..." July 31

  • ESPN Reportedly Decides On “Monday Night Football” Broadcasting Team

    The Spun "ESPN has reportedly made a final decision on who will be in the booth for Monday Night Football when the 2020 NFL season kicks off. After a failed experiment with Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore in the booth, the Worldwide Leader needed a new team. Following a months-long search,..." July 31

  • Mike Golic campaigned to do ‘Monday Night Football,’ made awesome badges

    Larry Brown Sports "Before Mike Golic became one half of the famous “Mike & Mike” show two decades ago, he wanted a job working in the broadcast booth for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” He and his family wanted it so badly, in fact, that they made campaign badges and..." July 31

  • Ken Zampese on Alex Smith: “He is fantastic”

    Yahoo! Sports "As Washington quarterback Alex Smith prepares to return to practice nearly two years after an injury and ensuing infection that was supposed to end his career, Washington quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese has addressed the dynamics associated with Smith’s potential return to..." July 31

  • 30 players have opted out of the season; everything you need to know

    Arrowhead Pride "As you know, Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first NFL player to decide not to play the 2020 season under the opt-out provisions established by the league and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) as a result of the..." July 31

  • NFL chief medical officer “cautiously optimistic” about 2020 season

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s chief medical officer believes the league has the right plan in place to play a full season during a pandemic, even as he acknowledges that won’t be easy. Dr. Allen Sills said the virus may be with us throughout the 2020 NFL season, but the league has protocols..." July 31

  • 2K, NFLPA Strike Deal To Feature Current NFL Players In Multiple Video Games

    Total Pro Sports "Exclusive rights to NFL simulation video games belong to EA Sports through at least 2025 thanks to a vote from league owners this offseason, however, that doesn’t mean current NFL players won’t be featured in other games in the near future. 2K announced Thursday an..." July 30

  • Biggest Snubs From the NFL Top 100 Players List

    The Big Lead "Folks, a list was posted, and I am upset about it. Players around the NFL ranked who they believe are the Top 100 players in the league. It is unclear how seriously they take this exercise, but omissions were made, and I will use this platform to express my displeasure over..." July 30

  • How in the world is the NFL going to pull this off?

    The Score "The COVID-19 outbreak that clobbered baseball's Miami Marlins, which forced MLB to scramble to rework its schedule, is a window into the chaos that potentially awaits the NFL as training camps open this week. The NFL and its players' union hammered out a variety of..." July 30

  • Lamar Jackson Ranks No. 1 in NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2020

    Bleacher Report "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has assumed the top spot on the annual NFL Top 100 list after NFL Network revealed the final 10 choices Wednesday. The reigning NFL MVP did not make the player-selected 2019 list. He stepped into his team's starting role midway through..." July 30

  • NFLPA approves all 32 teams' COVID-19 plans

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL Players Association approved all 32 teams’ Infectious Disease Emergency Response (IDER) plans on Wednesday, a source told Yahoo Sports, clearing the runway for every team to officially get their training camp for 2020 off the ground.  The IDER plans, which have been..." July 29

  • Still no signed agreement revising the CBA

    Pro Football Talk "Five days ago, the NFL and the NFL Players Association struck a deal on a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement, aimed at addressing various issues relevant to pro football in a pandemic. The formal agreement, however, has still not been signed. So what’s the holdup? As one..." July 29

  • If the NFL wanted a bubble for each division, which 8 cities would make the most sense?

    Clutch Points "Could the NFL possibly operate in a bubble?  It seems pretty far-fetched for the league to emulate the “bubble” scenario that has become quite popular among North American sports leagues like the NHL, MLS and NBA. The NFL has a much, much larger roster in addition to..." July 29

  • NFL season could hinge on new layer of self-discipline amid coronavirus pandemic

    USA Today "Personal responsibility looms as perhaps the ultimate X-factor as the bulk of NFL teams open training camps this week in preparation for a season unlike any other. With COVID-19 spreading, there are protocols and checkpoints. Daily testing and the ubiquitous presence of hand..." July 29

  • NFL Players Have Until Tuesday, Or Later, To Opt Out

    Pro Football Rumors "The deadline for players to opt out of the 2020 season will fall no earlier than Tuesday, Aug. 4, multiple sources tell Mike Florio of PFT. The deadline could also fall later, depending on how fast the NFL and the NFLPA complete their paperwork. The NFL and the NFLPA..." July 29

  • Adrian Peterson Concerned About COVID 'But Work Is Work'

    TMZ ""Of course [COVID-19] is always a concern, but work is work. We gotta do what we gotta do." That's NFL star Adrian Peterson admitting the looming threat of coronavirus is definitely on his mind ... but so is a paycheck. The NFL has seen over a dozen..." July 29

  • Washington offers refund or 2021 credit to season ticket holders

    NBC Washington "The Washington Football Team is giving its season ticket holders the choice of either a full refund in 2020 or the option to defer to the 2021 season and receive an account credit due to COVID-19 concerns, the club announced in a release on Tuesday. Season ticket holders received..." July 28

  • Multiple coaches, GMs believe NFL season amid pandemic is ‘dead wrong’

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL season is less than two months away, with teams now preparing for training camp and another exciting year of football. However, as the league continues moving forward, there is more concern than ever about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Kansas City Chiefs..." July 28

  • Will initial wave of opt outs prompt more opt outs?

    Pro Football Talk "As of Monday morning, it wasn’t clear whether Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif would be an aberration or the start of a trend. Now, more than 10 additional players have opted out. So how many more will choose to not play this year? More..." July 28

  • The NFL hoped to learn from baseball’s COVID-19 mistakes. The troubling lessons began quickly.

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball was the canary in the coal mine. If something was capable of going sideways for a league operating without a bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic, baseball would send a warning to the NFL. Football executives didn’t expect it to come so soon..." July 28

  • Ron Rivera: If Alex Smith passes physical, he’s part of the equation

    Washington Post "As Alex Smith inches closer to a return to football, Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has opened the door to him joining the team’s quarterback competition when ready. “We got a bit of good news that he passed the physical as far as his doctors were concerned..." July 28

  • NFL Helmet Tributes to Include Full Names of Police Brutality Victims

    TMZ "When, and if, the NFL returns ... THIS is what many of the players' helmets will look like -- names like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor emblazoned on the back. TMZ Sports obtained a few of the mocked-up images the league plans to release shortly ......" July 28

  • NFL is now on notice after MLB coronavirus outbreak

    New York Post "The best-laid plans of mice and Roger Goodell’s men better get better. The Marlins/MLB outbreak/crisis should serve as a stark reminder that: No bubble, big trouble. The NBA, WNBA, and NHL, have had mostly early success wrapping their teams in a..." July 28

  • Alex Smith to begin camp on PUP list

    The Score "Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list as he makes his way back from a severe leg injury, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. Smith revealed..." July 27

  • NFL commissioner sends letter to fans explaining plans for season

    Kiro 7 "Conceding that the 2020 season will “not look like other years,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to fans detailing the league’s plans to play during the coronavirus pandemic. NFL veterans began reporting to training camps this week. In his letter,..." July 27

  • NFL Plans to Include Social Justice Messages in End Zone Borders for Week 1

    Bleacher Report "The NFL will continue the fight against systemic racism during Week 1 of the 2020 season with a number of measures, including the messages "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism" stenciled in the end zone borders. Jason Reid of ESPN's The..." July 27

  • NFL's Dana Stubblefield Found Guilty of Rape, Faces Life in Prison

    TMZ "Ex-NFL star Dana Stubblefield was just found guilty of raping a mentally disabled woman stemming from a 2015 incident ... and now he faces up to life in prison. 49-year-old Stubblefield was first arrested back in May 2016 after officials say the former 49ers superstar raped..." July 27

  • Derrius Guice tweets that he’s been cleared for 2020

    Draftkings Nation "Washington running back Derrius Guice tweeted on Monday he has been cleared for 2020. Guice missed 11 games last season due to multiple knee injuries. He tore his meniscus in Week 1, and after returning from injured reserve, sprained his MCL and missed the final three..." July 27

  • Six players put on NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list

    Yardbarker "Some players won't be appearing at training camp this week for various reasons, and six players have been placed on the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list in lieu of that, according to ESPN.  The six players are Cleveland Browns running back Dontrell Hilliard, Dallas..." July 27

  • Giants’ CB DeAndre Baker, Seahawks’ CB Quinton Dunbar placed on Commissioner’s Exempt list

    SI "Only a week ago, reports surfaced that Quinton Dunbar "would be welcome" to report to Seahawks training camp. But it remained unclear whether or not the veteran cornerback would be allowed to participate after being charged with a violent crime. It's safe to say that..." July 27

  • NFLPA has approved 20 teams’ COVID-19 plans, still reviewing 12 "The NFLPA continues to move toward approving Infectious Disease Emergency Response plans for all 32 teams as clubs prepare to open training camps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The player's union announced it has approved IDER plans for 20 of the 32 teams as of..." July 27

  • Who else will opt out for 2020?

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday night, not long after the NFL and NFL Players Association finalized their agreement for pro football in a pandemic, Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif exercised his right to opt out of the 2020 season. Who else will join him? Some think that, eventually, the..." July 27

  • Keenan Allen calls out Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and all AFC West receivers over NFL top 100 players ranking

    Yahoo! Sports "Being named the 77th best football player in the entire NFL is a pretty cool deal. It means you’re comfortably among the top 100 football players in the world. It wasn’t enough for Keenan Allen, and he wanted everyone to know who he should have been ahead..." July 27

  • Washington releases Jeremy Vujnovich, waives Emanuel Hall

    Pro Football Talk "A couple of players found out Sunday that they will not be part of training camp with the renamed Washington Football Team this summer. The team announced that they have released offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich and waived wide receiver Emanuel Hall. Hall was waived..." July 26

  • 2020 Pro Bowl still scheduled to be played

    Sportsnaut "While there might be plenty of changes coming for the 2020 NFL season, eliminating the 2020 Pro Bowl likely won’t be one of them. While the NFL and NFL Players Association are finding ways to save the league money this season, players can look forward to the 2020 Pro Bowl and..." July 26

  • Players positive for COVID-19 can be put on temporary IR "During the 2020 NFL season, there will be a temporary injured reserve for players who test positive for COVID-19, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning. Though the NFL and NFL Players Association reached an agreement on COVID-19 adjustments... " July 26

  • No player tryouts, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Eventually, NFL teams will regularly be bringing free agents in for tryouts. For now, they can’t. The memo issued by the league on Friday to all teams specific that, for now, teams may not conduct any tryouts, either at the team facility or elsewhere. Eventually, the..." July 26

  • Teams have two options for cutting to 80 players

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a desire by plenty of players to keep the rosters at 90 until Labor Day weekend, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to reduce capacity to 80. The teams have two options for getting there. According to a memo distributed on Friday to all teams (the memo, as best we..." July 26

  • NFL, NFLPA agreement includes specific prohibitions on player activities "With the NFL and NFL Players Association striking a historic, on-the-fly CBA that covers 2020 and beyond, the two sides have come up with a way to ensure that players will practice personal responsibility in a pandemic. Per multiple sources, the deal specifically prohibits players..." July 25

  • Padded practices begin in mid-August

    Pro Football Talk "In most years, the middle of August marks the height of the NFL preseason. This year, padded practices won’t even begin until then. The NFL Players Association has communicated to its players the schedule of preseason practices in a training camp without preseason games. Most..." July 25

  • Consider the emotional toll of a fall without football: 'It's like a sucker punch'

    USA Today "Roger “Dolfan Maniac’’ Avila, a Miami Dolphins super fan, sounded agitated. He’d just been asked about the prospect of football Armageddon – living through a fall without football due to the coronavirus pandemic. “If that would..." July 25