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  • Latest On NFL Salary Cap Discussions

    Pro Football Talk "The NFLPA submitted a counteroffer to the owners’ most recent financial proposal, and the sides are prepared to resume discussions on a call Monday. The union’s plan calls for a flat cap in 2021. The 2020 number ($198.2MM) would become next year’s cap as well,..." July 11

  • “OL Masterminds Summit” features few masks, no distancing

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and the NFL Players Association haggle over every detail of football in a pandemic, one key question will be whether players can and will do everything they need to do — and not do everything they shouldn’t do — from August through December (or, in the case of 12..." July 11

  • NFLPA wants to spread pandemic financial losses over 10 years

    Pro Football Talk "Significant issues indeed remain between the NFL and NFL Players Association as management and labor struggle to resolve all issues that need to be resolved before pandemic football can be played. All are equally significant in this moment, but one carries universal significance:..." July 11

  • NFL referees plan to wear masks on the field

    MSN.com "NFL Referees Association executive director Scott Green told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that on-field officials are expected to wear some kind of face covering and gloves. Masks are one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and although players say it’s..." July 11

  • In several cities, NFL testing demands could strain local resources

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has made arrangements aimed at preventing regular testing of players inside the Orlando bubble from impacting Orlando residents who would otherwise have to wait in line behind NBA players who would be repeatedly jumping it. Because the NFL isn’t using a bubble approach..." July 11

  • Start of NFL training camp could be in jeopardy?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has stuck to its schedule for months, with the hopes of starting the 2020 season on time despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with friction emerging between the league and the NFL Players Association, the start of training camp and the beginning of the regular season could be in..." July 11

  • NFL can impose pandemic protocols, NFLPA can challenge via grievance

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association currently are negotiating the various rules for football in a pandemic, but not because the pandemic gives rise to a duty to bargain. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL has full authority to implement any and all rules that the..." July 11

  • At least one ‘elite’ NFL player could sit out 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Several NBA and MLB players have decided to opt out of the 2020 season for a variety of different reasons, and we could see the same with the NFL in the coming weeks. According to one report, at least one well-known NFL player is considering sitting out. Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." July 10

  • With multiple big issues pending, NFL and NFLPA to negotiate again Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The clock keeps ticking toward the start of training camp, if it’s indeed going to start on July 28. Aiding that process would be an agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association on all remaining issues. There are several. Per a source with knowledge of the..." July 10

  • What's Next for Dak Prescott and Deshaun Watson After Patrick Mahomes' Megadeal?

    Bleacher Report "With training camps set to start in a few weeks, the NFL plans to be back to business as usual soon—at least as "usual" as anything gets in 2020. However, one bit of business in the past week was anything but usual: the 10-year extension that the Kansas City Chiefs..." July 10

  • NFL, Players Association still split on major issues

    Clutch Points "Although the NFL may be working toward a solution to play out the 2020 season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are still some glaring issues that they must work out with the NFL Player’s Association before training camp begins at the end of the..." July 10

  • NFL coaches, players won't be required to wear masks on sidelines

    Yardbarker "The NFL has begun sharing its game-day safety protocols, which forbids jersey swaps and post-game interactions. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that coaches are not required to wear masks on the sidelines, though all other non-player personnel will have to wear masks. NFL teams..." July 10

  • 5 NFL stars who could be released during training camp

    Sportsnaut "There’s a number of star NFL players who find themselves on shaky ground heading into the start of training camp later this month. We already know about the drama Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has caused. But he’s not alone on this..." July 10

  • J.J. Watt hopes players who opt out aren’t criticized for it

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL and NFL Players Association continue to discuss the parameters of the rules for opting out of the season due to the pandemic. The league wants minimal opt outs and a firm deadline for making a final decision. Players surely prefer to have the flexibility to experience training camp and..." July 09

  • Sports world rips NFL for absurd COVID-19 safety guidelines

    Sportsnaut "As uncertainty hangs over the 2020 NFL season, the league has come under rampant criticism from players, coaches and executives for the league’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The criticism turned into mockery on Thursday when the NFL revealed a series of..." July 09

  • NFL Bans Jersey Swaps, Postgame Interactions Within 6 Feet Amid COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "The NFL continued to provide coronavirus-related guidance for teams and players in a memo Wednesday night detailing game-day protocols for the 2020 season. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network provided details from the memo, which included a ban on jersey exchanges and other..." July 09

  • Anonymous NFL Executive Crushes Dak Prescott As Being “Marginal” At The QB Position

    Total Pro Sports "ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler recently polled over 50 executives, coaches, scouts, and players to form a consensus on the league’s top-10 quarterbacks. The group ranked the Dallas Cowboys’ franchise player as the game’s ninth-best QB for 2020. " July 09

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Certain Game-Day Protocols?

    Pro Football Rumors "3:21pm: Hold the phone. A source tells Pelissero that the union has not yet agreed to the protocols (Twitter link). “Still a work in progress,” the source said. 1:28pm: The NFL and NFLPA are in agreement on a number of game-day protocols that are..." July 09

  • NFLPA reminds players that drug testing resumes when training camp opens

    Pro Football Talk "NFL training camps currently are set to open on July 28, in 19 days. The NFL Players Association has reminded players that, when they show up, they are subject to unannounced drug testing. The new labor deal moved the opening of the window for annual substance-abuse testing from April..." July 09

  • NFLPA to NFL: Tell us why four preseason games is problematic, but two isn’t

    WEEI Boston "There had been some thought that the NFL would be in better shape than other leagues because it had more time to wait out the coronavirus pandemic before playing games. However, with the virus not only still present, but once again spiking in the United States, the reality that the..." July 09

  • A.J. Brown, Courtland Sutton and Other Young Receivers Who Will Reshape the NFL

    Bleacher Report "Chris Godwin is one of the NFL's best receivers. He's coming off an 86-catch, 1,333-yard, nine-touchdown season for the Buccaneers in 2019, has already caught 179 passes for 2,700 yards in a three-year career, and he is about to share the huddle with the greatest quarterback in league..." July 09

  • J.J. Watt says he likely won't play this season if NFL puts one certain rule into place

    CBS Sports "The Houston Texans better hope that the NFL doesn't decide to require face shields this year, because if that happens, J.J. Watt might end up sitting out the season.  During an interview with Pro Football Talk this week, Watt made it clear that skipping..." July 09

  • ESPN Devoting an Entire Week to Madden '21

    The Big Lead "ESPN is planning a week devoted to Madden '21 starting on Monday, July 13th. According to Variety, the World Wide Leader will be revealing and debating player ratings.  Get Up, First Take, SportsCenter and NFL Live will all devote segments to the game. That is..." July 09

  • Texans' J.J. Watt says it's still too early to make call on playing

    ESPN "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday that it's too early for players to make a decision on whether they'll play this season given the many unknowns that remain with the coronavirus pandemic. "I've been on the NFLPA calls the last couple times..." July 09

  • Lamar Miller posts workout video showing post-ACL tear progress

    Pro Football Talk "Lamar Miller hasn’t found a place to play in 2020 and the former Texans running back is trying to show possible suitors that he’s recovered well from last year’s torn ACL. Miller tore his ACL late last summer and missed the entire 2019 season as a..." July 09

  • NFL, NFLPA working on player opt-out protocol for 2020

    NFL.com "With veterans expected to report to training camps in 20 days, the NFL and NFLPA have a host of issues to continue to sort out before players return. Among the questions lingering in the air amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the potential for players opting out of participating in..." July 08

  • Taylor Lewan claims new proposal might result in brand new NFLPA

    Clutch Points "Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan voiced his strong opposition to the NFL’s plan to keep a large portion of player salaries in escrow for the 2020 season. On Monday, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that the league “proposed 35% of..." July 08

  • No chance players accept withholding salaries, NFLPA pushes for flat cap

    Sportsnaut "As the 2020 NFL season draws closer, it looks a fight between the NFL and the NFL Players Association is looming over how the league will handle billions in lost revenue this year. While the league anticipates having a full 2020 NFL season, it’s projected to come with a..." July 08

  • Blockbuster NFL Trades That Could Happen Before 2021

    Bleacher Report "It's become increasingly normal to expect blockbuster NFL moves throughout the year.  This applies even during what used to be quiet parts of the summer. Most recently, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots made a splash by signing 2015 league..." July 08

  • NFL, NFLPA Agree To Training Camp Facility Protocol

    Pro Football Rumors "The league and union are still at odds over a number of issues, but at least they have come together on one key point: a club facility protocol for training camp. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the two sides are in agreement on a three-tier framework for facility..." July 08

  • Peyton Manning somehow leads all players in NFLPA-related marketing and royalty earnings

    Clutch Points "Peyton Manning may be happily retired, but that hasn’t stopped him from making bank as an NFL star. Despite being four years since last throwing a pass, Manning topped the list of total earners from the NFLPA-related revenue with a total of $3.4 million. Ever since he left..." July 08

  • DeAndre Hopkins zings Texans while responding to Patrick Mahomes deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The last time that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins played a game, he was a member of the Texans taking on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs. Hopkins and the Texans took a 24-0 lead early in that game, but they wound up trailing..." July 07

  • NFL Proposes Holding 35% of Player Salaries in Escrow During 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL reportedly pitched the NFLPA a potential plan to hold 35 percent of player salaries in escrow to "help manage costs during the 2020 season" in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects league revenue, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL..." July 07

  • Deshaun Watson expecting uncomfortable conversations at camp

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson expects uncomfortable conversations at training camp after the May 25 death of George Floyd sparked protests and activism that he, some of his teammates and others around the NFL joined. The team has not been together in person since last..." July 07

  • NFL, NFLPA Haven't Had 'Meaningful Dialogue' on Potential Canceled Games

    Bleacher Report "Despite being four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL and NFLPA reportedly have not had "meaningful dialogue" on how to handle the potential cancellation of games in 2020.  Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that although the league has..." July 07

  • NFLPA president JC Tretter: The NFL “believes the virus will bend to football”

    NFLPA.com "Our normal return date for training camp is quickly approaching and we are still far from back to “normal.” Our main concern is player safety, both in regard to preventing the virus’ transmission as well as preventing injuries after an extended and historically unique..." July 07

  • Will a player ever get paid based on a percentage of the salary cap?

    Pro Football Talk "In theory, it’s such a simple concept. In practice, it’s been impossible for any player to get it. To protect a player who signs a long-term deal against the contract becoming obsolete, the player gets a guaranteed percentage of the salary cap in every year of the..." July 07

  • Analysts' biggest career regrets: Passing on Pats, Super Bowl drop

    NFL.com "Many of our NFL Network analysts dedicated years to perfecting their craft and becoming the best players they could during their respective football careers, navigating difficult decisions along the way. What were the best decisions they made? They supplied those answers on..." July 07

  • Deshaun Watson prefers to do a shorter deal when he does one

    Houston Chronicle "The NFL stratosphere for franchise-quarterback contracts just climbed to another unprecedented level in the wake of a market-shaking deal for Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes is Half-a-Billion Pat. " July 07

  • Deshaun Watson expected to land $40-plus million on contract extension

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs made Patrick Mahomes the richest player in NFL history on Monday. While Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson might not match Mahomes’ contract, he’s reportedly going to land a staggering deal of his own. Deshaun Watson contract..." July 06

  • JJ Watt has message for Deshaun Watson after Patrick Mahomes contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Mahomes’ 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs has certainly attracted the attention of some other quarterbacks around the league. That’s especially true for those who have yet to sign a long-term deal with their current franchise. Deshaun Watson..." July 06

  • NFL world reacts to Patrick Mahomes' monster extension

    The Score "Despite being only 24 years old, Patrick Mahomes essentially decided to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs for life.   " July 06

  • NFL to test players, family members for COVID-19 this season

    Sportsnaut "As the NFL prepares for its 2020 season amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, many players and coaches are concerned about their safety during training camp and the preseason. To address some of those concerns, the NFL is reportedly preparing a massive program for COVID-19..." July 06

  • Is the NFL Going to Sit on the Sidelines While the Colin Kaepernick Business Booms?

    The Big Lead "The times have changed and continue to change. It took Colin Kaepernick several years to win, but he did in the end. For all his missteps and prolonged silence, he started a movement that opened the door to real change -- and not just in the corners one would suspect. His story has..." July 06

  • Is the NFL Finally Listening?

    Bleacher Report "No football questions. If the 50-some NFL reporters on the Vikings' Zoom press conference call hadn't been muted, there would have been a collective audible gasp. "We understand some people may have football questions," said Jeff Anderson, the..." July 06

  • Adequacy, accuracy of testing hover over NFL’s return

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL and NFL Players Association try to hammer out an agreement on the protocols for training camp, the preseason (if there is one), and the regular season, testing continues to be the one factor that will most dramatically impact the execution of the final plan. It needs to be..." July 06

  • COVID-19 protocols: Could player miss Super Bowl due to COVID-19?

    NFL.com "NFL players have major questions about how COVID-19 will influence their 2020 campaign. Some have big "what-if" queries in mind. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, during Friday's NFLPA conference call, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers raised a..." July 06

  • Six NFL defenders primed to break out in Year 2

    Yardbarker "In their second seasons in the NFL, some players become stars. Yardbarker's Michael Nania and Sam Robinson offer candidates on defense who could make The Leap in Year 2.  Steelers LB Devin Bush NANIA: The first off-ball linebacker selected in 2019 (10th..." July 06

  • 7 NFL Players Who Will Fly Up Depth Charts Before 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "In the NFL, sometimes all it takes for a player to become a star is an opportunity. Throughout the years, fans have witnessed backups like Kurt Warner and Tom Brady rise to the pinnacle of NFL stardom. While there might not be any players who experience that sort of meteoric rise in 2020,..." July 06

  • 5 NFL free agents who are likely to sign before training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 free agency frenzy has long since passed in the NFL, with things slowing to an even more unusual crawl thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with the NFL set on opening training camps on schedule, we will likely see a run on remaining free agents in the coming..." July 06