- 2020-07-02 01:44:06Z
The period between the end of offseason programs and the start of training camp is often a time for teams to work on contract extensions for their own players and a report indicates the 49ers are considering deals with a couple of their players. Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com reports that the team has discussed extensions [more]
Coming into the NFL for your rookie season without any offseason on-field work with your team and a shortened preseason to prepare for the season presents numerous challenges for the newest crop of NFL athletes. New Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor says it will take a greater focus than usual for players such as [more]
If you were able to purchase an NFL franchise, who would you hire as head coach?
P Jeyaraj and his son Fenix died on 22 June, two days after being released from police custody.
As the NFL looks to trim the preseason in half, the NFLPA appears to want the number of preseason games to be cut even further. Denver Broncos player representative Brandon McManus said in a tweet Wednesday evening to expect either one or zero preseason games to be played. The NFLPA has not signed off on [more]
The Panthers have a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, but their former quarterback is the talk of the NFL. Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Sunday. At least one of Newton's former teammates seems genuinely happy to see Newton get a shot to replace Tom Brady. Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson declared [more]
Fox News host Tucker Carlson continued his relentless attacks on social justice movement Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night, likening the protests over police brutality to coronavirus while describing the city where George Floyd was killed as "our Wuhan."Carlson led off his top-rated Fox News primetime program by referencing COVID-19, a disease that has currently killed roughly 130,000 Americans, in an effort to draw a comparison to the recent push for racial justice kicked off by Floyd's late-May death."We spent an awful lot of time this spring talking about viruses and how they spread," he proclaimed. "One person infects another person who infects a third who then has contact with a...
The New England Patriots aren't spending a whole lot of money to bring Cam Newton to Foxboro. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Wednesday the financial breakdown of Newton's contract with the Patriots, including the base salary, guaranteed money and incentive totals.
NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara and Brian Baldinger share their best pass rushers in NFL. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
As the NFL fails and refuses to pressure Washington owner Daniel Snyder to change the dictionary-defined slur that has been the team's name for decades, NFL sponsors are being lobbied to do what the NFL won't do. Via Mary Emily O'Hara of AdWeek, 87 investment firms representing $620 billion in assets sent letters last week [more]
Former NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo, Ryan O'Callaghan and NGFFL commissioner Thurman Williams discuss why allies are important to LGBTQ+ community. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara and Brian Baldinger discuss which NFC South team will have best defense in 2020. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
The NFL has decided to cut the preseason in half. NFL Media reports that the NFL Players Association has yet to sign off on this. Which makes sense, because the NFLPA hasn't signed off on anything, including the league's protocol for facility and locker-room virus safety. The NFLPA doesn't have to sign off on the [more]
Salary-cap uncertainty likely will rule out the possibility of a market-shattering contract for Kittle.
NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara, Brian Baldinger and Stacey Dales share their expectations for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, running back Christian McCaffrey in 2020. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
The NFL preseason could feature half as many games as we're accustomed to seeing. ProFootballTalk reported Wednesday that Week 1 and Week 4 of the 2020 preseason will be eliminated.
NFL expected to cut this year's preseason games from four to two per team, eliminating Weeks 1 and 4. SoFi Stadium would open with Rams 'visiting' Chargers.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the latest on discussions between the NFL and NFLPA on possibly reducing the number of preseason games in 2020. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
The former Redskins offensive tackle shared a story of a time when Bugel got on him for a mistake that he didn't make.
The Antonio Brown to Seahawks rumors continue to gain steam.
The Bears' QB battle just got a bit more complicated.
The NFL has cut the 2020 preseason in half.It won't, however, take away the Raiders' exhibition return to the Bay Area.The NFL has eliminated the Weeks 1 and 4 opponents from the schedule, according to a Wednesday Pro Football Talk report, leaving the Raiders-49ers clash on the schedule.The new exhibition opener for both teams will be the Raiders-49ers clash at Levi's Stadium on Aug. 21 in a renewal of a longstanding preseason meeting between the teams that was cancelled over issues with fan violence.
Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education and have his salary cut from $1.1 million to $525,000. ''We have thoroughly evaluated all of the information available to us to determine the most appropriate conclusion and path forward,'' Utah athletic director Mark Harlan and head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a joint statement.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has asthma so he wants to ''take every precaution'' if he plays. ''We are not invincible, and as recent reports have shown, we certainly aren't immune to this virus,'' Tretter wrote in his letter.
Stephon Gilmore is coming off a Defensive Player of the Year campaign and still has two years left on his contract. So why do the Patriots need to start thinking about his next deal now? Tom E. Curran explains.
The NFL will reportedly limit the number of preseason games to two amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Seahawks will no longer play the Raiders and the Vikings in the preseason.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is reportedly cutting the 2020 preseason in half. By Dave Zangaro
The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th overall in the April draft.
It's been rumored and expected. It's now official: The 2020 preseason will be trimmed from four games to two. Specifically, Week One and Week Four have been scrapped. The league is expected to announce the move on Thursday. The move was driven by two primary factors. First, teams who will be playing preseason games on [more]
Will Patriots quarterback Cam Newton go over or under the passing yards and touchdown totals set by oddsmakers for the 2020 NFL season?
College football may not be as ingrained in the culture of the DMV as it is in the south or the midwest, but we still have had our fair share of elite quarterback talent.
Who needs real players anyways?
The longtime NFL safety detailed one incident with Cam Newton that first put the thoughts of retirement in his head.
Cornerback A.J. Bouye joined the flood of veteran players who have left the Jaguars since the team's AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots in January 2018 when he was traded to the Broncos this offseason and he said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a ticket out of Jacksonville was "definitely something that I wanted." [more]
NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal highlights two ares where New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold must improve in 2020. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
A painful Ravens loss turned out well in the end.
Legendary 49ers player Bryant Young believes the organization will pick up in 2020 season where they left off under coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the latest on how U.S. travel restrictions may affect NFL teams this upcoming season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
The Ivy League is close to stepping out from the line of conferences to announce its plan. The eight-member league of some of the nation's elite academic schools said Wednesday it will announce on July 8 whether it will play fall sports. "With return to campus protocols still being developed and introduced by Ivy League institutions, the council of Ivy League presidents intends to announce a final decision regarding the status of intercollegiate athletic activity for the fall term 2020 on July 8," the league said in a statement.
Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address racial injustice after football players threatened a boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Several football players immediately threatened to boycott if the university declined to take action, and basketball players and other athletes soon joined the push.
Unfortunately in 2020, the big talk in the offseason revolves around the uncertainty of the upcoming season. For the second straight year, the number of FCS players selected in the NFL Draft were the lowest ever. A huge factor was the canceling of most pro days due to COVID-19, which robbed small-school players of performing in front of scouts.
A man was expected to plead guilty Wednesday to accusations that he threatened a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accuses Daniel Rippy of making the ''electronic communication'' threat from California during the game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan in 2018. The game was played in Columbus that year, and Ohio State won 62-39.
When wide receiver Steven Sims heard that Ron Rivera was hired as Washington's next head coach, he reached out to his agent for some information about the former Panthers head coach. Sims is listed at 5-10 and 176 pounds and he told Sam Fortier of the Washington Post that his agent told him that Steve [more]
NFL teams reportedly are planning to travel on game days in 2020, and James White is among many players who aren't thrilled about that idea.
NBC analyst Rodney Harrison expressed concern on Tuesday regarding the ability of the NFL to play a season in a pandemic. CBS analyst Bill Cowher has similar misgivings. "I mean, there's so much anxiety and worry about what's next, to do the right thing because it varies from state to state," Cowher told Ed Bouchette [more]
The Patriots' wide receivers aren't the only skill position players who should be excited about Cam Newton coming to town, according to LaDainian Tomlinson.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones suggested this week that he could sit out the 2020 season if he doesn't come to an agreement with the team on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to do so and he has plenty of company when it comes to looking for such a contract. With two [more]
In a perfect world, rookie quarterbacks would have years to serve an apprenticeship before they're asked to take over. Of course, that never really happens any more, and this year's crop of first-rounders are entering anything but a perfect world, and Hall of Famer Warren Moon knows that. "I never think any rookie quarterback is [more]
There are plenty of bad teams in the league, but there's a special place reserved for franchises whose entire structures are rottenMuch has been made of late of the New York Jets' heroic efforts to lose their best player, Jamal Adams. The Jets are not alone in their bid for the Incompetence Championship Belt, though. Here's a rundown of the contenders (note: these are the worst-run franchises in the NFL, rather than the weakest on the field. Although, of course, there is often a correlation). New York JetsWhere do you even begin with the Adam Gase of it all? What we see playing out with Gase and Adams, the Jets' best player and the franchise's head coach, is as laughable as it is...