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Former Chicago Bears head coach John Fox put mansion up for sale

Former Chicago Bears head coach John Fox put mansion up for sale

John Fox has put his North Carolina mansion on the market for nearly $6 million, according to realtor.com

The six-bed, six-and-a-half bath house spans nearly 15,000 sq.ft. and is situated on an exclusive golf course, Quail Hollow Club.

According to the listing, the Fox home is quite luxurious, with plenty of space to relax and entertain guests.

“Upon entry you are provided an unmatched first impression of this spectacular home. The spaces were designed to draw you in with custom architectural details including a sweeping staircase with custom designed ironwork railings, marble columns, arched ceilings and exquisite inlaid marble floors.

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“Designed with entertaining in mind, the main level has formal living spaces, a large kitchen that flows into the casual dining and open family room as well as a large bar. Master on the main floor offers dual closets, bathroom areas and dressing space.

“All rooms on the back of the home open to the stunning outdoor space. The curved staircase leads you to a grotto style wine cellar perfect for intimate dining. Upper level includes five additional bedrooms each with private baths, additional laundry, exercise room, home theater and rec room.”

A special feature on the home from realtor.com elaborates on the backyard, “Both a covered loggia and large covered patio look onto the pool. The patio, which serves as an outdoor living room, comes complete with a barbecue area, television, and fireplace.”

According to realtor.com, Fox lived in the home from 2002-2010 when he was coach of the Carolina Panthers. He listed the home for $7 million in 2015, but it didn’t sell.


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Report: NFL, NFLPA close to signing updated CBA with COVID-19 conditions

Report: NFL, NFLPA close to signing updated CBA with COVID-19 conditions

The NFL could be one step closer to returning, soon. According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL and NFLPA are close to signing their updated collective bargaining agreement for playing in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two sides agreed to a new CBA back in March but came back to the table to revise after the global pandemic hit the United States hard.

This news comes after the NFLPA player representatives voted 29-3 in favor of the changes on Friday.

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The new deal allows for 16-man practice squads, no preseason games for 2020, and high-risk and voluntary opt-outs for players. According to Tom Pelissero, high-risk players who opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend. Voluntary opt-outs for non-high-risk players will receive a $150,000 salary advance. Contracts will toll in each case, meaning it will be treated as a regular year of service time.

According to Ian Rapoport, training camp will now include a 20-day ramp-up period with no more than 14 padded practices.

In addition, Rapoport reports that rosters will need to be trimmed down to 80 players by Aug. 16, and no more than 80 people will be allowed in team buildings at a time.

"The NFL clubs and the NFL Players Association approved an agreement that broadly resolves all outstanding issues relating to the opening of training camps and start of the 2020 season," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Training camps will begin as scheduled.

"We have worked collaboratively to develop a comprehensive set of protocols designed to minimize risk for fans, players, and club and league personnel. These plans have been guided by the medical directors of the NFL and the NFLPA and have been reviewed and endorsed by independent medical and public health experts, including the CDC, and many state and local public health officials.

“The season will undoubtedly present new and additional challenges, but we are committed to playing a safe and complete 2020 season, culminating with the Super Bowl."


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COVID-19 concerns cause Bears' Jordan Lucas to opt-out of 2020 NFL season

COVID-19 concerns cause Bears' Jordan Lucas to opt-out of 2020 NFL season

The Bears announced a handful of moves on Monday morning, with the most notable being that safety Jordan Lucas has decided to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season. 

Lucas is the second player on the roster to opt-out, along with defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. The safety signed as a free agent back in March, having previously spent time mostly as a special teams guy for the Dolphins and Chiefs. 

Additionally, the team announced that defensive tackle John Jenkins and tight end Eric Saubert have both been taken off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Jenkins will be tasked with filling much of the role that Goldman's absence creates. 

Lastly, the team waived offensive lineman Dino Boyd. An undrafted free agent who originally signed with Kansas City in 2019, Boyd spent the final seven weeks of 2019 as a member of the Bears' practice squad.