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Julian Edelman, DeSean Jackson making plans to “educate one another”
It looks like Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is taking Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman up on his offer. Jackson posted anti-Semitic content on social media earlier this week that drew negative...
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Jim Harbaugh thinks a coach who signs Colin Kaepernick will be very happy with him
Jim Harbaugh was Colin Kaepernick’s coach when the two of them led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, and Harbaugh says Kaepernick belongs back in the NFL. Harbaugh said on ESPN that he knows some coaches...
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Fake account retracts Raheem Mostert trade request
On Wednesday, agent Brett Tessler tweeted that 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has asked for a trade. On Thursday, a fake account created by someone posing as Tessler retracted the request. “After...
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Will Josh McDaniels dust off his Tim Tebow offense for Cam Newton?
As new Patriots quarterback Cam Newton apparently takes a crash course in the New England playbook, the plays he’s studying may not be the plays the Patriots ran with Tom Brady was running the offense...
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FedEx will take name off Washington stadium unless team name is changed
FedEx has seven more years left on a naming rights deal for Washington’s stadium. But the shipping company told owner Dan Snyder they’d take their name off the building after this season if the...
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George Kittle thinks player workouts will give 49ers a step up
49ers players couldn’t work out at the team facility this offseason, which meant that the only group work they did came in player-organized workouts in San Jose and Nashville over the last few months...
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D’Andre Swift ready to take on any role “full force”
The Lions signed second-round pick D'Andre Swift to his rookie deal recently and that leaves the running back able to focus on football matters with his first training camp on the horizon. At the top...
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Adam Vinatieri puts Indiana house on the market
Free agent kicker Adam Vinatieri still doesn’t know if he’s going to play this year. If he ends up with the Colts, he might have to rent, however. According to Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis...
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ACC to work with Notre Dame to keep games on schedule
When the Big 10 announced it was playing a conference-only schedule in the fall, Notre Dame lost a significant matchup — its game against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. And as a football independent, the...
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SEC athletic directors meeting Monday to discuss fall sports scheduling
The 14 athletic directors from the Southeastern Conference are scheduled to meet in-person on Monday at conference headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. to discuss the fall sports calendar, according to Pat...
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Premier League targets September 12 for new season, with fans present
As the NFL prepares for a season that likely will commence with no fans present for games on September 10, the Premier League reportedly is targeting September 12 launch for its 2020-21 season. And the...
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Packers hope to host future college game after losing Wisconsin-Notre Dame
The Big Ten’s announcement Thursday that it will play a conference-only schedule this fall has affected one NFL team. The Packers were scheduled to host a game between Wisconsin and Notre Dame on Oct...
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Report: Dolphins have not discussed extension with Matt Breida
Dolphins running back Matt Breida moved to South Florida in recent days, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Who knows how long Breida remains there? The Dolphins traded for Breida this offseason,...
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How will Patriots offense operate with Cam Newton?
Mike Florio explains why he thinks Cam Newton will work well with the Patriots offense this season.
Cam needs All-Pro season, SB win to earn all $7.5M
Mike Florio analyzes the incentives in Cam Newton's contract and explains that in order for him to earn the full $7.5M, he will have to be an All-Pro and win the Super Bowl.
Will NFL's game-day protocols keep players safe?
While the NFL and NFLPA agree on game-day protocols in response to COVID-19, Mike Florio doubts they will be able to keep players completely safe.
J.J. Watt hopes players who opt out aren’t criticized for it
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...
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Ohio State athletic director “really concerned” about season
The Big Ten is moving to a conference-only schedule for 2020, the league announced Thursday. If they play at all. . . . Shortly after the Big Ten’s announcement, Ohio State athletic director Gene...
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Mike Vrabel on Derrick Henry: “Getting deals done is about being patient”
The Titans and running back Derrick Henry have six days to work out a long-term deal, or they won’t be able to do one until after the 2020 regular season. Titans coach Mike Vrabel is preaching...
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Expect big things from DeAndre Hopkins this season
The Rotoworld crew share their expectations for DeAndre Hopkins in the WR's first year with the Cardinals.
Breida could be lightning to Howard's thunder
The Rotoworld crew preview Matt Breida's impact for the upcoming season, and how he will be utilized alongside fellow running back Jordan Howard.
Will 49ers trade Raheem Mostert?
The Rotoworld crew analyze Raheem Mostert's trade request and debate if the 49ers would actually move him.
Jaguars sign rookie Laviska Shenault
As training camp approaches in less than three weeks, rookie signings are trickling in across the NFL, and the latest is Jaguars receiver Laviska Shenault. Shenault, who played his college football at...
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Cam Newton meets up with N’Keal Harry for workout
Cam Newton is continuing the process of developing relationships with his new Patriots teammates this week. Newton met up with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in Los Angeles last week so they could work out...
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Packers sign fifth-round choice Kamal Martin
The Packers announced Thursday they have signed linebacker Kamal Martin to his rookie deal. The team made Martin a fifth-round choice, the 175th overall selection. Green Bay now has signed seven of its nine...
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Jon Robinson: Uncertain financial landscape has hurt extension talks
The Titans face a Wednesday deadline to complete a long-term deal with running back Derrick Henry or he will play under the one-year franchise tag. A report Wednesday indicated the sides are not close. In...
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Jeffrey Lurie’s production company to release documentary called The Meaning of Hitler
In one of his apologies for sharing a quote he believed to be from Adolf Hitler on social media, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson vowed to “fully educate myself” about anti-Semitism. A...
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Report: Big 10 to shift to conference-only schedule
The Ivy League might not become the same kind of bellwether for football as it was for basketball, but other conferences are already beginning to adjust their plans for the fall. According to Nicole...
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Joe Burrow creates hunger relief fund
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow is using his platform to raise money for people in need. Burrow has announced the creation of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio,...
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Jets sign fourth-round choice La’Mical Perine
The Jets announced they have signed running back La’Mical Perine to his rookie deal. The Jets made him a fourth-round choice, using the No. 120 overall selection on the Florida product. He becomes the...
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Seahawks allow season ticket holders an opt-out option for 2020
The Seahawks have joined the growing number of teams to allow season ticket holders to pause their season ticket membership. The team sent an email to season ticket holders Thursday. Seattle’s season...
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J.J. Watt cautions against a rush to meet a set reporting date
As the NFL and NFL Players Association work out the various things that need to be worked out in advance of one of the strangest football seasons ever, there’s one option that merits consideration:...
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Browns inform season ticket holders they can opt out, must wear masks at games
The Browns are the latest team to reach out to season ticket holders about their plans for the coming season and those plans are in line with what we’ve heard from other teams. In a letter to season...
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Testing protocol is still being developed
The NFL and NFL Players Association are reaching the various agreements that need to be reached to allow the 2020 season to proceed on a piecemeal basis. Certain key agreements still need to be finalized....
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Marcedes Lewis: Aaron Rodgers won’t let Jordan Love’s arrival rattle him
Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis had the same reaction to the team’s first-round pick as a lot of other people. Lewis said on CBS Sports Radio that he was “shocked” that the Packers traded...
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Masks will be required for sideline personnel, but not players or coaches
The NFL will make some personnel wear masks on the sidelines this season, but not players or coaches. Everyone on the bench during games except players and coaches (which would include team employees like...
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T.J. Watt: We’ll adapt and adjust if no fans are in stands
The Steelers are hopeful to have mask-wearing fans in the stands at Heinz Field during home games this season, but it’s far from certain that will be the case. Should the stands be empty come...
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Post-game contact will be limited in 2020
It’s hard to socially distance during a game of football. The postgame is easier to legislate. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the league is taking steps to keep teams at a safe distance...
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Cam Newton will need an extra-special season to make his full $7.5 million
For plenty of contracts that carry incentives, the details of the incentives don’t become public. When they do, the details often demonstrate how hard it will be to reach the “up to”...
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Report: Nashville second team out of MLS tournament
A second team has now been bounced from the MLS Is Back Tournament, but not because of losing games. According to Paul Tenorio of TheAthletic.com, Nashville SC are out of the tournament, joining Dallas on...
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Senator Blumenthal calls for all NCAA conferences to postpone football to the spring
On Wednesday, the Ivy League decided to postpone football until the spring. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wants all other NCAA conferences to do the same. “There’s absolutely nothing different...
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Lamar Miller posts workout video showing post-ACL tear progress
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...
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Cam Newton begins studying the Patriots’ “calculus”-like playbook
Cam Newton officially signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, and he’s now at work studying the playbook. Newton posted on Instagram a picture of himself studying his new team’s playbook, and he...
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KJ Wright relieved that Mississippi can move forward after flag change
Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright wants to be proud of his home state. And while things might not be perfect in Mississippi, the decision to change the state’s flag to remove the old Confederate battle...
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NFLPA reminds players that drug testing resumes when training camp opens
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...
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NFLPA to NFL: Tell us why four preseason games is problematic, but two isn’t
On a conference call between the NFLPA and team reps last week, there was a vote that led to a recommendation that the league scrap the preseason entirely but NFLPA senior director of player affairs Don...
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Friday Night Lights may be out for 2020
With pro and college football in 2020 currently hanging in a balance influenced largely the ability and willingness of non-athletes to do what needs to be done to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one of...
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Julian Edelman offers to take DeSean Jackson to Holocaust Memorial Museum
As the NFL community continues to deal with Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson‘s anti-Semitic social-media post, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has offered his thoughts. Edelman, who is Jewish, posted a...
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Washington alumni chime in on coming name change
When Washington announced on Friday that a “thorough review” of the team’s name would occur, owner Daniel Snyder listed “alumni” as one of the groups that would be consulted....
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Quintez Cephus, Jason Huntley announce they’ve signed with Lions
The Lions have struck deals with two more members of their 2020 draft class. The announcements of those deals came from the players. The agents for fifth-round wide receiver Quintez Cephus posted a picture...
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J.J. Watt has no interest in playing football while wearing a face shield
The various issues on which the NFL and NFL Players Association continue to haggle include whether and to what extent the use of full face shields will be made mandatory. Many if not most (if not all)...
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Malik Jackson: See players as people not financial burdens or roster spots
The NFL and NFLPA have come to agreement on some protocols for opening training camp at team facilities later this month, but other details about COVID-19 testing and other issues remain to be worked out....
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Raheem Mostert looking for salary in line with Tevin Coleman
Running back Raheem Mostert requested a trade away from the 49ers on Wednesday with the lack of progress on a revised contract cited as the reason why he wants to move elsewhere. Mostert’s agent Brett...
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