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Deshaun Watson hearing concludes, after three days
The Deshaun Watson hearing is over. Three days of testimony and argument have concluded. Per a source with knowledge of the proceedings, some relevant information appears below. First, the NFL interviewed...
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Judge Robinson could impose not much punishment, if any, on Deshaun Watson
On one hand, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has had 24 different women accuse him in civil court of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. On the other hand, Watson was never charged with a...
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Sean McVay: I wish I’d handled trading Jared Goff better as a leader
Just over three years ago, Rams head coach Sean McVay said it was “insane” to think quarterback Jared Goff would go anywhere. Obviously, things changed. And everything worked out as well as...
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USC, UCLA join Big Ten, starting in 2024
It’s official: USC and UCLA are the newest Big Ten programs. Both schools announced on Thursday evening that they have joined the Big Ten, starting with the 2024 football season. The schools will be...
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Hassan Haskins working to carve out a role behind Derrick Henry
The Titans needed a backup running back after losing D'Onta Foreman to the Panthers this offseason. Foreman had 133 carries for 566 yards and three touchdowns last season while subbing for the injured...
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Falcons waive Dom Maggio
The Falcons waived punter Dom Maggio to make room for Bradley Pinion‘s signing. The team announced the addition of Pinion earlier in the way, with the veteran punter signing a one-year deal. Seth...
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Trayveon Williams will co-teach NIL class at A&M’s School of Law next offseason
Bengals running back Trayveon Williams‘ new offseason job began as a joke. It’s no joke: Williams will serve as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M’s School of Law next spring, co-...
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Amari Cooper ready to grow into role of team leader
Amari Cooper turned 28 earlier this month. He’s not old, but he’s the second-oldest receiver on the roster with Jakeem Grant Sr. 20 months older. That leaves Cooper in an unfamiliar position of...
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USC, UCLA poised to join Big Ten in latest college football shakeup
The big business of college football is getting another shakeup, with USC and UCLA poised to join the Big Ten. The move, which is not done but is reportedly very close, would be devastating to the Pac-12,...
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Cowboys announce 13 open practices in Oxnard
The Cowboys will return to Oxnard, California, for the 16th time in team history. It will mark the 43rd time the team has trained in Southern California. The Cowboys will open the 63rd training camp in team...
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Lions expect to “see more athleticism” from Alim McNeill this season
The Lions are looking for big jumps from a number of young players during the 2022 season and defensive tackle Alim McNeill is on that list. McNeill was a third-round pick last season and he appeared in...
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Bradley Pinion signs with Falcons
Bradley Pinion has found a new home in the NFC South. The Falcons announced on Thursday that they’ve signed the punter to a one-year contract. Pinion spent the last three seasons with the Buccaneers...
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Mac Jones worked out with Nelson Agholor, Tre Nixon this week
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones earned a lot of good reviews from his teammates over the course of the team’s offseason program and he’s continuing to work toward a better second season ahead of...
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Steelers’ seventh-round rookie QB Chris Oladokun confident he can prove he belongs
The Steelers made Kenny Pickett the first quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL draft, and so much attention has been paid to Pickett that many fans may have forgotten that the Steelers picked another...
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Oakland tries to get U.S. Supreme Court to overturn dismissal of Raiders relocation lawsuit
St. Louis crafted a successful legal challenge to the relocation of the Rams. Oakland, to date, has been unable to do the same regarding the relocation of the Raiders. A federal judge dismissed Oakland...
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Panthers sign fourth-round pick Brandon Smith
With training camp getting underway in about a month, the Panthers have taken care of some outstanding business on Thursday. Carolina announced that linebacker Brandon Smith has signed his rookie deal. A...
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Dolphins will have eight open training camp practices
The Dolphins had an exciting offseason, switching coaches and adding some talented players to boost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — including receiver Tyreek Hill. If fans want to see for themselves if...
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Derek Carr touts “genius” of Josh McDaniels
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr survived the Jon Gruden experience. Carr may be ready to thrive under Josh McDaniels. Carr recently raved about his latest head coach in comments to Phil Perry of NBC Sports...
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Cam Jordan: Being able to win with different QBs has boosted our confidence
The Saints have gone through a good deal of change in the last couple of years, but neither Drew Brees’ retirement nor Sean Payton’s departure has left defensive end Cam Jordan feeling unsure...
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Here’s a proposed deal to resolve the Deshaun Watson case
As the third day of the Deshaun Watson hearing begins, with no information regarding the evidence or the arguments making their way to the media, the process continues toward a decision from Judge Sue L....
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Terry McLaurin: This new contract motivates me to work even harder
Earlier this week, Washington and receiver Terry McLaurin agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension. While the Commanders haven’t officially announced the new deal, McLaurin himself took to...
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Fox hires investment bank to look for USFL investors
Fox owns all of the USFL. That could soon change. The New York Post recently reported that Fox has hired Allen & Co. to find potential investors in the four-letter spring league. Fox hopes to raise $150...
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DJ Moore: The offense is way better than previous years
The Panthers brought in a new offensive coordinator this year when they hired Ben McAdoo, but they didn’t upgrade the quarterback position and that has led to some doubt about their ability to improve...
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Contractor owed money for scrapped Panthers practice facility fights bankruptcy facade
When news first surfaced that Panthers owner David Tepper had taken the shell company he formed to build his team’s new practice facility to bankruptcy, we expressed concern that he was playing a...
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Jerry Jeudy: Every detail matters with Russell Wilson
Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy was not able to participate in every aspect of Denver’s offseason program, missing time with a groin strain. But as Jeudy enters his third pro season, he’s likely going to...
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Kareem Hunt: “Definitely stressful” for Browns to wait for word on Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson‘s disciplinary hearing with the NFL will move into its third day on Thursday and the ongoing process leaves the Browns unsure about who will be available to play quarterback for them...
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Rams to hold 11 open training camp practices
The Rams will set the stage for their title defense at training camp this summer and the team has announced how many of those sessions will be open to the public. Eleven of the team’s practices this...
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Jim Kelly’s health remains good after beating cancer
Bills Hall of Fame quarterback had a long battle with oral cancer that gave him a bleak prognosis and required multiple surgeries on his jaw, radiation and chemotherapy. But more than three years after...
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Oversight Committee investigation of Commanders will end, if Republicans regain control of House
It’s no surprise, at all. But since the ranking member of the U.S. House Oversight & Reform Committee said it on Wednesday, it needs to be repeated. Rep. James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky,...
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Trevor Lawrence: We’re building toward something special
The Jaguars went 10-6 and reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017. That proved an aberration. In 10 of the past 11 seasons, the Jaguars finished no higher than third in the division and had no more than...
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Miles Sanders: I need more opportunities
Miles Sanders has not played every game in a season since his rookie season. The Eagles running back has never had even 900 yards rushing in a season and never more than six touchdowns in a season. He had...
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USFL playoff ratings fall short of one million per game
As ratings go, the USFL is the quintessential spring football league. It came in like a lion, and it’s going out like a lamb. The two playoff games, televised on three-letter broadcast TV, generated...
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Judge in Brian Flores case grants NFL’s motion to keep financial information secret, for now
As the Brian Flores litigation focuses for now on the question of whether the case should be sent to the NFL’s secret, rigged kangaroo court (a/k/a arbitration), the league wants to keep certain...
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Golden Tate: I honestly feel bad for Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones may or may not be the quarterback of the future for the Giants. This season will go a long way in answering that question. But Jones hasn’t really gotten a fair chance in New York since...
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Cardinals putting together a “great plan” for DeAndre Hopkins’ return
Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins has not played since Dec. 13. He won’t play again until at least Oct. 20. Hopkins is working his way back from an injury to his medial collateral ligament that...
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Deshaun Watson hearing continues for a third day on Thursday
Two days down, how many more days to go? The disciplinary hearing regarding Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has lasted through two days. Per multiple reports, the third day will occur on Thursday. It...
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Payton Turner is cleared for training camp
The Saints didn’t get much out of their 2021 first-round choice as a rookie as Payton Turner played only 143 defensive snaps and 21 on special teams. The defensive end played only five games and...
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Michael Strahan on Kayvon Thibodeaux: I think the kid is going to be a great player
Giants Hall of Fame pass rusher Michael Strahan has been mentoring the Giants’ rookie pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux since before Thibodeaux was drafted by Strahan’s former team. Strahan said in...
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Analyzing variables affecting Watson situation
Vincent Goodwill and Carron J. Phillips are joined by Steve Wyche to analyze how the NFLPA, NFL, league's player history, Roe v. Wade and other variables factor into Deshaun Watson's hearing.
Are teams waiting for Mayfield's deal to be over?
Steve Wyche joins Vincent Goodwill and Carron J. Phillips to discuss Baker Mayfield's future in the NFL and where he could be headed following the last year of his deal.
Someone from NFL pushes back on notion that it would accept 6-8 game Deshaun Watson suspension
Anonymous source giveth, anonymous source taketh away. On Tuesday, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press, citing an unnamed source, reported that the league would be “more likely” to accept a 6-8...
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K.J. Wright: I love ball, but I don’t want to leave my family like I did last year
For 10 seasons, linebacker K.J. Wright was a key piece of Seattle’s defense. A fourth-round pick in 2011, he became a full-time starter as a rookie. And he ended up playing 144 games for the franchise...
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Miles Sanders: We feel unstoppable, like an all-star team
The Eagles’ offseason was highlighted by trading for wide receiver A.J. Brown, signing pass rusher Haason Reddick, and picking up defensive tackle Jordan Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean in the draft...
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Colts to host 16 open training camp practices
With Carson Wentz out and Matt Ryan in at quarterback, there should be plenty of intrigue for Colts training camp this summer. Fortunately for Indianapolis fans, there will be plenty of opportunities to see...
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How should NFL settle on disciplining Watson?
Mike Florio discusses if the 2021 season that Deshaun Watson didn't play in could and should count towards whatever suspension he receives and outlines a settlement he believes would make the most sense.
How appeal in Deshaun Watson case could play out
Mike Florio explains how the appeal process would work if either Deshaun Watson or the NFL appeals the initial punishment decided by Judge Sue L. Robinson.
K.J. Wright thinks the Seahawks should go with Geno Smith at quarterback
The quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Drew Lock resumes when training camp opens. The possibility of Baker Mayfield joining the fray still looms. Linebacker K.J. Wright, who knows a thing or...
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Where will Jalen Hurts land on the quarterback contract scale?
Several years ago, the process for negotiating second contracts for quarterbacks was simple. If the quarterback generally fell onto the right side of the pass/fail line of performance, he’d become the...
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Kareem Hunt says he’s back to “100 percent” after 2021 injuries
Browns running back Kareem Hunt would like to sign a contract extension with the team and better health would be a good way to make his case for a new deal. Hunt missed nine of the team’s final 11...
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NFL hires an in-house betting boss
If you can’t beat ’em, bet on ’em. Not long after the NFL focused significant time, effort, and money on preventing the expansion of legalized sports betting, the NFL literally is all in...
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Allen Robinson: Unpredictability of partnership with Cooper Kupp gives Rams “tremendous advantage”
Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen said at the end of the team’s offseason program that wide receiver Allen Robinson will run an “extremely expanded” route tree with the team this year...
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Bears teammates seeing a different Justin Fields in his first full offseason
A year ago, Justin Fields was the Bears’ newly arrived first-round draft pick quarterback, a rookie who had already been told he wouldn’t start in his first year. This year, it’s different...
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Justin Herbert: All about consistency, being sharp week in and week out
The Chargers went into the final week of last season with a chance to make the playoffs, but they lost to the Raiders in overtime and wound up missing the postseason for the third straight year. That would...
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