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Ron Rivera, Jack Del Rio on ballot for 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class

Ron Rivera, Jack Del Rio on ballot for 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class

The College Football Hall of Fame and National Football Federation released the names of the former players and coaches nominated for the 2021 class on Tuesday, and two members of the Redskins coaching staff are on it.

Head coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio are two of the 78 players from the FBS division to be named on the ballot. In total, there are over 200 names that are eligible for induction.

Rivera starred as a linebacker at the University of California from 1980-1983. During his senior season, he was a consensus All-American, named the PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year, the Pop Warner Trophy winner, and a finalist for numerous other honors.

Rivera was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft and played for Chicago for eight seasons before retiring to move into a career of broadcasting, and then later coaching.

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Like Rivera, Del Rio also played linebacker, and was a four-year starter at the University of Southern California. As a senior in 1984, Del Rio was a consensus All-American and the winner of the Pop Warner Trophy, too. As a junior, he was a named third-team All-American.

During his four years at USC, Del Rio was named to the first-team All-PAC-10 twice (second-team once), and led the Trojans in tackles for loss three times. In his final game with the Trojans, Del Rio earned co-MVP honors in USC's 1985 Rose Bowl victory over Ohio State.

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Del Rio was a third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 1985 NFL Draft, and went on to have over a decade-long career in the NFL before transitioning into a coaching career.

The announcement of the 2021 Hall of Fame class will be released in January next year, and those members will officially be inducted during the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 7, 2021, in New York.

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This Washington Red Wolves design would be an easy transition from Washington Football Team

This Washington Red Wolves design would be an easy transition from Washington Football Team

There's no shortage of Washington Red Wolves concepts out there, and considering it's the overwhelming fan favorite for the Washington Football Team's next name, are we really surprised?

The common theme of some of these Red Wolves designs is that they aren't exactly practical. Yeah, they're really cool, but are they something an NFL franchise would adopt, or is it something you'd only use in Madden? 

One of the latest Red Wolves concepts doesn't fall under that umbrella, and it might be most realistic option we've seen, especially when you consider the team's rebranding to Washington Football team. 

This design combines the wolf with the "W" in the logo, and while it's not exactly the team's new "W" logo, it could be easily modified. Then the uniforms don't veer too far away from what the team already has. 

"The logo also features two stripes going across the top of the letter, which symbolizes the two stripes on the D.C. flag," designer Matthew Harvey said. "The logo is to embrace the name of the red wolf as a fierce animal, as well as pay tribute in the style to the "Red Wolves" military helicopters. The logo, I feel, captures the feeling of both military and animal in this design.

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There appears to be a disconnect between Red Wolves fans and the field when it comes to the team's new name. Red Wolves hysteria has grown so big they reject every option that isn't their own, while those not in favor of it fear it's a bit too unorthodox. 

This design may be able to bring those two sides together, and while the fans won't have the final say in the team's permanent name, a united fanbase would be harder to ignore. 

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for coronavirus, the team confirmed on Sunday. Pederson is currently asymptomatic and following the established protocol which includes a self-quarantine.

Pederson is the second NFL head coach to contract the virus, as New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton shared that he tested positive back in March. 

Positive tests throughout the league come as no surprise as the pandemic continues on and players and staff begin to report to training camp. The situation around the league is a reminder of the health and safety risks that come with football restarting.

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Players and coaches are aware of that, and many have already announced that they are opting out of the 2020 NFL season. In Washington, Caleb Brantley is the only member of the roster to have removed himself from the campaign so far.

By Wednesday, August 5, all players will reportedly have to decide whether or not they will participate in the season as the league has set an opt-out deadline for that day. With 40 or so players already withdrawing and COVID-19 not going away in the near future, that number is likely to increase.

Though the NFL is working hard to put the proper protocols in place, the results from initial tests show that challenges remain. 

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