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Don Majkowski, Aveion Cason suing NFL, NFLPA over cuts to disability payments

Former NFL players Don Majkowski and Aveion Cason are suing the NFL and the NFL Players Association over cuts made to their disability payments through the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement. According to Ken Belson of the New York Times, Majkowski and Cason filed the complaint in court last Friday in Washington D.C. The newest [more]

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 06:03:52 +0000

Judge denies request to unseal records from Tom Benson competency proceedings

A New Orleans judge dismissed a request to unseal records related to the competency of former Saints owner Tom Benson on Tuesday. According to Jim Mustian of the Associated Press, multiple news organizations had been seeking the release of the records as a corollary to the team lending assistance to the Archdiocese of New Orleans [more]

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 04:35:19 +0000

Cowboys, Dak Prescott take next step toward potential divorce

The Cowboys have had chances to get quarterback Dak Prescott signed to a long-term deal. They’ve consistently failed to offer enough to get him to accept. Now, Prescott has more power over the team than ever. He’ll make $31.4 million this year. Absent a long-term deal after the season, he’ll either become a free agent [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:42:36 +0000

Some owners want to take financial hit from pandemic over next two years

The NFL Players Association wants the financial consequences of the pandemic to be absorbed by the salary cap from 2022 through 2030. Some owners want to take the hit sooner than that. Per a league source, multiple owners participating in Monday’s negotiating session with the NFLPA pushed for the losses due to the virus to [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:22:43 +0000

Browns sign second-rounder Grant Delpit to complete draft class

The Browns have their entire seven-player draft class signed. The last of those, safety Grant Delpit, came Wednesday afternoon. The team announced the second-rounder’s signing. The Browns used the 44th overall selection on Delpit after trading with the Colts, moving down three spots. Cleveland drafted Delpit’s former LSU teammate, cornerback Greedy Williams, in the second [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:11:44 +0000

Inside the Derrick Henry deal

Titans running back Derrick Henry was due to earn $10.278 million in 2020 under the franchise tag. On Wednesday, he traded in a $10.278 million bird in the hand for a guaranteed $25.5 million. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Henry will be fully guaranteed to make $25.5 million over the next two [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:06:58 +0000

Report: Mychal Kendricks cleared medically after torn ACL

Veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks tore his ACL while playing for the Seahawks in Week 17 and the injury led to a cool reception around the league when Kendricks hit the market as a free agent in March. Kendricks isn’t able to go visit any team facilities to work out right now, but an effort is [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:37:53 +0000

Bills, New Era naming-rights deal will end prematurely

The New Era era is old news in Buffalo. Via the Buffalo News, the Bills and the hat and apparel company have agreed to terminate the naming-rights relationship at the team’s stadium. “The Buffalo Bills and New Era Cap Company jointly announce that New Era has asked to be released from their naming rights and [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:35:04 +0000

Shaq Barrett’s agent optimistic about pass rusher’s future in Tampa

Buccaneers pass rusher Shaq Barrett signed the franchise tag Wednesday, the team announced. Barrett did not get the long-term extension he wanted but still hopes to remain in Tampa long term. That’s what he said Tuesday and his agent repeated Wednesday after the deadline for a long-term deal passed. “There will not be a long-term [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:33:19 +0000

Myles Garrett to Browns: Keep betting on me, I won’t let you down

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett shared video of his contract signing on Wednesday afternoon and the Browns made their official announcement of his extension a short time later. It’s believed to be a five-year, $125 million deal for a player that General Manager Andrew Berry said has the “make-up and performance” are essential characteristics for [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:20:59 +0000

Washington promotes Jeff Scott to assistant director of pro scouting

Washington announced Wednesday it promoted Jeff Scott to assistant director of pro scouting/advance coordinator. “Upon my arrival to Washington in January, Jeff Scott was one of the members of the previous staff that I immediately pinpointed as someone that fits the culture I am creating here,” Ron Rivera said in a statement. “I look forward [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:10:37 +0000

Kenyan Drake: Extension will come in due time

Running back Kenyan Drake got a transition tag rather than a franchise tag from the Cardinals earlier this year and that means he has a bit more time left to sign a multi-year deal before he’ll be locked into playing out the year on a one-year deal. A report on Wednesday indicated Drake and the [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 21:06:38 +0000

What is Dak Prescott’s future after not getting long-term deal?

The Cowboys haven’t had many instances in franchise history when they weren’t able to reach agreement with a cornerstone player they desired to keep. But they didn’t get Dak Prescott signed to a long-term deal before Wednesday’s deadline. Prescott becomes only the third NFL quarterback to play under the franchise tag, joining Drew Brees (2005) [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:57:32 +0000

Allen Robinson hasn’t heard from Bears about an extension

Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson kicked off the offseason by saying that he’d like to stick around Chicago beyond 2020, but that it takes two to tango when it comes to a contract extension. Robinson said that at the end of January and he’s yet to find a dance partner. Robinson was on ESPN 100 [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:55:37 +0000

Panthers owner makes scholarship donation to local HBCU

Panthers owner David Tepper has made his second big donation this week to a college in his area. Wednesday, Tepper and his wife Nicole announced a $250,000 gift to Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black college in Charlotte. The donation is for students overcoming financial hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:33:48 +0000

Myles Garrett signs extension with Browns

Word on Tuesday was that the Browns and defensive end Myles Garrett were close to finalizing a five-year extension and they got over the finish line on Wednesday. Garrett posted a video of him signing his new pact to his Instagram story on Tuesday afternoon. Garrett added another video that ended with a handwritten message. [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:33:41 +0000

Brett Veach: It was a priority to keep Chris Jones

Chris Jones’ deal with the Chiefs was signed, sealed and delivered Wednesday. The team posted a photo of Jones signing the four-year, $80 million deal that includes $60 million guaranteed and then sent out a release. “Chris is an elite defensive tackle in our league, and there is no better example of that than his [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:24:55 +0000

Titans, Derrick Henry reach four-year deal just before deadline

Sometimes a deadline is what it takes to motivate both parties to get a deal done. That appears to be the case with the Titans and Derrick Henry, who reached an agreement on a four-year contract just before the 4 p.m. deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts. If they hadn’t come to an [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:15:44 +0000

Kenny Stills sends message in booking photo, on social media after arrest

Kenny Stills‘ message remains the same after his Tuesday arrest in Kentucky. The Texans receiver wore a shirt in his booking photo that reads: “BREONNA TAYLORS KILLERS ARE STILL POLICE.” Stills posted the photo and wrote on social media: “’Good trouble‘ with my brothers and sisters organized by @untilfreedom. Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonnas [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:09:21 +0000

Blair Brown has domestic battery charges dismissed

A Florida judge dismissed domestic battery charges against former Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown stemming from a 2019 incident. Brown’s agent, Michael Boyer, released a statement Wednesday after Duval County Judge Emmet F. Ferguson granted defense attorney Zachary Schafer’s pretrial motion for dismissal July 8. “It’s very important to note that this case has been dismissed [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:40:45 +0000

Report: Jaguars have turned down multiple offers for Yannick Ngakoue

It’s obvious the Jaguars aren’t going to give defensive end Yannick Ngakoue a long-term deal before today’s deadline. Are they going to give in to his trade demand? A report earlier Wednesday indicated Ngakoue is willing to play elsewhere on the one-year, $17.8 million franchise tag. The obvious problem with that is a team willing [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:13:49 +0000

Report: Titans, Derrick Henry getting close on long-term deal

Despite a previous report that Derrick Henry wasn’t expected to get a long-term deal done with the Titans, it appears it’s going to happen. Henry and the Titans are finalizing a deal right now, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. They’re running out of time: The deadline is 4 p.m. Eastern today. Otherwise, Henry can only [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:07:56 +0000

Washington play-by-play voice Larry Michael leaving team

The offseason of change in Washington now extends to their radio booth. Via John Keim of ESPN.com, longtime radio play-by-play voice Larry Michael announced he was leaving the team. “After 16 great years my time with the organization is over,” Michael said in a statement. “As of today I’ll be retiring from my position with [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:06:43 +0000

Notre Dame A.D. ponders possibility of lost college football season

As multiple college Power 5 commissioners remain stuck at the conference-games-only “bargaining” phase, the most prominent athletic director without a conference has begun to slide toward “acceptance.” Via Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick admits that he has been “forced to seriously ponder in recent days” the possibility [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:57:08 +0000

NFL schedules Friday owners meeting to discuss start of camp

The scheduled start of training camp is drawing closer and the need for firm answers to many of the questions surrounding the NFL’s return remain unanswered. Talks between the NFL and NFLPA on issues like COVID-19 testing, economic fallout from lost revenues, opt-outs for players and injury protections for those who contract the coronavirus are [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:39:50 +0000

Rose Parade canceled, Rose Bowl game still on (for now)

America’s ongoing inability to contain the coronavirus is now canceling major events into 2021. The Tournament of Roses Parade, a staple of America’s New Year’s Day celebrations since 1891, has been canceled for 2021. It had previously been canceled only during World War II. But the Rose Bowl game remains scheduled, at least for now. [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:29:05 +0000

Tahir Whitehead: Luke Kuechly is Luke Kuechly and I’m me

Linebacker Tahir Whitehead wore No. 59 with the Lions and Raiders, but he didn’t make a big deal about changing numbers once he signed with the Panthers as a free agent this offseason. Whitehead will be wearing No. 52 and the Panthers are unlikely to have anyone wearing No. 59 anytime soon as it was [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:19:43 +0000

To avoid leaks, Daniel Snyder keeps small circle for name, logo process

As the Washington franchise continues an expedited process for selecting a new name and logo, team owner Daniel Snyder is doing what he can to avoid leaks. To that end, via Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, Snyder is “relying heavily on a small group of advisers that includes coach Ron Rivera.” Snyder’s concern, per [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:19:03 +0000

Tom Brady adjusts to Buccaneers as Buccaneers adjust to Brady

The Buccaneers have a new quarterback, and quarterback Tom Brady has a new team. Both will have to adjust. Buccaneers receiver Scotty Miller says that the adjustments have been, to date, mutual. “I think it’s been a little bit of both, honestly,” Miller told JoeBucsFan.com regarding the extent to which Brady is adapting to the [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 17:59:12 +0000

Philadelphia says no final decision has been made on fans at Eagles games

A day after saying that it was expecting no fans at Eagles games this year, the city of Philadelphia says nothing final has been decided. In a clarification issued today, the city made clear what has been the case for months: The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can change quickly, and no one knows for [more]

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 17:26:21 +0000

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