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  • Voluntary bubbles could be the key to minimizing virus transmission

    Voluntary bubbles could be the key to minimizing virus transmission

    Getty Images NFL teams have, technically, a “virtual bubble” around each practice facility. But the bubble bursts each night, as players and coaches go home. Coupled with testing that has a 24-hour turnaround, the ability of players to go home (and potentially catch the virus from a family member, even if the player himself doesn’t […] More

  • Teddy Bridgewater: Cam Newton is Cam Newton; I'm still Teddy Bridgewater

    Teddy Bridgewater: Cam Newton is Cam Newton; I’m still Teddy Bridgewater

    Getty Images The Panthers were Cam Newton‘s team for nine seasons. He won a league MVP award and led the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Newton, though, is in New England, and for the first time since 2010, the Panthers have a No. 1 quarterback not named Newton. For the first time since 2015, Teddy […] More

  • Drew Brees sidesteps whether 2020 will be his last season

    Drew Brees sidesteps whether 2020 will be his last season

    Getty Images It’s become a given in league circles that 2020 will be the final season of Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ first-ballot-Hall-of-Fame career. Brees isn’t ready to give in to that line of thinking, however. Speaking to reporters for the first time during training camp, Brees sidestepped the question of whether he’s reaching the end […] More

  • Matt Ryan hopes to still be going strong at 43

    Matt Ryan hopes to still be going strong at 43

    Getty Images Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the second-youngest starter in the NFC South. But that’s only because two of the others are in their 40s. Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP, enters his thirteenth NFL season at the age of 35. How much longer does he want to play? “I’d like to chase those guys,” […] More

  • Sean Payton won't be surprised if some games are suspended

    Sean Payton won’t be surprised if some games are suspended

    Getty Images It’s a strange time in America, and among those who have a vested financial and/or rooting interest in the success of sport. Some insist that the articulation of any possibility of sport struggling to thrive during the worst pandemic in more than a century comes from a deep-seated desire to see the sport […] More

  • Mickey Loomis won't say if Saints are talking contract with Alvin Kamara

    Mickey Loomis won’t say if Saints are talking contract with Alvin Kamara

    Getty Images Saints running back Alvin Kamara is entering the fourth and final season of the contract he signed as a third-round pick in 2017 and that’s led to thoughts of a contract extension this offseason. Kamara said in April that he’d like a deal that allows him to remain in New Orleans beyond the […] More

  • Several teams in rough cap shape in 2021

    Several teams in rough cap shape in 2021

    Getty Images The NFL salary cap usually grows each year. Next year, it’s expected to shrink. And some teams are going to feel the pinch. Friday’s agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association guarantees that the salary cap won’t drop any lower than $175 million, but even that represents a significant drop from this […] More