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  • College football season moves closer to postponement, at best

    College football season moves closer to postponement, at best

    Getty Images The MAC was the first domino. And it may end up being big enough to knock the other ones over. Multiple reports indicate that college football season will be scrapped within the week. The focus then would turn to playing games in the spring. If that happens, plenty of draft-eligible players will tap […] More

  • Big Ten could be the next conference to cancel football

    Big Ten could be the next conference to cancel football

    Getty Images The Mid-American Conference may not be the biggest domino to fall today. Not even close to it. Pete Thamel of Yahoo.com reports that Big Ten school presidents are meeting on Saturday, and that “all options are on the table.” Including cancellation of the fall season. Thamel reports that it isn’t known whether enough […] More

  • Deion Sanders calls out those who opt out

    Deion Sanders calls out those who opt out

    Getty Images Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio recently decided not to share his views about players opting out. Former Washington (and Atlanta and Dallas and San Francisco and Baltimore) cornerback Deion Sanders has decided to go the other way. “All Players OPTING out in all sports PLEASE BELIEVE the game will go on without […] More

  • Zach Ertz sees big loss in canceling high school football season

    Zach Ertz sees big loss in canceling high school football season

    Getty Images Eagles tight end Zach Ertz says that if Pennsylvania cancels high school sports for the rest of this year, as the governor is recommending, it’s going to be a big loss for kids like him. “I want kids to be healthy, first and foremost,” Ertz said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “That’s the primary […] More

  • Jarrett Stidham "definitely ready" to compete with Cam Newton

    Jarrett Stidham “definitely ready” to compete with Cam Newton

    Getty Images Friday was the day for Patriots quarterbacks to meet with the media and Brian Hoyer, Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham all did their time on Zoom calls with reporters. Newton talked about how it has been a “breath of fresh air” to join the team after nine seasons in Carolina, but his arrival […] More

  • Trevor Lawrence thought about opting out but will play for Clemson this year

    Trevor Lawrence thought about opting out but will play for Clemson this year

    Getty Images Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is widely regarded as the likely first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, considered opting out of the upcoming college football season before deciding to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yeah, I think everyone’s thought about it just with everything going on,” Lawrence said, via the Greenville […] More

  • Report: Daniel Snyder sues over reports that surfaced last month

    Report: Daniel Snyder sues over reports that surfaced last month

    Getty Images The days preceding last month’s report in the Washington Post regarding 15 former Washington Football Team employees alleging sexual harassment against the team consisted of over-the-top rumormongering regarding the potential content of the anticipated story. Team owner Daniel Snyder is now taking legal action in response to the worst of the rumors. TMZ.com […] More

  • Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

    Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

    Getty Images Before Thursday’s deadline for players to opt out of taking part in the 2020 season, PFT noted that any player who decided not to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic after the deadline would have the option of retiring. Panthers tackle Russell Okung is reportedly considering that option. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that […] More

  • Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott "very upbeat, very driven"

    Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott “very upbeat, very driven”

    Getty Images Dak Prescott didn’t get the long-term contract he coveted this offseason. He will get it at some point, whether it’s in Dallas or elsewhere. Prescott has not indicated disappointment. Maybe it’s because the franchise tender of $31.4 million will pay Prescott almost $28 million more than the quarterback made in his first four […] More

  • Chris Simms top 40 QBs: Baker Mayfield

    Kevin Stefanski met with Baker Mayfield in Austin this offseason

    Getty Images One of the first things on Kevin Stefanski’s to-do list after the Browns hired him was to head to Austin, Texas, for a face-to-face meeting with Baker Mayfield. As it turns out, it was months before Stefanski saw Mayfield in person again. “I went down to see Baker in [February] prior to everything […] More

  • Falcons have worked out coaching contingency plans

    Falcons have worked out coaching contingency plans

    Getty Images “Next man up” applies to coaching staffs too, so Falcons coach Dan Quinn spent some time this offseason coming up with a contingency plan. Via the team’s official website, Quinn said that if he were to contract COVID-19 and wasn’t able to work, that assistant head coach and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich would take […] More

  • Hall of Fame changes selection process to enshrine more coaches

    Hall of Fame changes selection process to enshrine more coaches

    Getty Images The Pro Football Hall of Fame is changing the way it selects Hall of Famers, and coaches are likely to benefit. Starting next year and through the Class of 2024, the selection process will always include one coach finalist to go along with one senior and one contributor and the regular 15 finalists. […] More

  • Jake Fromm on racist texts: That’s not indicative of who I am

    Jake Fromm on racist texts: That’s not indicative of who I am

    Getty Images Jake Fromm apologized Friday for racist text messages sent to a childhood friend in 2019 that surfaced in June. The rookie quarterback said his words, calling for gun silencers to be “very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha,” came from a lack of perspective and being “naive, young and […] More

  • NFL adjusts testing procedures to address false positives

    NFL adjusts testing procedures to address false positives

    Getty Images The Matthew Stafford situation forced the NFL and NFL Players Association to revisit its COVID-19 testing protocols to address the dynamic of false positives. Per multiple reports, the NFL and NFLPA have unveiled a revised protocol aimed at addressing, and rectifying, the possibility of false positives. Although the memo doesn’t use the term […] More

  • Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

    Russell Okung would owe Carolina up to $2.5 million if he retires, in theory

    Getty Images Panthers tackle Russell Okung didn’t opt out, but he may eventually retire. It’s a smart way to manage an opt-out deadline that arrived way too early for NFL players to make an informed decision about whether to be all in or all out of the 2020 season five weeks before the first game is […] More

  • Tyrod Taylor undeterred by Justin Herbert's presence

    Tyrod Taylor undeterred by Justin Herbert’s presence

    Getty Images After Philip Rivers left for Indianapolis, everyone expected the Chargers to draft a quarterback. Even Tyrod Taylor. “I figured that the Chargers would take a quarterback,” Taylor said Friday, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “But that never necessarily changed my mindset or my attack to the year.” The Chargers selected Oregon quarterback Justin […] More

  • NFL introduces point of care testing

    NFL introduces point of care testing

    Getty Images The memo generated by the league on Friday to all teams regarding changes to the coronavirus testing protocol contains a new development that could eventually go a long way toward enhancing the testing process: The NFL is now using “point of care” testing along with off-site testing for COVID-19. Point of care is the […] More

  • Cooper Kupp hopes to stay with the Rams long term

    Cooper Kupp hopes to stay with the Rams long term

    Getty Images Robert Woods is looking for a new contract from the Rams, saying Thursday he hopes to stay in Los Angeles long term. A day later, Cooper Kupp repeated the sentiment. Kupp is entering the final season of his rookie deal, scheduled to make $2.133 million in base salary in 2020. “We haven’t had […] More

  • Mike McCarthy: Cowboys will discuss national anthem stance

    Mike McCarthy: Cowboys will discuss national anthem stance

    Getty Images Cowboys owner Jerry Jones annually holds a state of the franchise press conference to open training camp. Not this year. That’s just one of many things COVID-19 has affected. Jones has not talked to the media since the draft in late April, leaving new coach Mike McCarthy to answer questions about the team’s […] More

  • Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie retires

    Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie retires

    Getty Images Longtime Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie is borrowing a page from his friend Eli Manning, and walking out without ever having played for another team. DeOssie announced Friday that he was retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. “As many of you know, I made this decision months ago, but I wanted to […] More