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Le’Veon Bell: Why would you trade Jamal Adams? I wouldn’t

Jamal Adams has said he wants out. Le'Veon Bell spoke for his teammate, clarifying the safety would rather stay with the Jets on a long-term deal. Therein lies the problem: The Jets don’t want to pay Adams now, and Adams doesn’t want to wait. Bell said he had a “great talk” with his teammate on [more]

Patriots coincidentally gain $7 million in cap space after signing Cam Newton

Some would say it’s a coincidence that the Patriots signed quarterback Cam Newton before resolving a pair of grievances that freed up $7 million in cap space, at a time when the Patriots were cap strapped. Others would say that, with the Patriots, there are no coincidences. Consider the timeline. Newton’s bargain-basement deal, with a [more]

Patriots settle grievances on Antonio Brown, Aaron Hernandez contracts

The Patriots have settled two longstanding grievances over former players’ contracts. According to ESPN, the settlements have freed up more than $7 million in cap space for the Patriots, who were almost completely out of cap space. The grievances came from Antonio Brown, who was cut one game after signing a one-year, $15 million contract, [more]

Ravens favored in every game this season

Point spreads are available for the entire 2020 NFL season, and the Ravens have the unique distinction of being favored in every game. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Ravens as favored in each game, with the two closest games being 2.5-point spreads at home against the Chiefs on September 28 and at the Eagles on October [more]

Hunter Henry does not anticipate long-term deal before deadline

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t expect to get a long-term deal before Wednesday’s deadline. Henry already has signed the $10.6 million franchise tender. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told Gilbert Manzano of the Southern California News Group on Friday. Henry, 25, has never played all 16 games in [more]

Bud Dupree files grievance, disputing he is a linebacker

Bud Dupree signed his franchise tender on April 23, but he has filed a grievance disputing what his position is, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Steelers want to pay Dupree as a linebacker rather than as a defensive end. The franchise tag for linebackers is $15.828 million, and it’s $17.788 million for defensive [more]

Colts will provide season ticket holders with an opt out for 2020

Colts owner Jim Irsay went an email to the team’s fans Friday, and the team posted it on its website. Irsay addressed season ticket holders in the memo, saying, “We understand that some of these changes will impact your ability to attend games this season and are in the process of developing our overall plan [more]

Chiefs cut quarterback Shea Patterson

Shea Patterson is the odd man out in the Chiefs’ quarterback room. Hours after the Chiefs agreed to terms with backup quarterback Matt Moore, they released Patterson, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Patterson went undrafted this year and signed with the Chiefs after the draft. He was Michigan’s starter the last two years and [more]

Jaguars sign fourth-rounder Ben Bartch

The Jaguars might be playing to 25 percent capacity this year, but they now have 41.7 percent of their draft class under contract. The team announced that fourth-rounder Ben Bartch has signed his rookie deal, making him the fifth of their 12 picks to sign. Bartch, an offensive lineman from Division III St. John’s University [more]

Randall Cunningham joins Raiders as their team chaplain

Randall Cunningham never played for the Raiders during his time as an NFL quarterback, but he has joined the organization ahead of their first season in Las Vegas. Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports that Cunningham will be the team’s chaplain. Cunningham went to UNLV and became a minister in the city after his playing career [more]

Bengals tell season ticket holders no tailgating in stadium parking lots

We’re preparing for a 2020 NFL season that looks very different from those that have come before and the Bengals have introduced another change into the mix. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders this week concerning procedural changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, per the Cincinnati Enquirer, one of those changes [more]

Chiefs bring back Matt Moore

Quarterback Matt Moore did his part to help the Chiefs get to the Super Bowl last season by filling in for Patrick Mahomes after Mahomes injured his knee in an October game against the Broncos and he’ll get a chance to help their title defense this year. Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports that Moore [more]

There’s one big difference between 2011 and 2020, the years without OTA

Some NFL players who will be trying to get ready for football season without the benefit of an offseason program have been there, done that. Anyone in the league nine years ago prepared for the 2011 season without OTAs or minicamps, due to the lockout. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, a rookie first-rounder in 2011, [more]

Bills, Giants, Jets players won’t be subject to 14-day quarantine before camp

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Friday that teams coming from areas with increasing rates of COVID-19 to play games against the Jets and Giants would be exempt from the 14-day quarantine in place for other travelers. Murphy did not say whether the same waiver would be in place for players for the Jets [more]

Mahomes trusts NFL, NFLPA to find a good plan to get back to work

The best player in the NFL believes the 2020 season can be played safely. Despite increasing numbers of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 and growing concerns that sports simply can’t be played in a pandemic, Mahomes said today that he thinks the players’ union and the league will figure it out. “The NFLPA and the [more]

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