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Former Oilers, Bills receiver Bill Groman dies at 83

Former Oilers receiver Bill Groman died of natural causes in Houston this week, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Groman was 83. Groman (the holder in the photo) won four championships in a six-year career, earning two AFL championship rings with the Oilers and two with Buffalo. He also spent one year in Denver. [more]

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to discuss a potential visit or tryout or contract or anything. [more]

Report: Jamal Adams would accept trade to some places absent extension

Jets safety Jamal Adams has made it clear the entire offseason he is frustrated at the team’s lack of urgency at getting him a long-term deal. Now comes news that Adams has requested a trade. The Jets have not given Adams’ agent permission to speak with other teams, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News [more]

President Trump: If owners think Colin Kaepernick will help them win, they’ll sign him

President Trump revisited the Colin Kaepernick situation on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, the issue came up again during an appearance on FOX News. “If he has the ability,” Trump reiterated regarding Kaepernick’s prospects for a return to the NFL. “Look, you know, he can only get it if he has the ability. They’re not [more]

President says Colin Kaepernick “wasn’t playing up to snuff”

For the second time in less than a year, the President has said publicly that he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL, as long as Kaepernick deserves it. And in explaining that caveat, Donald Trump implies that football reasons, and only football reasons, have kept Kaepernick out. “If he deserves it, [more]

Texans will observe Juneteenth holiday

The Houston Texans are the latest NFL team to announce that they will observe the Juneteenth holiday. The Texans announced today that employees on both the business side and the football side of the operation will have Friday off and are encouraged to reflect on how they can contribute to social justice on this holiday. [more]

Romeo Crennel: The fire is hot right now, change needs to occur

Like most black Americans, Texans associate head coach Romeo Crennel and his family have experienced racism over the course his life. During a conversation with Texans chairman Cal McNair and other members of the McNair family, Crennel recounted his wife being the only coaches’ wife not invited to a luncheon and being called by a [more]

Roger Goodell: Positive COVID-19 tests are going to happen

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is among the Cowboys and Texans players who have tested positive for COVID-19. It served as a reminder that the NFL faces challenges to playing this season. The plan is to test players two to three times a week, hoping to catch positive cases before it can spread among the [more]

Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

The Commissioner is on the record regarding Colin Kaepernick. Ten days after creating a video that proclaimed “black lives matter” but omitted Kaepernick’s name, Roger Goodell has said that he wants a team to sign Kaepernick. “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team [more]

Cowboys won’t provide any information about COVID-19 cases

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been identified as one of the four Texans and Cowboys players who have tested positive for COIVD-19. But the team isn’t saying anything about it. “Due to federal and local privacy laws, we are unable to provide information regarding the personal health of any of our employees,” the Cowboys [more]

Four total Cowboys and Texans have tested positive

The report suggested a much larger number. The truth is that, for now, only a handle of Cowboys and Texans have tested positive for the coronavirus. Per a league source, two Cowboys and two Texans have tested positive. That’s four in all. The number, of course, could increase. According to the source, one of the [more]

Report: Cowboys and Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19

When NFL teams convene again for training camp, how to handle players who test positively for COVID-19 will be among the main concerns. Because there will be positive tests. According to NFL Network, several players from both the Cowboys and Texans have tested positive for COVID-19. The players in question aren’t believed to have been [more]

Deshaun Watson has written a book on leadership, service

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has always encouraged kids to read, and launched a summer youth reading challenge in Houston. Now, he’s making his own addition to the book club. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle,  Watson has authored a book called “Pass It On.” Available in July, the the book “illustrates how the [more]

Texas governor expects 50 percent capacity for football games

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told athletic directors from the state’s Football Bowl Subdivision programs to expect 50 percent capacity at football games this fall, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports. It stands to reason that the state’s two NFL teams can expect the same. AT&T Stadium, home to the Cowboys, does not have an official [more]

President vows not to watch NFL if players kneel

The kneeling-equals-disrespect crowd recently has turned their attention to the U.S. national soccer team, which recently repealed a rule that prohibits players from kneeling during the anthem. The rule, passed in 2017 after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick, is now gone, and those who refuse to understand that peaceful protest during the [more]

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