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Could Bill Belichick and Cam Newton coexist?

Cam Newton has faced Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton has beaten Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton is a free agent. But Bill Belichick has shown no inclination to adopt the manta, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Scott Pioli, who won three Super Bowl rings setting the personnel table for Belichick in New England, [more]

Kevin Demoff acknowledges pandemic could delay SoFi Stadium completion

Construction continues at SoFi Stadium, even as positive coronavirus cases have popped up at the site. And Rams COO Kevin Demoff continues to be optimistic that the stadium will be completed in time, even as he acknowledges the possibility that may not happen. “This is not the time you want to be finishing a stadium, [more]

Chargers waiting to figure out who will play left tackle

The Chargers traded left tackle Russell Okung to the Panthers for right guard Trai Turner last month and the team isn’t ready to say who will be filling Okung’s spot on the offensive line. They got a chance to see Trent Scott and Trey Pipkins at the position at points last year when Okung was [more]

Anthony Lynn: If healthy, Cam Newton is going to be a good QB for someone

The Chargers may or may not be spreading word they are not interested in Cam Newton. They are not going to make any declarations public, however. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was asked specifically about the team’s interest in Newton during a conference call Wednesday. “We’re looking at everybody,” Lynn said, via Lindsay Thiry of ESPN. [more]

Chargers expect Mike Pouncey will be cleared by the time football activities start

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn covered a lot of topics during a session with reporters on Wednesday, including the status of center Mike Pouncey. Pouncey went on injured reserve in October with a neck injury that required surgery. He had not been given medical clearance at the end of last year, but said his plan [more]

Anthony Lynn says Tyrod Taylor in “driver’s seat but nothing is finalized”

The Chargers may or may not sign a veteran quarterback to take over the starting job. They may or may not draft a quarterback in the first round as the heir apparent. For now, the best quarterback on their roster is Tyrod Taylor. Taylor, 30, campaigned for a chance at the job over the weekend, [more]

Saints, Packers among teams showing interest in Jordan Love

The Dolphins got to meet face to face with Utah State quarterback Jordan Love before the NFL imposed travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other teams didn’t get that chance, so they’re having to get to know him on FaceTime or Zoom. The Saints, Packers, Chargers, Raiders, Dolphins and Colts have had contact with [more]

Bryan Bulaga: “Disheartening” to see so many players not vote on CBA

NFL players approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement earlier this year by a 60-vote margin, but that could have been different had more votes been cast during the process. Nearly 22 percent of the eligible voters elected not to cast a ballot. Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga was not in that group and he expressed some [more]

Chargers told Chris Harris he’ll be playing in the slot more this season

At the end of 2019, cornerback Chris Harris discussed what he’d be looking for in a team to sign with once he hit free agency this year. Harris said “how they’re going to use me” was a major factor for him and said that he wanted to spend more time playing in the slot because [more]

Another SoFi construction worker presumed positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 is not stopping construction at SoFi Stadium. Although most of California is shut down under a stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 19, construction projects are exempt. The inevitable has happened, however. One worker tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend and another was “presumed positive” Monday, according to the Los [more]

Chargers may be spreading the word that they don’t want Cam Newton

After the Chargers failed to land Tom Brady, they debated acquiring Cam Newton. The debate apparently has been resolved. Colin Cowherd, who has a relationship with the team that dates back to his visit to their war room on the first night of the 2018 draft, tried to make the case on Monday that Newton [more]

Philip Rivers knows “80 to 85 percent” of Colts offense already

If there are any offseason programs in the NFL this year, they are going to be much shorter than usual and that will leave new members of teams with less of a chance to get acclimated to new schemes in a team setting. That will be a bigger problem for some players than others and [more]

Tua Tagovailoa ready to compete without any restrictions

Tua Tagovailoa’s plan to work out for scouts next month and to be re-examined by NFL team doctors has not gone as planned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The quarterback’s rehab, though, has gone as expected. Or maybe even better than expected. Chris Cabott, the president and COO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, told Eric [more]

Steve Ballmer pledges more than $25 million to coronavirus relief efforts

The NFL is falling behind the NBA in one key area. L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has, through his foundation, pledged more than $25 million to coronavirus relief efforts, according to the L.A. Times. The Ballmer Group’s latest contribution will be used to accelerate testing for a vaccine, per the report. The biggest donation from [more]

Chargers, Raiders among teams talking to Justin Herbert

Draft projections for Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert have been all over the map, but it’s likely that several teams will be planning virtual visits with him. Two teams that have already arranged video calls with Herbert are the Chargers and Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. With NFL team facilities on lockdown because [more]

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