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2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, Vikings, Raiders, Colts and Bills each are scheduled for four primetime [more]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

2021 NFL Sunday Night Football schedule: Chiefs, Packers set for three appearances

The Chiefs fell short in Super Bowl LV, but they’re still in demand when it comes to Sunday Night Football appearances. The NFL released the schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday night and Kansas City is set for three appearances on NBC this season. They’ll face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2, host [more]

SoFi Stadium gets five prime time games

Last year the NFL’s long-awaited opening of its football palace in Southern California, SoFi Stadium, was somewhat muted, with no fans in the stands because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers is expected to be packed with fans, and the NFL is putting many [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Asante Samuel Jr. agrees to terms with Chargers

The Chargers have taken care of one piece of business before the start of rookie minicamp this weekend. Cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. has agreed to terms on his rookie four-year deal with Los Angeles, per his agent David Canter. Samuel was the 47th overall pick in the second round of this year’s draft, which should [more]

Steelers take on Bills, Browns face Chiefs in Week One slate on CBS

The full 2021 schedule won’t be out until later today, but the beginning of the season is taking shape. CBS announced its slate of Week One games and there are several intriguing matchups in the early and late window. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will begin their 2021 season in Buffalo, taking on a [more]

Chargers agree to terms with Christian Covington

The Chargers are adding another player to their defensive line. Defensive tackle Christian Covington has agreed to terms with Los Angeles, according to his agent David Canter. Covington spent last season with the Bengals, starting 14 of the 16 games he played. He was on the field for 53 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, [more]

2021 could end up have huge differences in attendance among the various stadiums

Saturday night’s boxing match at AT&T Stadium — attended by a pandemic record of 73,126 — is a sign of things to come when that venue once again hosts football games. Undoubtedly, the Dallas Cowboys will be playing before a full house this season. Other NFL teams in other NFL cities in other NFL states [more]

Mike Mayock: Casey Hayward is a true pro and young players will look up to him

The Raiders have taken several steps to improve their defense this offseason, including hiring coordinator Gus Bradley to take over the unit. Implementing the system could be easier with the addition of cornerback Casey Hayward. Las Vegas signed him to a one-year deal last week, following Hayward’s four seasons playing under Bradley with the Chargers. [more]

Chargers add Kemon Hall as a waiver claim

The Cowboys waived four players on Wednesday and three of them found new homes on Wednesday. Cornerback Kemon Hall was part of that trio. He was claimed off of waivers by the Chargers. Linebacker Ladarius Hamilton landed with the Buccaneers and cornerback Saivion Smith was claimed by the Seahawks. Defensive tackle Walter Palmore is the [more]

Brandon Staley: Rashawn Slater is an outstanding fit

The Chargers had an obvious need at left tackle and filled it by selecting Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater in the first round. Slater said that he couldn’t have picked a better place for himself, particularly with a good young QB like Justin Herbert and several offensive weapons. Slater’s new head coach agrees about Slater’s fit for [more]

Colts sign Malik Jefferson

The Colts added a veteran linebacker to the roster on Wednesday. The team announced the signing of Malik Jefferson. No terms of the deal were announced. Jefferson was a Bengals third-round pick in 2018 and he played 12 games for them as a rookie before being waived ahead of the 2019 season. He was claimed [more]

Raiders agree to terms with Casey Hayward

The Raiders are signing free agent cornerback Casey Hayward to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports. It reunites Hayward with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and defensive backs coach Ron Milus. The Chargers cut Hayward on March 13. Hayward, 31, was scheduled to make a $9.75 million base salary [more]

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