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Tyrod Taylor undeterred by Justin Herbert’s presence

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 Herbert with [more]

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

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 played. If [more]

Report: Russell Okung considering retirement due to COVID concerns

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 Okung, who [more]

Bosa brothers have talked about eventually being teammates

When the Bosa brothers were working out and hanging out all offseason, they had plenty of time to talk. So naturally, the thoughts of eventually being teammates crossed their minds. “Yeah, we spent every waking hour together the past six months, so obviously we have conversations like that,” 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa said, via [more]

Opt-out deadline passes, with 67 NFL players taking option

The deadline for players to opt out for 2020 passed at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. A total of 67 players took the option to sit out the season. (Offensive lineman Larry Warford is not on the list since he is a free agent.) The 67 players will see their contracts toll, whether the opt out [more]

Family sues developer over falling death of worker at SoFi Stadium

The family of Juan Becerra, a SoFi Stadium construction worker who fell to his death in June while working on the project, is suing the developers over alleged unsafe working conditions that led to his death. According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior [more]

Cardinals sign Andre Patton, Kentrell Brice

The Cardinals made the signing of safety Kentrell Brice official, announcing the deal Wednesday afternoon. The team also signed receiver Andre Patton. The Bears waived Brice on July 26. He did not play last season. Patton, 26, played 13 games with five starts with the Chargers last season. He made six receptions for 56 yards [more]

Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Pederson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I each [more]

Winston Moss makes pitch to stay with XFL

Long-time Packers assistant Winston Moss had served as the head coach of the XFL 2.0’s Los Angeles franchise. Moss hopes to keep working for XFL 3.0, which subject to bankruptcy court approval will be owned in part by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “I was excited to hear the news,” Moss told “I’ve been on [more]

New XFL owners “love” having eight teams, and eventually having more than eight

The re-resurrected XFL will move forward under the management of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his ex-wife and current business manager Dany Garcia, and RedBird Capital. Garcia spoke to Daniel Kaplan of regarding the vision for XFL 3.0, if/when the bankruptcy court approves the transaction. For starters, Garcia suggested that the XFL will have eight [more]

Joey Bosa’s new contract came together faster than he expected

Joey Bosa‘s first NFL contract didn’t get done until training camp was over and his camp and the Chargers engaged in one of the most contentious negotiations a rookie has had in recent NFL history. His second NFL contract was very different. Bosa and the Chargers agreed to a contract last week that Bosa says [more]

Chargers cut six to get to 80 players

The Chargers aren’t waiting to drop to the 80-player limit put in place for this summer by an agreement between the NFL and NFLPA. The team announced on Saturday that they have dropped defensive tackle P.J. Johnson, tackle Koda Martin, wide receiver Andre Patton, tight end Jared Rice, safety Roderic Teamer and tight end Andrew Vollert from the roster. The moves leave the [more]

The full Joey Bosa contract breakdown

At first blush, the new contract for Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa looked great. On closer inspection, it’s spectacular. Here are the full details of the deal Bosa signed this week, per a source with knowledge of the numbers. 1. Signing bonus: $35 million. 2. Fully-guaranteed roster bonus, due August 15: $7 million. 3. 2020 [more]

Tyrod Taylor may start, but Anthony Lynn wants Justin Herbert ready

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said that from a sheer experience standpoint, it was likely that Tyrod Taylor would be his starting quarterback in Week One. Beyond that, he’s making no promises, making sure rookie Justin Herbert is ready at any point after that. The first-round pick isn’t being thrown into the lineup the way Joe [more]

Anthony Lynn glad to have Joey Bosa extension out of the way

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is happy that a contract question mark over a star player won’t be hanging over their heads this summer. “Joey is tied down for a little while and we’re all excited about it. We have some other guys with contracts coming up but time will tell,” Lynn said, [more]

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