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No decision yet on reversal of one-helmet rule

Last year, the NFL acknowledged that the one-helmet rule could change in 2021. It still could. Per a league spokesperson, there has been no resolution yet regarding the possibility that teams could be permitted to allow players to use more than one helmet during the course of a given season. That would give teams the [more]

Phillip Adams’ brain will be studied for CTE

Earlier this week, former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people before killing himself. Adams’ father said that “football messed him up.” Scientists will take a closer look at that specific question. Via the Associated Press, the brain of Phillip Adams will be tested for Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, a degenerative condition that [more]

Patriots cut Ross Reynolds

The Patriots waived offensive guard Ross Reynolds on Friday, according to the NFL’s transactions report. Reynolds, 25, has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game. The Patriots activated him from the practice squad for Week 17 in 2020, but he did not play a down. Reynolds entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Report: Phillip Adams shootings were sparked by decision to stop medication

It remains unknown why former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed a prominent South Carolina doctor, his wife, two grandchildren, and another person. A new report supplies a potential motive. South Carolina U.S. Representative Ralph Norman tells Alex Giles of WBTV that Dr. Robert Lesslie had been treating Adams, and that Dr. Lesslie [more]

David Tepper listed as richest NFL owner, with net worth of $14.5 billion

David Tepper remains the NFL’s richest owner, and he’s gotten a lot richer lately. Tepper’s net worth is listed at $14.5 billion on the latest Forbes billionaires list, which indicates that his net worth has risen by 21 percent since last year. The Panthers’ revenue may have declined along with the rest of the NFL’s, [more]

Phillip Adams’ father says: “I think football messed him up”

Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams obviously suffered from severe and untreated mental illness. That’s the only way to explain his decision to take five lives and then his own on Wednesday. His father blamed the situation on Adams’ football career. “I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “I think the [more]

Lane Kiffin: Bill Belichick is unique among NFL coaches in researching draft prospects

Lane Kiffin, the longtime coach who has is currently at Ole Miss and has coached at several big-time college programs in addition to a stint as head coach of the Raiders, says there’s one NFL coach who stands apart in his effort to learn about draft prospects: Bill Belichick. Kiffin told Pat McAfee that during [more]

Report: “Doubtful” Julian Edelman will be able to play entire 2021 season

The Patriots have brought in a slew of new players this offseason and this month’s draft will introduce more fresh faces to the mix, but there are some holdovers from the old days still on hand. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is part of that group, but word in February was that he was unsure his [more]

Former NFL player Phillip Adams kills five, then himself

Philip Adams, a former NFL defensive back who played for the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets, and Falcons, shot and killed five people on Wednesday and then committed suicide. Via the Associated Press, Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, two of their young grandchildren (Adah and Noah), and James Lewis. A sixth person [more]

Dustin Woodard back on Patriots’ roster after retiring prior to his rookie year

The Patriots selected Memphis center Dustin Woodard in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft. Four months later, Woodard retired. Now he’s coming back. Woodard has been reinstated to the Patriots’ active roster, according to Field Yates of ESPN. It’s unclear why Woodard changed his mind. He hasn’t spoken publicly about his decision. He [more]

Tom Brady on Bruce Arians: Great motivator, great feel for the team

In Tom Brady‘s 21-year NFL career, he has played 20 seasons for Bill Belichick and one for Bruce Arians. Reflecting on that one, Brady said Arians has been great to play for. “He’s a great motivator — he’s got a great feel for the team — a great pulse for what’s going on in a [more]

Tom Brady: I’ve got a little sickness in me that still wants to throw a freaking spiral

Tom Brady just won his seventh Super Bowl and his fifth Super Bowl MVP, and then signed a contract extension through the 2022 season. With the Buccaneers bringing back all 22 of their offensive and defensive starters, they’re clearly keeping the championship window open for as long as possible. Brady turns 44 in June and [more]

Tom Brady: I was always motivated by people doubting me, and I still feel that way

After seven Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady doesn’t have many doubters left. But he finds motivation in believing he’s been doubted. Brady told Michael Strahan that a big part of his motivation in his first season with the Buccaneers was believing that people had given up on him and thought he should retire. “I was [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

Bill Belichick reportedly ignored scouts in drafting N’Keal Harry

Last week’s comments from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, covered extensively here and on PFT Live, included a blunt and candid assessment of the team’s recent failures in the draft. “Really, the teams who draft well are the ones who will be consistently good,” Kraft told reporters last Wednesday. “I don’t feel like we’ve done the [more]

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