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Raiders pledge $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts

The Raiders have pledged $1 million to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The team announced the donation with a statement from owner Mark Davis. It did not specify where the team would direct the funds. “The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to stand alongside the incredible community leaders that are doing everything [more]

Breshad Perriman: Finish to 2019 just a glimpse of what’s to come

Newly signed Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman held his first media session since joining the team on Friday and he said he believes he’s only started to scratch the surface of his potential. Perriman was a disappointment in Baltimore after being taken in the first round of the 2015 draft and a change of scenery [more]

Rex Ryan calls Amari Cooper a “turd”

With no sports to create drama, people who talk about sports need to fill the drama vacuum. Former Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan, now with ESPN, did that on Friday, dubbing Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper a “turd.” “I wouldn’t have paid this guy,” Ryan said Friday on ESPN’s Get Up regarding Cooper and the [more]

Nick Vannett expects Broncos to rely on tight ends a lot

Nick Vannett signed with the Broncos as a free agent last month despite the presence of Noah Fant, Jeff Heuerman, Troy Fumagalli and Andrew Beck on the roster, but the size of the tight end room doesn’t bother him. The reason for that is the history of offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur’s offenses have frequently [more]

NFL must make clear, strong statement regarding importance of players staying at home

The past two days have included troubling images of high-profile NFL quarterbacks showing no regard for federal guidelines and state mandates to stay at home and to practice social distancing. On Wednesday, it was Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. On Thursday, it was Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. On Friday, it needs to be Commissioner Roger Goodell [more]

Derek Wolfe: I’ll show Ravens I’m worth a longer stay

Defensive lineman Derek Wolfe has had his eye on the Ravens for some time. Wolfe told the team’s website that he thought they were going to draft him in 2012, but he wound up landing with the Broncos. He also said he came close to requesting a trade last year in hopes of getting to [more]

Report: Revised Sammy Watkins deal has no-trade clause

A reduced salary for 2020 makes receiver Sammy Watkins‘ contract more tradeable. But he won’t be traded. The revised deal that bumps Kansas City’s cap space from $177 to $5,000,177 includes a no-trade clause, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. It’s a fair tradeoff. The Chiefs keep a key player, the key player knows his [more]

Dolphins’ free agent signings see coach Brian Flores as a big draw

The Dolphins were perhaps the most aggressive team at the start of free agency: Within three days of free agency’s official opening, Miami had announced deals with 10 unrestricted free agents. A major part of the reason for that is that Miami had plenty of salary cap space. But another reason is head coach Brian [more]

Adam Thielen: Stefon Diggs trade was a bummer

The Vikings fielded a potent receiving duo over the last few years, but they opted to break it up this offseason by trading Stefon Diggs to the Bills. It was not a development that brought a smile to the face of the other half of the tandem. Adam Thielen said he ” learned so much [more]

Bills don’t think Washington used Josh Norman properly

Washington couldn’t wait to get rid of Josh Norman, even after hiring his old coach. But another of his old bosses was all too happy to bring him in, and hopes he can return to his old form. During a conference call Thursday, Bills General Manager Brandon Beane believes they can bring out the best [more]

Aldon Smith’s new NFL contract comes with major questions

A player who was poised to become one of the best pass rushers in league history had his career interrupted in a way that had seemed permanent. Even though he has a new deal with the Cowboys, the interruption may still be permanent — for three reasons. First, despite the dramatic relaxation of most aspects [more]

Chiefs, Sammy Watkins agree to new deal

The Chiefs have a laughably small amount of salary cap space, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins has the biggest cap hit on the team. So it was widely expected that something had to give. And now it has. Watkins and the Chiefs have agreed on a new deal that will pay him a base salary [more]

Ty Law: Peyton Manning tried to get me drunk and talking about our defense

Peyton Manning never stopped looking for an edge, and one of his longtime rivals says that was particularly true over drinks. Hall of Fame cornerback Ty Law said this week on WEEI that Manning used to buy him drinks in Hawaii when the two were at the Pro Bowl together, hoping to get Law tipsy [more]

Report: Damarious Randall to sign one-year deal with Raiders

After having a contract fall through with cornerback Eli Apple, the Las Vegas Raiders have found another option to bolster their secondary. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, former Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall has agreed to terms with the Raiders on a one-year deal. Randall was one of the top free agents still left [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]

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