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Worker at SoFi Stadium tests positive for COVID-19

A construction worker at SoFi Stadium has tested positive for COVID-19, Turner/AECOM Hunt confirmed in a statement. The worker is recovering, and those who were in contact with him were notified. It has not stopped construction on the new home of the Rams and Chargers. Turner/AECOM Hunt said social distancing protocols are being followed. “This [more]

Eagles feel J.J. Arcega-Whiteside “needs to take a big jump”

The wide receiver position was a big topic of conversation during Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman’s conference call last week. He touched on why the team didn’t make a trade for DeAndre Hopkins and said that Alshon Jeffery needs to get healthy after Lisfranc surgery, while adding that his view of the group is “maybe [more]

Washington signs Ronald Darby

Free agent cornerback Ronald Darby is heading to Washington. Darby agreed to a one-year deal today, according to multiple reports. Last year Darby started 11 games for the Eagles before he was placed on injured reserve with a hip injury. Darby was a second-round pick of the Bills in 2015 who played two years in [more]

Geronimo Allison signs with Lions

The Lions have signed a free agent wide receiver away from a division rival. Geronimo Allison, who has played the first four years of his career in Green Bay, signed with Detroit today. The 26-year-old Allison had a career-high 34 catches last season, but he also had a career-low average of 8.4 yards per catch. [more]

Falcons still haven’t announced Todd Gurley deal

The news that the Falcons have agreed to terms with a former XFL player raised an interesting point regarding a much more high profile acquisition that the Falcons have made during the ongoing free agency period. The Falcons have said not a word about agreeing to terms with running back Todd Gurley. The revised rules [more]

Stephon Gilmore unsurprised by Brady leaving, unfazed by Stidham starting

Tom Brady left the Patriots for the Buccaneers. Many were surprised. Patriots cornerback Stephen Gilmore was not among them. “Not surprised,” Gilmore told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “A player like him, playing somewhere that long, you never can see it, but it shows you that in the National Football League it can be anyone going [more]

Jordan Howard says he’s 100 percent after 2019 shoulder injury

Running back Jordan Howard signed with the Dolphins this month and his first offensive touch with his new team will be his first in a long while. Howard did not carry the ball or catch a pass after Week Nine last season and missed all but one of the Eagles’ games over the remainder of [more]

Rams have lost several key players, say that was part of the plan

The Rams spent the last couple years making win-now moves, trading first-round draft picks and paying players expensive contracts. This is the year the bill comes due. Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff says the team understood all along that the 2020 offseason would be a year in which they’d have to say goodbye to [more]

Aaron Rodgers nearly was stuck in Peru

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly ended up stuck in Peru earlier this month, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rodgers told Pat McAfee and A.J. Hawk on Friday that he and three traveling companions exited the South American country on March 18, just before the airport closed. “That was quite the ordeal,” Rodgers said, via Reuters. [more]

Bobby Hebert Sr., father of former NFL QB, dies of COVID-19

Bobby Hebert Sr., the father of former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert Jr., died from COVID-19 on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports. Hebert Sr. was 81. Hebert Jr. played for the Saints and Falcons and now serves as an analyst for WWL Radio in New Orleans. He and his wife, Jojo, released a statement that [more]

Cam Newton posts video of throwing session, with a new message

Four days after the Panthers dumped quarterback Cam Newton, he continues to prepare for his second act. But he wants one thing to be clear: He’s no long shot. “People love a good underdog story,” Newton said on Instagram with his trademark tough-to-decipher font. “This ain’t that. Sh-t, I been a dog.” Indeed he has. [more]

Who are the most intriguing available free agents?

More than a week into free agency, plenty of intriguing names remain available — including a trio of No. 1 overall draft picks. So, on Friday’s PFT Live, Peter King and I drafted the available free agents we find the most intriguing. The video is attached. We picked three each, along with an unplanned honorable [more]

Did Drew Brees do a team-friendly deal?

Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis is praising quarterback Drew Brees for taking a team-friendly deal. Which raises this question: Was it really a team-friendly deal? “We needed to know what Drew was going to count on our [salary] cap this year, what resources are we using because then that gives us the ability to do some [more]

Who are the best receivers of all time?

In this world without live sports, we’ve got to find something to talk about. Earlier this week, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs helped fill the vacuum with one simple tweet: “Top 5 wideouts to ever play the game . . . GO.” Simms and I did just that on PFT Live, with a five-round draft of [more]

John Lynch on unusual draft: “No excuses, no explanations”

Some teams will embrace the unusual circumstances of the 2020 draft as a way to make excuses if/when their picks become busts. 49ers G.M. John Lynch will not be using the coronavirus as CYA. “This draft is absolutely huge for us, so there’s no excuses, no explanations,” Lynch said in a recent video he posted [more]

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