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Albert Haynesworth begins dialysis while testing of potential kidney donors proceeds

Former NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is moving closer to getting the kidney he needs. Via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website, Haynesworth has provided an update regarding his health situation on Facebook. “First and foremost I want to thank each and everyone that prayed and supported me during this new ordeal, you guys [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Robert Ayers calls it a career

Defensive end Robert Ayers won’t be playing any more NFL games. Ayers announced his retirement in a post to his Facebook account on Tuesday. Ayers called the last 10 years a “helluva run” while dropping the curtain on his career. Ayers was a first-round pick by the Broncos in 2009 and spent five years in [more]

Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

Zach Mettenberger, Jonas Gray took part in this weekend’s XFL workouts

The XFL held its eighth and final showcase for players interested in jobs with team’s during the league’s reboot in 2020 in St. Louis this weekend. The first seven combine-style workouts were attended by handfuls of former NFL players and that remained the case this weekend. Former Browns first-round pick Trent Richardson and former Raiders [more]

Ronald Jones is bigger than last year, hopes to be better than last year

For Ronald Jones, the best thing about this year is it’s not last year. He is taking an Etchosketch approach, shaking it up to erase a forgettable rookie season. “Last year was a disappointment for me,” Jones said Saturday at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas. “I’m putting in the work to make sure it doesn’t happen [more]

Clyde Christensen: Jameis Winston “improved a ton” this offseason

Getting quarterback Jameis Winston to play at a higher level is one of the top priorities for the team’s new coaching staff and the coach charged with working directly with Winston says he’s seen signs of progress this offseason. Quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen said he’s been impressed by how committed to improvement Winston has been [more]

Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard bargain for its clients, and there’s nothing wrong [more]

“Hundreds of calls and offers” received after Albert Haynesworth asks for a kidney

Former NFL standout Albert Haynesworth has asked the fans for a kidney, and the fans are responding. Via the Knoxville News Sentinel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center chief communications officer John Howser said in a statement that the facility has received “hundreds of calls and offers for organ donation from well-wishers and individuals expressing interest.” That’s [more]

Four NFL teams have lost significant numbers of fans in last decade

Not surprisingly, fewer fans are going to games in person. Financial news site 24/7 Wall St. used sports attendance data from ESPN over the past 10 years and found every one of the four major sports leagues in the United States has seen a decline in total attendance from 2008 to 2018. But not every [more]

Albert Haynesworth needs kidney transplant

Albert Haynesworth retired after the 2011 season. He has had a couple of serious medical issues since. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle announced on social media this week that he needs a kidney transplant and is seeking a donor. “Well, this is hard for me to say, but my doctors said I should reach [more]

Bucs corner Ryan Smith suspended four games

The NFL announced that cornerback Ryan Smith has been suspended four games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances. (Which is weird, because today is definitely not Friday.) “We are disappointed that Ryan will be unavailable for the first four games of the season,” Bucs General Manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “We do [more]

Tony Romo favored to repeat in American Century Championship

Tony Romo hasn’t made a PGA Tour cut, but the fact that he has played in two PGA Tour events this year makes him the favorite to repeat in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this week. Caesars Sportsbook lists Romo with 5-2 odds with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder at [more]

Byron Jones admits to illegal contact, says officials don’t call it

During their memorable Super Bowl season of 2013, the Seahawks routinely engaged in illegal contact with opposing receivers, confident that the officials wouldn’t bog the game down by calling it over and over and over again. Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones, whose defensive backs coach had that same job with the 2013 Seahawks, has a more [more]

Buccaneers sign Jamel Dean

The Buccaneers are down to one unsigned draft pick. The team announced the signing of third-round pick Jamel Dean. The cornerback is the seventh of the team’s eight 2019 draft picks to sign and first-round linebacker Devin White is the only one still in need of a deal. In addition to being the only unsigned [more]

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