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Friday’s Playmakers podcast focuses on the WFT investigation, again

The story that the NFL would love to see die continues to survive, thanks most recently to the efforts of Congress to get to the truth. The Washington Football Team workplace misconduct investigation and, more recently, the scandal regarding 650,000 emails has become the focal point of an effort by the U.S. House Oversight and [more]

Will Jon Gruden sue the NFL?

When former Raiders coach Jon Gruden told HBO producer Maggie Burbank that “the truth will come out,” many shrugged and said, “It already has.” But there are plenty of untold truths unrelated to the emails that Gruden sent to former Washington executive Bruce Allen. If Gruden is so inclined, he could pursue those truths by [more]

Landon Collins willing to step in at linebacker for WFT even if he’s not happy about it

The Washington Football Team is in need of help at linebacker and Landon Collins is willing to answer the call despite him extensive history playing safety instead. But just because he’s willing to do it doesn’t mean he wants to play the position for very long. “I’m a team player,” Collins said, via Peter Hailey [more]

NFL: We “look forward” to speaking with Chair of House Oversight and Reform Committee over WFT investigations

Congress has entered the chat regarding the WFT workplace misconduct investigation. And the NFL can’t afford to be perceived as trying to run and hide. Even if it would love too. Via the Associated Press, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy acknowledged the league has received Thursday’s letter from the House Oversight and Reform Committee seeking extensive [more]

Whitney Mercilus: Coming to Packers “pumps new life” into me

Whitney Mercilus spent his entire NFL career with one team before the Texans released him this week and he’s enjoying his first chance to spend time with another club. Mercilus officially signed with the Packers on Thursday and said he also heard from the Steelers and Chiefs before choosing Green Bay. Mercilus said the Packers’ [more]

In WFT letter to Roger Goodell, Congress points to NFL’s “prominent platform” and “national implications” of its actions

Many will say, as many often do, that Congress has better things to do than to poke around the private investigation conducted by one of the private companies belonging to a private sports league. The NFL, however, isn’t some mom-and-pop operation with limited influence on a small circle of people. The NFL has become a [more]

Congressional committee seeks information on Gruden/WFT email scandal

The NFL has run out of time on its effort to run out the clock. Hopeful that the scandal regarding the supposedly secret emails obtained through the investigation of workplace issues at the Washington Football Team would die on the vine, the league has had one of its typically worst fears come to fruition. Congress [more]

Jon Gruden to HBO: “The truth will come out”

We haven’t heard much from Jon Gruden since he abruptly resigned as Raiders head coach 10 days ago. HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel has heard a little more. Andrea Kremer, who recently profiled Raiders owner Mark Davis for the show, explains on the latest episode of the Real Sports Podcast that a producer recently cold-called [more]

Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin return to practice for Washington

The Washington Football Team got a couple of key offensive players back on the practice field Thursday. Running back Antonio Gibson (shin) and wide receiver Terry McLaurin (hamstring) were practicing after sitting out Wednesday’s session. Both players were on the injury report and listed as questionable last week, but they played in Washington’s loss to [more]

Matt LaFleur: We’re fortunate to get someone like Whitney Mercilus at this point in the season

Needing a boost to their group of edge rushers, the Packers signed former Texan Whitney Mercilus this week. Mercilus, 31, has been a consistent presence for Houston since the team drafted him in the first round back in 2012, recording 57.0 sacks for the franchise. He recorded 3.0 sacks and four tackles for loss in [more]

Taylor Heinicke: Trying to be too perfect hasn’t allowed me to play at my best

When Washington beat Atlanta in Week Four, quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s performance was a significant reason why. He threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the contest, including finding J.D. McKissic for the game-winning 30-yard touchdown with 33 seconds left. But since then, things haven’t gone so well for Washington’s quarterback. He completed only 48 [more]

Daniel Snyder denies leaking WFT emails

The NFL won’t say whether it’s investigating the origin of the leaks of emails that brought down Raiders coach Jon Gruden and exposed a too-cozy relationship between NFL general counsel Jeff Pash and former Washington president Bruce Allen. One of the few potential suspects has denied on the record any role in the leaking of [more]

Bruce Allen sent questionable photo to multiple members of league office in 2011

Slowly but surely, we’re gathering more information about the 650,000 emails that the league persistently refuses to release. And some of the information makes the reasons for keeping the emails secret even more obvious. Per a source with knowledge of the contents of the trove of emails sent to and received by former Washington president [more]

Matt LaFleur on David Bakhtiari’s return: It’s something we’ll just take day by day

Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari is officially taking another step toward his return. Head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed to reporters that Bakhtiari will practice on Wednesday for the first time since tearing his ACL in practice on New Year’s Eve last year. LaFleur said on Monday that he expected Bakhtiari to practice this week. “He’ll [more]

Bruce Allen, Jeff Pash exchanged more than 1,000 emails

There are plenty of questions that remain unanswered regarding the developments that culminated in the resignation of Raiders coach Jon Gruden. Here’s one to which we’ve recently gotten an answer. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the 650,000 emails sent to or by former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen includes more than [more]

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