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NFLPA wants to spread pandemic financial losses over 10 years

Significant issues indeed remain between the NFL and NFL Players Association as management and labor struggle to resolve all issues that need to be resolved before pandemic football can be played. All are equally significant in this moment, but one carries universal significance: Money. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the NFL has received […]

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SEC commissioner: “We are running out of time”

The commissioner of the top conference in college football is sounding the alarm that if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t brought under control soon, the season is in jeopardy. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said today that his level of concern is “high to very high.” “We put a medical advisory group together in early April with […]

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Lawyer denies allegation of witness payments in Quinton Dunbar, DeAndre Baker case

Friday night’s news that a search warrant suggests witnesses received $55,000 to recant allegations of a robbery involving Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar (pictured) and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker became the latest twist in one of the most bizarre stories of the offseason. Predictably, the lawyer representing one of the men contends that the latest allegations […]

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Patriots settle grievances on Antonio Brown, Aaron Hernandez contracts

The Patriots have settled two longstanding grievances over former players’ contracts. According to ESPN, the settlements have freed up more than $7 million in cap space for the Patriots, who were almost completely out of cap space. The grievances came from Antonio Brown, who was cut one game after signing a one-year, $15 million contract, […]

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Washington name change “imminent”

The thorough review has moved rapidly. Eight days after Washington announced that a “thorough review” of the team’s name would occur, PFT has confirmed that a name change for the franchise is “imminent.” Per a source with knowledge of the situation, owner Daniel Snyder has become committed to changing the name before the start of […]

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“OL Masterminds Summit” features few masks, no distancing

As the NFL and the NFL Players Association haggle over every detail of football in a pandemic, one key question will be whether players can and will do everything they need to do — and not do everything they shouldn’t do — from August through December (or, in the case of 12 playoffs teams, into […]

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Patriots coincidentally gain $7 million in cap space after signing Cam Newton

Some would say it’s a coincidence that the Patriots signed quarterback Cam Newton before resolving a pair of grievances that freed up $7 million in cap space, at a time when the Patriots were cap strapped. Others would say that, with the Patriots, there are no coincidences. Consider the timeline. Newton’s bargain-basement deal, with a […]