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  • DeSean Jackson posts anti-Semitic quote on social media July 7, 2020
    Eagles wide receive DeSean Jackson has been using his Instagram account to share anti-Semitic posts with his 1.4 million followers. Jackson posted an image of what he said was a quote from Adolph Hitler saying, “the Jews will blackmail America. [They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know […]
    Michael David Smith
  • Derek Watt says his agents kept Steelers interest in him quiet until right before signing July 7, 2020
    Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Derek Watt didn’t know that he would be joining his brother T.J. in black and gold until right before putting pen to paper on his new contract. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday, Watt said his agents had kept the true nature of the Steelers interest in him […]
    Curtis Crabtree
  • NFL, NFLPA talking again Tuesday as many things remain unsettled as camps approach July 7, 2020
    Training camps are set to begin at the end of the month which means time is running out for the league and the NFLPA to put a working plan in place for the start of the 2020 season. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, head coaches and general managers were told on Monday […]
    Curtis Crabtree
  • D.C. Congresswoman to propose bill for new stadium at RFK site after name change July 7, 2020
    Changing the name of the Washington football team is something Dan Snyder hasn’t wanted to do in the past. However, with pressure mounting against the name making the change could actually help give him the new stadium he does want for his franchise. According to J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes […]
    Curtis Crabtree
  • Power 5 decision-makers remain in wait-and-see mode July 7, 2020
    Power 5 decision-makers are targeting the end of July to determine if the season can start on time, Heather Dinich of ESPN reports. “We said from the onset of this pandemic that circumstances around the virus would guide our decision-making, and it is clear recent developments related to COVID-19 have not been trending in the […]
    Charean Williams
  • The preliminary Patrick Mahomes contract details July 7, 2020
    The numbers on any given contract don’t become official under the actual contract can be inspected and analyzed. For now, here’s the breakdown of the Patrick Mahomes contract that is making the rounds. It’s a twelve-year deal with a base value of $477.631 million. It averages, at signing, $39.8 million per year. The deal includes […]
    Mike Florio
  • Eagles allowing season ticket holders to opt out of 2020 July 6, 2020
    The Eagles have joined the growing list of teams that are allowing season ticket holders to opt out of 2020 and pick up in 2021 with no penalty. “As our preparations for the 2020 season continue, please know that we are working closely with league and government officials to make all necessary adjustments with the […]
    Charean Williams
  • Patrick Mahomes deal has $477 million in “guarantee mechanisms” July 6, 2020
    More details are emerging regarding the Patrick Mahomes mega-deal. And they are confusing. Mahomes’ agency, Steinberg Sports, has disclosed that the 10-year extension has a value of $503 million. The agency also says that the deal includes $477 million in “guarantee mechanisms and ability to have outs if guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised.” That last part […]
    Mike Florio
  • Lamar Jackson intends to proceed with third annual “Funday with LJ” (waiver required) July 6, 2020
    Pandemic be damned, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson intends to proceed with his third annual “Funday with LJ” event in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida. Jackson has posted an advertisement for the event on Instagram. On Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Jackson will host local children and family members at McNair Park for […]
    Mike Florio
  • Patrick Mahomes tweets “here to stay” to chase “a dynasty” July 6, 2020
    The Chiefs won the Super Bowl in February. Patrick Mahomes agreed to a 10-year deal Monday, the richest in NFL history. It feels like this is just the start for Mahomes and the Chiefs as the quarterback turns 25 in September. Mahomes tweeted shortly after ESPN reported Mahomes’ new deal. “Here to stay. . .!” […]
    Charean Williams
  • FC Dallas bows out of MLS return due to positive test results July 6, 2020
    American sports leagues like to think they’re always in control of their situations. As they try to resume or commences seasons, each is being periodically reminded that, when it comes to a pandemic, the virus controls the situation. Case in point: As Major League Soccer tries to resume its season, FC Dallas has bowed out. […]
    Mike Florio
  • Trae Waynes: Wait to officially sign with Bengals has been a headache July 6, 2020
    Cornerback Trae Waynes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bengals early in the free agency period, but that agreement hasn’t been followed by an official contract at this point. The Bengals are waiting to formalize things until Waynes can take a physical with the team’s doctors and that wait continues even though […]
    Josh Alper
  • Report: Patrick Mahomes extension not tied to percentage of cap July 6, 2020
    One of the questions we had in response to the news of Patrick Mahomes‘ agreement on a 10-year extension with the Chiefs was whether the quarterback’s compensation will be tied to a percentage of the salary cap. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the answer to that question is no. Per Schefter, the new money […]
    Josh Alper
  • With “best football” ahead, Anthony Castonzo back for “unfinished business” July 6, 2020
    Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo considered retirement this offseason. That possibility faded once he started working out in the offseason. Castonzo signed a two-year deal with the Colts, declining to test free agency. “I don’t think there was ever a question about coming back to the Colts,” Castonzo told Matt Taylor of the team website. […]
    Charean Williams
  • Reports: Raiders made offer to Jadeveon Clowney July 6, 2020
    The Raiders have are interested in Jadeveon Clowney, just not at a price that Clowney likes. Las Vegas has made Clowney an offer, according to multiple reports. That adds the Raiders to a list of teams with some interest in Clowney that also includes the Titans, Seahawks and Browns. But which team will end up […]
    Michael David Smith
  • Patrick Mahomes’ contract raises plenty of questions July 6, 2020
    The Patrick Mahomes contract, a stunning 10-year extension reportedly worth more than $400 million in new money, raises more questions than it answers. Let’s start exploring what needs to be known in order to properly value the deal. First, what’s the signing bonus? That’s the only sure thing in any of the deals. Second, how […]
    Mike Florio
  • Not many NFL players have received a 10-year (or more) contract July 6, 2020
    Not many players have received contracts of 10 years or more. Patrick Mahomes has, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Contract details have not leaked on the new deal for the Chiefs quarterback yet. But both the amount of money and the number of years will rank among the highest and longest deals in NFL history. […]
    Charean Williams
  • The President chides Washington for contemplating a name change July 6, 2020
    The President has chimed in on the likelihood that the Washington franchise will change its name from a dictionary-defined slur, and his position is exactly what you’d think it would be, regardless of your personal political beliefs. “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled […]
    Mike Florio
  • Several retailers have stopped selling Washington merchandise July 6, 2020
    Nike won’t be selling merchandise for Washington’s NFL team until the team changes its name and it appears several large retailers have made the same decision. Shortly after the team announced they were going to review the name last Friday, Walmart announced that they will not be selling the team’s merchandise. A search of the […]
    Josh Alper
  • Dontari Poe “leaning toward” kneeling, hoping to hear from Jerry Jones July 6, 2020
    Forty-two days have passed since a former Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has not talked publicly since the draft in April. Richard Sherman has noticed. Gerald McCoy has noticed. So, too, has new Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe. “His silence definitely means a lot because in any other situation [he] […]
    Charean Williams