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, [more]

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There’s one big difference between 2011 and 2020, the years without OTA

Some NFL players who will be trying to get ready for football season without the benefit of an offseason program have been there, done that. Anyone in the league nine years ago prepared for the 2011 season without OTAs or minicamps, due to the lockout. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, a rookie first-rounder in 2011, [more]

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Bills, Giants, Jets players won’t be subject to 14-day quarantine before camp

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Friday that teams coming from areas with increasing rates of COVID-19 to play games against the Jets and Giants would be exempt from the 14-day quarantine in place for other travelers. Murphy did not say whether the same waiver would be in place for players for the Jets [more]

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Mahomes trusts NFL, NFLPA to find a good plan to get back to work

The best player in the NFL believes the 2020 season can be played safely. Despite increasing numbers of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 and growing concerns that sports simply can’t be played in a pandemic, Mahomes said today that he thinks the players’ union and the league will figure it out. “The NFLPA and the [more]

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Packers hope to host future college game after losing Wisconsin-Notre Dame

The Big Ten’s announcement Thursday that it will play a conference-only schedule this fall has affected one NFL team. The Packers were scheduled to host a game between Wisconsin and Notre Dame on Oct. 3. They no longer will. It will save wear and tear on Lambeau Field. The Packers had requested a road game [more]

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Jaguars sign rookie Laviska Shenault

As training camp approaches in less than three weeks, rookie signings are trickling in across the NFL, and the latest is Jaguars receiver Laviska Shenault. Shenault, who played his college football at Colorado, went to the Jaguars with the 42nd overall pick in the draft. In three years at Colorado, Shenault was twice chosen All-Pac [more]

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NFL players are banned from exchanging jerseys after games

NFL teams will be prohibited from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other, which means players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions are outlined in the gameday protocols finalized by the league and NFL Players Association on Wednesday. – Inactive players must either be in the designated bench area or must remain in the locker room, an empty suite or some other designated, isolated location in the stadium during pregame and throughout the game to avoid interactions with any non-team personnel.

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Cam Newton meets up with N’Keal Harry for workout

Cam Newton is continuing the process of developing relationships with his new Patriots teammates this week. Newton met up with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in Los Angeles last week so they could work out together and the quarterback spent some time with another member of the receiving corps this time around. Videographer John Aguero shared [more]

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