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5:59 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints plan to place a first-round tender on restricted free-agent quarterback Taysom Hill on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, meaning another team would have to cough up a first-round draft pick to sign him away. The Saints also will have the right to match
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3:01 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers, a vocal opponent of the collective bargaining agreement, isn’t sure whether it will pass the full NFL players vote that is underway because he isn’t sure how many of the rank-and-file in the league care enough to consider all the provisions. That’s the sentiment he expressed
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3:44 PM ET With two weeks until he becomes a free agent, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday during an Instagram livestream with UFC president Dana White, “I don’t know what the future holds.” “Right now, I’m just trying to be patient through this process. It’s my first time going through it,” Brady
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5:15 PM ET The Washington Redskins are giving Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams an opportunity to seek a trade, sources tell ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Williams, 31, held out all of last season, citing issues with the medical staff and former team president Bruce Allen. Williams had cancerous tissue removed from his scalp and was
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7:58 PM ET Former Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a traffic accident last September, has agreed to a one-year deal with his hometown team, the Carolina Panthers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Smith’s girlfriend, Petara Cordero, was struck and killed by a driver on Interstate 90 in Cleveland.
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7:48 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert announced Wednesday that he will not be participating in an autograph signing scheduled for this weekend because of concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Mostert took to Twitter to make the announcement, noting that he and his wife Devan are expecting
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12:23 PM ET Joe Burrow, the potential top pick in the NFL draft, is flattered by the comparison to Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. Burrow isn’t exactly embracing it, however. When he was asked about NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s comments that Burrow and Brady share similar mechanics, Burrow demurred
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3:54 PM ET The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round selection in this year’s draft, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The trade cannot be processed until the new league year begins March 18. Bouye told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he was informed
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2:38 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hours after tornadoes hit multiple areas in and around Nashville, the city’s professional sports teams are working to help the community recover. Starting at 11 a.m. CT, the Nashville
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6:00 AM ET It’s hard to find something to complain about when it comes to examining quarterback Joe Burrow‘s prolific final year at LSU. He slipped away from pocket pressure, set passing records and commandeered the Tigers to their first national championship since 2007. All of that culminated with Burrow ascending draft boards, where he
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3:33 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys are not exactly sure what will happen with quarterback Dak Prescott and tight end Jason Witten over the next few weeks, but the team is prepared to at least secure that their 2019 backups are under contract for 2020. The Cowboys are likely to use the
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12:39 PM ET New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder explained to NBCSports.com why he will vote yes on the proposed collective bargaining agreement, saying it’s “a great deal for the core players.” Many star players, such as Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, have voiced their disapproval of the proposed CBA, which would
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5:59 PM ET Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, are about to become parents again. Kelly announced on Instagram on Sunday they are expecting “Baby Stafford #4” this summer. The Staffords had twin daughters Chandler and Sawyer in 2017 and a third daughter, Hunter, in 2018. Kelly Stafford wrote in an Instagram
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6:00 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: 1. Middle Tennessee visit creates a buzz: Four pictures of Patriots coach Bill Belichick working out Middle Tennessee defensive end/outside linebacker Tyshun Render on Monday spread quickly on social media. A rain-soaked Belichick putting a projected late-round draft
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