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11:17 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — Joe Burrow stifled any speculation about avoiding the next stop in his career. The former LSU quarterback said he will play for the Cincinnati Bengals if the franchise takes him with the top overall pick in April’s draft. “I’m not going to not play,” Burrow told a throng of reporters
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6:40 PM ET Volonte Bell, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Chattanooga State and the older brother of New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night, the school confirmed. The Chattanooga State family is deeply saddened by the passing of Volonte Bell. Volonte was killed in a tragic car
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6:05 PM ET Former Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a traffic accident last September, is making a comeback and is looking to sign with an NFL team, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He is feeling better and ready to resume his career. Smith’s girlfriend, Petara Cordero, was struck
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4:37 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Kacey Reynolds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan from Maysville, Georgia, whose wish was granted last year when he got to announce the Bucs’ 2019 first-round draft pick, has died after a three-year battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced Sunday. “We’re saddened by the passing of Buccaneers fan Kacey
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8:32 PM ET The NFL Players Association and the NFL management council have pushed back the start of the franchise designation period from February 25 to February 27 and the period will now end on March 12 instead of March 10, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Absent a new collective bargaining agreement, each team
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5:33 PM ET Kicker Mason Crosby has agreed to a three-year contact with the Green Bay Packers, his agent Mike McCartney announced on social media Saturday. The 2007 sixth-round pick has spent his entire career with the Packers and is coming off a season in which he had a career-best 91.7% success rate on field
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3:50 PM ET The Chicago Bears have released wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and cornerback Prince Amukamara, it was announced Friday. These two moves will account for $13.5 million in salary-cap space for the Bears in 2020. Gabriel, 29, had 29 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns for the Bears last season. A six-year veteran,
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8:49 AM ET Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado head-coaching job, sources confirmed to ESPN. Bieniemy’s decision, as first reported by 9News in Denver, follows that of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who also has dropped out of the search, sources told ESPN’s Chris Low
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10:08 PM ET Marshawn Lynch is all about those androids, boss. Yes, that was Lynch flashing in HBO’s trailer for Season 3 of the sci-fi series “Westworld,” which premiered Thursday. In the trailer, the Seahawks running back walks behind actor Aaron Paul in a particularly dramatic scene about 54 seconds into the clip, sporting a
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5:25 PM ET NEW ORLEANS — No decision was made immediately Thursday after a civil court hearing to determine whether emails between officials from the New Orleans Saints and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans will be made public. Attorneys for the Saints, the archdiocese, The Associated Press and plaintiffs suing the church over
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4:50 PM ET HOUSTON — The Texans have signed nose tackle Brandon Dunn to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Dunn has seen significant playing time with the Texans since 2017, but when Houston’s defensive line is healthy, he has been playing behind starting nose tackle D.J. Reader. Reader, a
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