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5:40 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN The Seattle Seahawks have withdrawn the restricted free agent tender on safety Ryan Neal, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The unexpected move makes Neal an unrestricted free agent and clears $2.627 million in much-needed salary cap space for Seattle. The Seahawks assigned Neal the low RFA tender earlier this month,
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — John Brockington, a former All-Pro fullback who ranks fourth on the Green Bay Packers‘ career rushing list, has died. He was 74. The Packers announced Brockington died Friday in San Diego. Brockington played for the Packers from 1971-77 and rushed for 5,024 yards during that stretch. The
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6:48 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin continued his tour of Washington D.C. this week, meeting with President Joe Biden on Thursday. Biden tweeted a photo of the meeting, along with the caption, “Damar Hamlin’s courage, resilience, and spirit inspired the American people. And what’s more: he turned recovery into action —
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4:07 PM ET Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Richardson completed the last of 45 passes, raised his right index finger and started jogging toward midfield. He got near the Florida Gators‘ logo and delivered a roundoff backflip that was as perfect as any throw he made during Florida’s pro day Thursday. It might have
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9:35 AM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A new playing surface has been installed at MetLife Stadium, where the previous turf had become an object of widespread criticism in recent years. While not grass, the new surface is believed to be an improved synthetic turf that will decrease the number of injuries that occur at
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9:21 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that the team’s championship success in his 23-year tenure isn’t part of his mindset when looking ahead to the 2023 season. “We’re not resting on our past laurels; that’s not the message to the team or the fans,” Belichick told the
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8:14 AM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A day after Lamar Jackson announced he had requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens, the former NFL MVP quarterback was back on social media defending why he didn’t play in last season’s playoff game. “Let’s get real. I rather have a 100% PCL than go out there
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5:12 PM ET Free agent wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is expected to sign a one-year, $3 million contract that can be worth up to $5 million with the Detroit Lions, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Jones, 33, caught 119 passes for 1,361 yards and seven touchdowns the past two seasons with
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8:28 AM ET The Atlanta Falcons will sign defensive end Calais Campbell to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday, the latest move by the franchise to upgrade its defense. After Atlanta’s season ended, Falcons coach Arthur Smith said the team needed to make additions to its defensive front. It already made
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10:59 PM ET PHOENIX — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft expressed optimism Monday that the Washington Commanders could be sold soon. Indianapolis Colts counterpart Jim Irsay expressed caution, saying the sale could spill into the fall. In other words, NFL owners aren’t quite sure when the Commanders sale will be finalized. What they do
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8:16 PM ET PHOENIX — If Aaron Rodgers wanted direct conversations with the Green Bay Packers about their direction and his future, then one high-level team executive believes the quarterback should have responded to their attempts to reach him this offseason. General manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday at the NFL annual league meeting that he
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10:59 AM ET Lamar Jackson said Monday that he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens as the team “has not been interested in meeting my value” in contract talks. The star quarterback made the announcement on Twitter, saying he made the request on March 2. “… I love the game of football and
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8:20 PM ET A 26-year-old woman on Monday filed a federal defamation suit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a longtime Arkansas friend and a Cowboys spokesman, alleging the three men “initiated a deliberate plan” to portray the billionaire’s “own daughter … as an ‘extortionist’ and a ‘shakedown artist’ whose motivation was money and greed.”
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5:29 PM ET PHOENIX — Despite dragging trade talks, the New York Jets remain confident that Aaron Rodgers will be their quarterback in 2023, tacitly saying they’re so committed to Rodgers that they have no plans to pursue Lamar Jackson as a fallback option. The Jets and Green Bay Packers have engaged in “some productive
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