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Redskins will retire team name tomorrow, Dan Snyder to announce new name at later date - Hogs Haven
The Redskins will no longer be using that name after [Monday] according to Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, and confirmed by multiple other reports. Dan Snyder will reportedly retire the name at a press conference tomorrow morning. The team is not expected to announce their new name until a later date due to pending trademarks.
Brian Baldinger is hearing whispers about the Eagles making a big move this week - BGN
Hmm. What do you know, Baldy? One can only guess what he’s hinting at here. Jadeveon Clowney is still on the market and there’s been some talk that his price tag is dropping. Could the Eagles really be the team to sign him? I have my doubts but maybe they’ll actually pull the trigger. They were previously rumored to be interested in him. Maybe it’s not Clowney but Everson Griffen instead?
Winners of the offseason, including QB Carson Wentz, with an eye on Training Camp - PE.com
Quarterback Carson Wentz is primed for a big season as the Eagles have built around him, particularly adding to the wide receiver position with three draft picks and the acquisition of veteran Marquise Goodwin. He’s had quite an eventful and impressive offseason as well after recovering from the concussion suffered in the playoff loss against Seattle. He’s become a father, he’s invested in the community reaching out to those impacted by COVID-19, he immediately showed his class and leadership when the Eagles made quarterback Jalen Hurts a second-round draft pick, and Wentz addressed the team in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
If DeSean Jackson sits, Eagles have an intriguing but risky option - NBCSP
Jalen Reagor has the potential to be a big-play threat, but he’s still an unknown quantity, a rookie without offseason programs and perhaps without preseason games. Quez Watkins and John Hightower are speedy, but it’s never easy for late-round rookies to get on the field, more so this year. The reality is the Eagles need Jackson on the field. A healthy Goodwin is the next-best option. But based on his recent history it’s not one they can depend on.
‘Valentine’s Views:’ COVID-19 thoughts, DeAndre Baker, more - Big Blue View
I honestly don’t know who or what to believe at this point. The only thing I know is I can’t see how Baker can be a member of the Giants much longer. When the Giants inevitably cut ties with the 22-year-old, the Baker saga is definitely going to be a stain on the Giants’ legacy of GM Dave Gettleman after he traded away two draft picks to move up and get Baker in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Source: Dak Prescott, Cowboys ‘not close’ to reaching multi-year deal as deadline approaches - Dallas Morning News
Decision day for the Cowboys and Dak Prescott is quickly approaching. The NFL deadline for any player who has been franchise-tagged to finalize a multiyear contract is at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Prescott, who the Cowboys hit with the exclusive franchise tag, has until then to agree to a deal with the Cowboys. However, whether the Cowboys and their star quarterback will agree to terms by then appears to be in question. A source told The Dallas Morning News’ Calvin Watkins that the Cowboys are “not close” to reaching a multi-year deal with Prescott.
Winners and losers from Patrick Mahomes’ contract extension - NFL.com
Trending down — The Cowboys’ front office: They waited too long. Like Washington with Kirk Cousins, the Cowboys could get stuck paying huge money on the franchise tag without ever locking up their quarterback. The difference here is Dak Prescott’s ceiling is higher than Cousins’ and, presumably, the Cowboys actually want to keep Prescott. The Cowboys have until July 15 to sign Prescott to a long-term contract or he will play this season under a one-year, $31.4 million deal as the team’s exclusive franchise tag recipient. That’s a relative bargain for Dallas, but I’m confused why it is playing this game so deep into the offseason. Mahomes just raised the bar that Prescott will fit under.
Aaron Rodgers: “Are we gonna have a season?” - PFT
“I think top of mind is are we gonna have a season?” Rodgers said. “I think there’s a lot of things yet to be figured out. We’re hopeful, we’re hopeful that it’s with fans and we can get all the testing procedures down the way the want it for the utmost amount of safety. But I think we’re kind wating for the league and the [NFL Players Association] to figure some things out.”
The plan to start the 2020 NFL season: What we know and what we don’t know - ESPN
Can the NFL pull off an on-time start to training camp, much less a season? In the time since Pash made his announcement, the United States flattened its daily virus count — only to see a surge in infections and hospitalizations this summer in Southern states. Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League are the only major professional team sports to make it back on the field, although MLB, the NBA and the NHL have entered the early stages of their return.
NFL and NFLPA Trade Proposals on Covid Impact - Over The Cap
After months of avoiding the possible devastating impacts of the Covid pandemic on the NFL, the league and the NFL Players Association are finally at the bargaining table trying to sort things out. Both sides need some clarity on the issues- teams need to know rules for cap planning and budgeting and players need to know the risks involved with playing this season and how it may impact them in the future. Here are some of the tidbits that have come out so far and some other issues that they still need to discuss
My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes. - Vox
“Wait. I can catch Covid twice?” my 50-year-old patient asked in disbelief. It was the beginning of July, and he had just tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, for a second time — three months after a previous infection. While there’s still much we don’t understand about immunity to this new illness, a small but growing number of cases like his suggest the answer is “yes.” Covid-19 may also be much worse the second time around. During his first infection, my patient experienced a mild cough and sore throat. His second infection, in contrast, was marked by a high fever, shortness of breath, and hypoxia, resulting in multiple trips to the hospital.
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