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FedEx has asked the Redskins to change their name - Hogs Haven
FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name. This is a pretty big deal in the ongoing name change debate. There was a report this week that investors of PepsiCo, Nike, and FedEx asked the companies to end their relationships with the team unless the name was changed. Dan Snyder has always resisted any calls to change the team’s name, saying it would never happen. When he starts to lose significant money, it could cause a change in opinion. FedEx calling for the Redskins to change their name, and even refer to them as the team in Washington is significant. Frederick Smith is the founder and CEO of FedEx, and is also a minority owner of the Redskins. FedEx bought the naming rights to the team’s stadium in 1999 after Snyder bought the team, paying $205 million for a 27 year deal. That deal runs through 2025.

One remaining Eagles free agent target at each position: Running back - BGN
Now, neither Devonta Freeman nor LeSean McCoy is that power back type. But Isaiah Crowell is. He’s a veteran, but still relatively young, and has been a quality power back across the course of his six year career in the NFL. Originally drafted by the Browns in 2014, Crowell has never had a 1,000 yard season, but has also never put out less than 600 yards in a campaign. In each of his last three seasons, Crowell has averaged over 4 yards/carry and over 11 attempts/game, while also still offering a functional receiving option, with 44 targets per season.

Why the Eagles Could Be a Dumpster Fire - BGN Radio
Jimmy Kempski and Brandon Lee Gowton hit up their third installment of the yearly Dumpster Fire series with a look at why the Eagles could find themselves being a mess in 2020! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

A new world is ahead for NFL and the preseason -
Fast forward to 2020. Clement had an injury-riddled 2019 campaign. He was released in this offseason and re-signed a month later. He isn’t a sure thing to make this roster. He needs the preseason. Will he get it? “I know that you just have to take things as they come and make the most of your opportunities,” Clement said earlier in this offseason. “You have to be ready when they call on you. Every chance I get, I’m going to be productive. I feel like I’m back to my old self with how my body feels. I’m healthy. I’m ready to go.” The question that lingers is, how will he, and many others, have a chance to show the coaching staff and the personnel evaluation team that they belong?

Would it be feasible for Eagles to quarantine a QB in 2020? - NBCSP
That means the most obvious guy to quarantine if the Eagles decide to go that route would be Sudfeld. It would be a strange situation, having your backup quarterback quarantining throughout the week because on game day, he’d need to be active and then join the team. It wouldn’t work out perfectly, but it’s not exactly like there’s an ideal situation in any of this. If it isn’t Sudfeld, maybe the Eagles can just ask quasi-retired Josh McCown to quarantine and stay ready at home. Crazier things have happened.

Sources: NFL camps likely to have fewer players - ESPN
In an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, NFL teams are likely to bring fewer than the regular 90 players they ordinarily bring to training camp whenever it begins, per league sources. One source said he believed it’s likely that teams will go to camp with 80-man rosters, and another source said it’s “definitely not 90.” A third league source said he has “heard lots of discussion about 75 players potentially instead of 90,” especially with the reduction in preseason games and teams not needing as many players for camp as normal. There also are increasing questions from league sources about whether camp can start on time with the number of coronavirus cases around the country spiking.

How to go out and not spread coronavirus this summer - Vox
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many of us are feeling desperate to see friends and family in person, keep kids busy, and get the heck out of town. And with the July Fourth weekend before us, it’s extremely tempting to shed our crusty quarantine skins of spring and seize a glorious, social summer. But should we? It can be difficult to know since the situation across the US varies so much, as this map of county-level risk based on the number of new daily cases, from Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, shows.


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