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11:52 AM ET Veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who made a remarkable comeback from an injury that nearly cost him his leg, announced Monday on Instagram that he is retiring from football. Smith, 36, was the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2020 after helping lead the Washington Football Team to the NFC East title.
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12:17 PM ET HOUSTON — Attorney Rusty Hardin has filed an answer to the 22 lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson that says the Houston Texans quarterback’s legal team has “already uncovered evidence that numerous allegations in this onslaught of cases are simply not true or accurate.” From March 16 to April 14, 23 lawsuits were
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10:12 AM ET The Cincinnati Bengals will have a new look starting in 2021. On Monday, the team unveiled its new uniforms that will be worn starting with the upcoming season. The redesign is the team’s first since 2004. “Our fans have wanted new uniforms for many years, and today represents the start of an
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Apr 17, 2021 Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball The attorney representing De’Vincent Spriggs, the man who accused Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald of assault earlier this week, is now offering an apology to
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Apr 17, 2021 NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said it is the union’s position that it is in the best interest of players to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. “I think what a lot of players have said that they’ve heard from their coaches is that they need to show up,” Smith said Saturday
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Apr 16, 2021 Associated Press LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract Friday. Goodwin has 140 receptions for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns over seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2017-19). He had a career-best 962 yards in 2017 with San
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3:35 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — One day after signing pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, the Cleveland Browns terminated the contract of starting defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Friday’s move will save $11 million in cap space, but it leaves the Browns with a huge hole in the middle of their defensive line. Richardson’s contract had no guaranteed
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12:54 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson, who was second in the NFL last season with nine interceptions, officially signed his second-round restricted-free-agent tender on Friday. The tender locks Jackson into a one-year, $3.38 million contract for 2021, and then he is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more
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1:00 PM ET Players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons on Friday became the latest from the NFL to say that they won’t be reporting to team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts. The announcements, made via the NFL Players Association, brings the total to 11 teams for which players say they
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4:14 PM ET For the first time, the NFL is partnering with bookmakers in the U.S., another big step in the league’s acceptance of sports betting and a move that could lead to point spreads being integrated into coverage and highlights appearing on mobile betting apps. The NFL on Thursday announced multi-year agreements with Caesars
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12:04 PM ET The Pro Football Hall of Fame will get an early start to honor nine of its newest inductees during the NFL draft weekend. Enshrinement ceremonies are set for Aug. 5-9 for the 2020 and 2021 classes and the Centennial class — Hall of Famers chosen as part of the league’s 100th anniversary.
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Apr 14, 2021 Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball An attorney filed a criminal complaint against Los Angeles Rams pass-rusher Aaron Donald with Pittsburgh police on Wednesday, saying the defensive tackle and others assaulted his 26-year-old
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