Bear Hugs and Bubbles: Why Some N.F.L. Players Opted Out

When she is old enough, Philadelphia Eagles receiver Marquise Goodwin will teach his daughter, Marae, to put family first. He will say that she should prioritize the people she loves most when making decisions. He will share his own choice, made five months after she was born: He will sit out the 2020 N.F.L. season. […]

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Rams receiver Cooper Kupp ready to impress entering contract year

To prepare for training camp, Rams receiver Cooper Kupp performed a variety of exercises and drills so that he could report in top shape. Climbing fences to find usable turf for workouts during a COVID-19 pandemic became part of his regimen. “Getting kicked off just about every field here in Thousand Oaks, which was fun,” […]

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Potential 1st-round pick Rashod Bateman on his decision to opt out of the CFB season | First Take

Minnesota Golden Gophers receiver and potential first-round pick Rashod Bateman joins First Take to discuss his decision to opt out of the upcoming college football season and begin preparing for the NFL draft. #FirstTake #NFL #NCAA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to […]

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Antonio Brown Suspended Eight Games by the N.F.L.

The N.F.L. on Friday suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for eight regular-season games for his role in a January dispute with a moving company employee, for which he pleaded no contest to burglary and battery charges and received two years probation. Brown was also penalized for sending threatening texts to a woman who accused him […]

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Roderic Teamer and Andre Patton are among six players cut by the Chargers

The Chargers released six players Saturday, including safety Roderic Teamer and wide receiver Andre Patton. Teamer started six games last season as an injury replacement. Last month, he was hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on substance abuse. Patton caught six passes in 13 games in 2019. The Chargers used two […]

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Antonio Brown suspended for 8 games by the NFL | NFL Live

Jeff Darlington, Antonio Brown and Rob Ninkovich react to wide receiver Antonio Brown being suspended for eight games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. They discuss what this could mean for Brown’s future and what teams could potentially sign him. #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn […]

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Eagles’ Marquise Goodwin on his decision to opt out of the 2020 NFL season | First Take

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marquise Goodwin joins First Take and explains why he decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season amid the coronavirus pandemic. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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Rob Ninkovich’s top 5 QB-WR tandems for 2020 | NFL Live

Rob Ninkovich ranks his top five quarterback to wide receiver tandems in the NFL for the 2020 season. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes & WR Tyreek Hill New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees & WR Michael Thomas Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan & WR Julio Jones Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson & WR DK […]

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Bears cancel 2020 season ticket packages

Bears receiver Cordarrelle Patterson plays catch before a home game. | Photo by David Banks/Getty Images If the Bears are able to host fans in a socially-distanced setting, season ticket-holders will be allowed to buy single-game tickets. The Bears did the inevitable Friday, canceling season ticket packages in 2020. If the team is able to […]

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Tyreek Hill predicts Kansas City Chiefs will win more than five Super Bowls | Jalen & Jacoby

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill joins Jalen and Jacoby to react to Chris Jones promising "5-plus" rings for the team. They also discuss which AFC team is the biggest threat to the Chiefs this season and what Hill is hearing about the NFL’s health and safety protocols. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get […]

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‘CeeDee Lamb will have 1,000 yards in his rookie year’ – Ryan Clark | SportsCenter

Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears discuss Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb and his potential impact on the offense this season. Spears believes Lamb will be effective in the slot, but expects to grow into a No. 1 receiver. Clark predicts Lamb will have a 1,000 yards receiving as a rookie. #CeeDeeLamb #DallasCowboys #SportsCenter ✔️Subscribe […]

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Bears receiver Allen Robinson says he has ‘heard nothing’ about contract extension

Bears receiver Allen Robinson is entering the last year of his three-year contract. | AP The receiver said this week that, entering the final year of his deal, neither he nor his agent have talked to the front office. Allen Robinson said this week that, entering the final year of his deal, neither he nor […]

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Texans’ Kenny Stills charged with felony after arrest at Breonna Taylor protest

Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills was one of 87 people arrested Tuesday during a protest at the Louisville home of the Kentucky attorney general. The protesters marched onto the lawn of Daniel Cameron’s home to demand legal action against the three police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March. Stills, a […]

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Former Saddleback College receiver catches child thrown from burning building

As a former wide receiver in high school and college, Phillip Blanks has good hands. As a retired U.S. Marine, Blanks was trained to “always be on high alert, not be complacent and to have discipline,” he said. Blanks employed all of those skills last week when he caught a 3-year-old boy who was tossed […]

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Julian Edelman wants to have ‘uncomfortable conversations’ with DeSean Jackson

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has invited DeSean Jackson to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., three days after the Philadelphia Eagles wideout posted anti-Semitic passages attributed to Adolf Hitler on social media. Jackson has since apologized for the posts, saying he “never wanted to put any people down” and “was […]

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NFL star apologizes after posting anti-Semitic quote

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized for a series of anti-Semitic Instagram posts, one of which included a quote about Jews falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler. Jackson posted a passage to his Instagram Story that claimed to quote Hitler in saying that Black people were "the real Children of Israel," and that White […]

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Eagles’ DeSean Jackson apologizes after posting anti-Semitic messages | SportsCenter

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has no hatred toward the Jewish community and issued two separate statements of apology with "a promise to do better" after he posted on social media Monday an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler and admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. ✔️Subscribe to […]

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DeSean Jackson Apologizes for Sharing Anti-Semitic Quotation

The star wide receiver DeSean Jackson apologized Tuesday for sharing an anti-Semitic quotation attributed to Hitler, after that and other social media posts were widely condemned, including by his team. In the series of posts, made on Instagram over the weekend, Jackson also praised Louis Farrakhan, a minister notorious for his history of anti-Semitic comments. […]

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Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson apologizes for his anti-Semitic social media post

Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized for posting anti-Semitic passages attributed to Adolf Hitler on social media, a day after suggesting that his post containing the offensive language had been misunderstood. “I post a lot of things that are sent to me,” the two-time Pro Bowler wrote Tuesday on Instagram. “I do not have […]

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NFL players getting their message out in aftermath of George Floyd death

Robert Woods remembers the encounters with police. As a teen, the Rams receiver said he and his friends were questioned by officers about why they were attending a movie at a theater not in their city. In another instance, Woods said he was pulled over by police at gunpoint during a routine traffic stop. “Things […]

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Former Florida and NFL player Reche Caldwell killed during possible robbery

Reche Caldwell, the former University of Florida and NFL receiver, was fatally shot Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. | John Amis/AP “RIP Reche,” former Florida QB Rex Grossman wrote on Twitter. “You were one of my favorite teammates of all time. “ TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida and NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was […]

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Former Chargers wide receiver Reche Caldwell killed in Florida

Reche Caldwell, a former University of Florida and NFL wide receiver, was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown. Caldwell’s mother, Deborah, did not return phone messages left by the Associated Press on Sunday but confirmed her son’s death to the Tampa Bay Times. She said police told her they believe her son was ambushed […]

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Bengals WR Auden Tate on helping clean up in his hometown of Tampa | Golic and Wingo

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate joins Golic and Wingo to discuss cleaning up businesses that were hit by looting in Tate’s hometown of Tampa, Florida. He also talks about the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and what people need to do to effect change when the protests are over. ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Van Jefferson’s NFL pedigree is considered a huge plus by the Rams

In his search for post NFL draft information, Rams receiver Robert Woods perused highlights of new teammate Van Jefferson. The Rams had selected the Florida receiver in the second round, and Woods was curious to learn what he could about a player joining a position group that includes Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds. Woods said […]

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