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He's a Raider now, but Lynn Bowden squeezing all the joy he can from Kentucky career.

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SOMERSET, Ky. -- Lynn Bowden Jr. had a year so good for Kentucky football that, truth be told, he doesn't want it to end, even though he's looking forward to being a Las Vegas Raider when the NFL season starts.

"I really never took the time to really reflect on the season yet, you know," Bowden said Saturday night after helping out with a free ...Read more

Even after a virtual offseason, the Ravens are in 'excellent shape.' But this training camp will be risky.

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Before the NFL's voluntary workout programs began in April, the league addressed the difficulty of working out amid a pandemic. Players, stuck at home, were provided a $1,500 stipend to purchase the equipment necessary for workouts. If they couldn't go to a gym, they could at least have kettlebells and resistance bands.

The question of how to ...Read more

Malcolm Jenkins calls for focus on racial justice issues after DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic Instagram posts

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PHILADELPHIA -- Former Eagle Malcolm Jenkins had his say on the fallout from DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic Instagram posts made late last week.

In a video posted to his own Instagram account on Friday, the safety and team leader of the past six seasons called the back and forth that resulted from the initial posts and Jackson's subsequent ...Read more

Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree wants more money added to his franchise tag

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PITTSBURGH -- Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who has until Wednesday to work out a long-term contract with the Steelers, wants more money to be added to his franchise tag tender he signed this spring.

According to the NFL Network, Dupree is filing a grievance with the NFLPA to be paid like a defensive end rather than an outside ...Read more

DeSean Jackson penalized by Eagles for anti-Semitic Instagram post, will remain with team

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles have penalized receiver DeSean Jackson for "conduct detrimental to the team" in the wake of his inflammatory anti-Semitic Instagram post last weekend.

The announcement was made by the Eagles Friday on social media. The penalty wasn't disclosed, but league sources confirmed it was a fine. Contacted by The Inquirer, the...Read more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he'd be OK with delaying training camp

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SEATTLE -- NFL training camps remain scheduled to start on July 28.

But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday he hopes the league will consider pushing that date back if needed to make sure that all players, coaches and support staff are kept safe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Whatever we need to do to do this right is what I hope ...Read more

'We can do better.' Jewish Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz decries anti-Semitism

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Monday created a firestorm with an anti-Semitic post on Instagram.

Jackson's insensitive actions were quickly met with condemnation around the NFL community, including in the league's front office and on Jackson's team, prompting the wide receive to issue an apology on ...Read more

Browns offer season-ticket holders chance to opt out amid pandemic

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The Browns announced Thursday they are offering season-ticket holders the opportunity to opt out of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and retain their seat location and priority for next year.

The Browns have yet to finalize how many fans they plan to allow to attend games at FirstEnergy Stadium in 2020, but the number is expected to be ...Read more

Running back Raheem Mostert to 49ers: Trade me or pay me

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Raheem Mostert wants a new contract. Again.

And he deserves one. Again, only this time after emerging as much more than a special-teams ace.

Mostert broke out last season as the 49ers' leading and most explosive rusher, after agreeing to a three-year, $9 million contract in the 2019 offseason.

Mostert's agent, Brett Tessler, announced a ...Read more

Worker dies at SoFi Stadium with 'signs of a health issue'

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LOS ANGELES -- Another construction worker has died at SoFi Stadium, according to the joint venture overseeing the $5 billion project in Inglewood.

The worker passed away at the job site just before 5 p.m. Tuesday after exhibiting "signs of a health issue."

"His co-workers promptly summoned help and an onsite EMT and local paramedics responded...Read more

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson doesn't like Patrick Mahomes comparisons. After a record-breaking deal, they're unavoidable.

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BALTIMORE -- Like the Kansas City Chiefs officials who signed off Monday on the richest-ever contract in American professional sports, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has the utmost respect for Patrick Mahomes.

Before their first NFL meeting, in 2018, Jackson recalled seeing him throw at an offseason camp during Mahomes' rookie year and ...Read more

Herschel Walker responds to Atlanta mayor's call for help

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Herschel Walker's primary residence remains in Texas, but he is a Georgian through and through. That, he said Tuesday, is why he felt compelled to tweet at Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday.

The former University of Georgia and NFL star said he has watched with keen interest the situation that unfolded in southwest Atlanta ...Read more

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson cancels weekend event in South Florida, where COVID-19 cases are surging

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Ravens quarterback and South Florida native Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual "Funday with LJ" event this weekend in Broward County, a spokesperson for the event confirmed Tuesday to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

With strict social-distancing guidelines in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Pompano Beach, Fla., had set ...Read more

'A perfect place for me.' Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City have always been ideal marriage.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The richest contract in sports now resides in one of its smallest markets. Patrick Mahomes will be paid half a billion dollars to play quarterback for the Chiefs over the next dozen years, his decision to sign a contract extension representing one of the biggest days in Kansas City history.

The Chiefs are locked in to a 24-...Read more

Cowboys' Dontari Poe calls out Jerry Jones' silence on racism, vows anthem protest

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Add nose tackle Dontari Poe to the list of free-agent defensive line additions to call out Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his silence on racism in the six weeks since the death of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

Veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who signed a three-year deal with the Cowboys March 17, wondered ...Read more

Eagles' DeSean Jackson apologizes, says he didn't realize what anti-Semitic Instagram quote 'was saying'

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PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson apologized Tuesday for his recent Instagram posts, in which he praised Louis Farrakhan and shared a text that included a fake Hitler quote.

Jackson's attempt to explain and express remorse included a statement and a video, in which he said he "didn't intend any harm or hatred," and he ...Read more

Ex-49ers lineman Joe Staley has lost 50 pounds since retiring in April

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Joe Staley has joined the ever-growing list of retired NFL offensive linemen whose bodies have undergone significant changes since stepping away from football.

The former 49ers great told ESPN he's lost 50 pounds since announcing his retirement in April following 13 years in the NFL. Now freed from the daily rigors of a diet designed to ...Read more

Charlie Daniels thought Steelers fans were 'the strength of America'

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PITTSBURGH -- As usual, all roads lead back to Pittsburgh, even for late country star Charlie Daniels.

Daniels, probably most well-known for his hit 1979 song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," died Monday in Hermitage, Tenn., after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. The County Music Hall of Fame inductee was 83.

He was born in Wilmington, N.C., ...Read more

49ers sign former second-round draft pick Jamar Taylor to add cornerback depth

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The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Jamar Taylor to a one-year contract and waived injured cornerback Teez Tabor, the team announced Monday.

Taylor, a Boise State alum, was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2013 draft and played there until 2015.

He has played for five other teams in the past four seasons, ...Read more

Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year deal, report says. It's the richest in NFL history

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have their guy for the long haul.

Superstar quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has agreed to terms on a 10-year extension that will keep him in Kansas City through the 2031 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon.

Schefter later reported the deal is worth more than $400 million.

The ...Read more