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

Salary cap reduction? Flat cap? Ravens are well positioned for whatever happens in 2021 offseason.

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BALTIMORE -- Every day, the NFL's pot of gold seems to get a little smaller.

In only the past week or so, league owners approved a proposal to cover the first six to eight rows of stadium seating and offer signage space to corporate sponsors. Then some teams began offering full 2020 refunds to season-ticket holders. Then the NFL's four-game ...Read more

Browns tight end David Njoku requests trade, agent Drew Rosenhaus tells ESPN

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On Friday, tight end David Njoku requested the Browns trade him, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN.

"It is in David's best interest to find a new team at this time," Rosenhaus told the network's Adam Schefter.

Neither Rosenhaus nor the Browns immediately responded to the Beacon Journal's requests for comment.

According to Schefter's report, the ...Read more

Three more SoFi Stadium construction workers test positive for COVID-19

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LOS ANGELES -- Three more construction workers at SoFi Stadium have tested positive for COVID-19, the joint venture overseeing the $5-billion project told trade partners Thursday in emails reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Twenty-eight workers are known to have tested positive; 10 of the cases have been announced since June 23.

According to ...Read more

The Ravens' offseason program is over, but the NFL's 'dead period' can still shape the season ahead

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BALTIMORE -- After two months of webcam workouts, virtual learning and socially distanced team meetings, the Ravens' offseason program is over. Now comes a so-called dead period that could be teeming with news.

By July 28, when training camp is scheduled to open in Owings Mills, the Ravens should have some clarity on the future of their ...Read more

Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens aren't yet roosting at M&T Bank Stadium, but the ravens are. Two of the team's feathered namesakes have been seen perched atop a light tower there -- a first, apparently, for the clever birds who, by nature, eschew city life. Yet there the ravens were on June 20, sitting on a metal column 25 feet above seat level on the ...Read more

Can Cam Newton be money for Patriots at quarterback?

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Quarterback Cam Newton arrives at a bargain-basement price and could be a steal for the New England Patriots in their quest to fill the vacancy created by Tom Brady's departure.

Even as news of the Newton signing rippled through the sports world -- all attributed to unnamed sources -- the Patriots declined to confirm they have added the former ...Read more

Kyle Shanahan on 49ers' Super Bowl loss to Chiefs: 'It's been hard to sit with'

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes asked offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy if there was time to run Wasp in Super Bowl LIV, the 49ers had allowed 40 points in 111/2 postseason quarters.

But during a five-minute span, the Chiefs scored 21 points and rallied to win the Super Bowl 31-20.

"We had as good of an ...Read more

Ryan Kalil says he 'couldn't be more thrilled' to see Cam Newton on Patriots

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Quarterback Cam Newton is headed to the New England Patriots, and that puts his longtime center in an unusual -- and somewhat uncomfortable -- position.

"I never thought I'd be excited to watch the Patriots and root for them in this way," said Ryan Kalil, who snapped the ball to Newton for eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers. "But I couldn...Read more

Cam Newton to sign one-year deal with New England Patriots

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Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

The former MVP's one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million, per an NFL Network report.

"I'm excited as I don't know what right now," Newton shared on his Instagram story Sunday night, ...Read more

Ravens guard Bradley Bozeman is selling his famous RV: 'The camper life has come to an end'

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BALTIMORE -- In March, Ravens guard Bradley Bozeman and his wife, Nikki, hit the road for a 17-state RV tour, all the way to San Francisco and back to Baltimore, to share their anti-bullying message across the country.

For the Bozemans, an RV isn't just for making travelling and camping more comfortable. During the 2019 season, Bozeman, his ...Read more

Could Steelers group yield more NFL majority owners?

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PITTSBURGH -- The recent sale of shares in the Steelers does little to change the ownership structure of the franchise. If nothing else, it strengthens what is already a diverse and financially secure ownership group with the addition of two billionaire investors.

But if recent history is any indication, could it lead to another member of the ...Read more