Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Long: Players can balance activism, their jobs

Chris Long says players such as himself and Philadelphia Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins have proven that they can be involved with social issues without hurting the on-field product.

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Super Bowl ad from veterans group rejected

An NFL spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the league rejected an ad that veterans group AMVETS planned to place in the Super Bowl program with the message "Please Stand." The two sides couldn't agree on language in time to make production deadlines.

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NFL conference title ratings down 8 percent

Ratings for this year's NFL conference championship games dropped by more than 8 percent compared to last year's title game weekend.

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Kaep, Watt among 'Whizzer' White finalists

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans are among the five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Byron "Whizzer" White Award.

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Rob Gronkowski in 'pretty good spirits' after taking hit to helmet

Fans may know more about Gronk's injury on Wednesday, the first day both Super Bowl teams must submit their first participation report.

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NFL officiating czar to return despite criticism

NFL senior VP of Officiating Alberto Riveron will return for the 2018 season with the support of commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, according to a league spokesman.

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Zimmer praises Bridgewater's injury recovery

Mike Zimmer says he would have liked to have seen Teddy Bridgewater on the field more during the 2017 season, but praised the quarterback for what he called 'an unbelievable achievement' in recovering from a devastating knee injury.

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Patriots to reunite with Chris Long, LeGarrette Blount as Super foes

Long and Blount will be on the Eagles' sideline, one year after they helped the Patriots win Super Bowl LI. Their former teammates are happy for them.

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Why the Eagles are playing for Jason Peters, Carson Wentz

Injured Eagles players, including Peters and Wentz, have continued to advise their teammates while also providing some extra motivation.

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Pats choose road white jerseys for Super Bowl

The New England Patriots, though they're the home team for Super Bowl LII, are choosing to wear their road white jerseys, perhaps because they're 3-1 when wearing white in the Super Bowl

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2017 NFL star graduates: Players who are now officially in the club

From a historic Saints rookie class to a quarterback who finally got his shot to a group of breakout second-year players, these are the players who earned the right to turn their tassels this season.

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Re-drafting the top five of the 2017 NFL draft: NFL Insiders go QB at No. 1

If there were a do-over of last year's draft, how long would Deshaun Watson last? Would the Bears still pick Mitchell Trubisky to be their QB of the future? How early would Marshon Lattimore go? Our NFL Insiders re-draft the top five.

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Viewers' and visitors' guide to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

What time is kickoff? How close is the Mall of America? Where are all the parties? Here's your go-to resource for game info and a Twin Cities primer.

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NFL, players to publicize social justice issues

The NFL has finalized plans to partner with players on social justice issues, announcing a "Let's Listen Together" initiative that will publicize the players' work on social and racial equality.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Todd Haley brings instant credibility with offensive coordinator hire

Adding Todd Haley strengthens the Browns' coaching staff and allows Hue Jackson to focus on the big picture.

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Allen says he's more accurate than stats show

While Josh Allen had just a 56.1 career completion percentage at Wyoming, he said Monday that he's been working on his footwork and is more accurate than statistics would indicate. Allen hopes to use the Senior Bowl to show he's ready for the NFL.

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Source: Browns hire Haley as O-coordinator

The Cleveland Browns have hired former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to run the Browns offense under Hue Jackson, according to a source.

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