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Apr 17, 2021

Lawrence tweets response to motivation critiques
Trevor Lawrence took to Twitter to address criticism he has received about quotes made by him that have led some to question the likely No. 1 pick's motivation to play football.

ESPN NFL
Apr 17, 2021

NFLPA chief: Players better off skipping workouts
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith says it is in the best interest of players to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. Players from 15 teams have announced they will be skipping the workouts.

ESPN NFL
Apr 17, 2021

Roll Dolphins? Miami making use of its Crimson Tide connections
The Dolphins' ties to Tide coach Nick Saban run deep, creating a fruitful Alabama pipeline that could expand in the 2021 NFL draft.

ESPN NFL
Apr 17, 2021

Steelers, Falcons among teams skipping workouts
Players from the Steelers, Falcons, Chargers, Jets, Dolphins and Rams 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.

ESPN NFL
Apr 17, 2021

Attorney: Client mistook Rams' Donald for attacker
De'Vincent Spriggs has apologized to Rams star Aaron Donald through his attorney, who said Friday Spriggs mistook his attacker outside a Pittsburgh-area nightclub for Donald.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Bears sign wide receiver Goodwin to 1-year deal
The Bears signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract on Friday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Donald lawyer says Rams lineman aided accuser
Aaron Donald's lawyer disputes an assault claim levied against the Rams defensive lineman, saying Donald actually helped get people off of his accuser.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

No motive found for shooting involving ex-NFLer
Police report reveals no clear motive for former NFL player Phillip Adams to fatally shot five people before later killing himself.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Patriots CB Jackson signs tender after breakout
Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has signed his second-round restricted-free-agent tender. Jackson, who was second in the NFL with nine interceptions last year, will make $3.38 million next season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Marshawn Lynch, Fauci talk vaccine hesitancy
Lynch's interview with Fauci comes as multiple NFL players issued statements stating their intentions not to participate in in-person voluntary workouts at team facilities this offseason.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Browns cut starter Richardson, save $11M vs. cap
The Browns will save $11 million against the salary cap after releasing starting DT Sheldon Richardson, but the move leaves the team with a huge hole in the middle of its defensive line.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Steelers, Falcons, Chargers also to skip workouts
Players from the Steelers, Falcons and Chargers 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.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Source: Pats' Jackson signs tender after breakout
Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has signed his second-round restricted free-agent tender, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss. Jackson, who was second in the NFL with nine interceptions last year, will make $3.38 million next season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Steelers, Falcons add to those skipping workouts
Players from the Steelers and 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.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

GM: Texans respecting legal process on Watson
Texans general manager Nick Caserio said the team is being "respectful of the legal process" when it comes to quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Donald's attorney says Rams star aided accuser
Aaron Donald's lawyer disputes an assault claim levied against the Rams defensive lineman, saying Donald actually helped get people off of his accuser.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Ex-NFL star Lynch joins soccer ownership ranks
Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch has joined the ownership group for USL's Oakland Roots.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Why passing on Penei Sewell could be big risk for Bengals
In the modern college game, there's no guarantee when the next player like Sewell will be available. And that makes him so intriguing for the Bengals.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Chiefs, Buccaneers open with highest win totals
The Chiefs open with the highest win total of all NFL teams with 12, followed by the Bucs with 11.5 wins ahead of the league's first 17-game regular season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

NFL win total predictions: Our reporters make over/under picks for all 32 teams
The initial Caesars William Hill over/under projections for the 2021 NFL season are out, so where does your team fall in the over/under debate?

ESPN NFL
Apr 16, 2021

Two brothers, two different paths, one shared goal: The Surratts' journey to the NFL draft
Chazz and Sage Surratt have often had overlapping journeys. Now both are on course to be selected in the 2021 NFL draft.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Seahawks add to pass rush, sign Aldon Smith
Defensive end Aldon Smith has signed with the Seahawks on what a source tells ESPN is a one-year deal. After an indefinite suspension from 2016 to 2019 for multiple off-field incidents, he joined the Cowboys last season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Cardinals re-sign surprising standout Gardeck
Linebacker Dennis Gardeck, who went undrafted but made a name for himself with the second-most sacks on the Cardinals last season, re-signed Thursday with Arizona.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

More NFL teams' players say they'll skip workouts
The Bears, Browns and Giants joined players from a number of other NFL teams to say that they won't be reporting to team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Players from Browns, Bears also to skip workouts
The Bears and Browns joined players from a number of other NFL teams to say that they won't be reporting to team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

NFL to partner with Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel
The NFL announced on Thursday that it will partner with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel, making the sportsbook operators the first official sports betting partners of the league.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Seahawks add to pass-rush, sign Aldon Smith
Defensive end Aldon Smith has signed with the Seahawks on what a source tells ESPN is a one-year deal. After an indefinite suspension from 2016 to 2019 for multiple off-field incidents, he joined the Cowboys last season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

WFT owner Snyder files motion against Allen
Washington Football Team Owner Daniel Snyder has filed a motion against former team president Bruce Allen in a federal court to explore communications that may have led to negative press for Snyder and the organization.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Falcons sign RB/WR/return specialist Patterson
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with running back/wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson on Thursday, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Football HOF sets April ceremony for 9 inductees
Eight members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 20-person Centennial class and Bill Nunn from the Class of 2021 will be honored posthumously in an April 28 ceremony.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

Source: Seahawks reach deal with Aldon Smith
Defensive end Aldon Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks, a source told ESPN. After an indefinite suspension from 2016 to 2019 for multiple off-field incidents, he joined the Cowboys last season.

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

No first-rounder, no problem? Rams prepare for fifth draft without a first-round selection
The Rams haven't had a first-round pick the last four drafts and will be without one this year and the following two. So how has it gone so far?

ESPN NFL
Apr 15, 2021

NFL draft board building 101: Inside the secretive yearlong grind
A detailed look at an NFL draft board -- from scouts to stacking to symbols -- and all that goes into the year it takes to build it.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

New lawsuit filed vs. Watson as plaintiffs named
Twenty women who had filed lawsuits against Deshaun Watson have amended their petitions to disclose their names, while a new lawsuit against the Texans quarterback was filed Wednesday afternoon. Another plaintiff has dropped her lawsuit "for now."

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Kings of Leon concert to kick off draft festivities
Kings of Leon will help kick off NFL draft activities on a stage close to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Browns banking on dominant Jadeveon Clowney, Myles Garrett pairing
The Browns hope the pairing of Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney will bring out the best of both former No. 1 overall picks.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Seahawks extend president Arnold through '27
Chuck Arnold, who has been with the Seahawks for 28 seasons and has served as team president for the past four, has received a contract extension through 2027.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Women suing Watson attach names; 1 drops suit
Twenty women who had filed lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have amended their petitions to disclose their names. Another lawsuit is expected to be refiled, and one was dropped by a plaintiff "for now," according to court documents.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Sources: LB Williams re-signing with Steelers
Linebacker Vince Williams is re-signing with the Steelers after being released in March, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Browns sign Clowney to play opposite Garrett
Jadeveon Clowney, who failed to record a sack in eight games with the Titans last season but has 32 over seven seasons, has signed a one-year deal with the Browns to play opposite Myles Garrett.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

More NFL teams opt to skip voluntary workouts
Players from the Broncos, Seahawks, Bucs, Lions and "some" from the Patriots will not formally report to their team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, according to statements released by the NFLPA.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Lawyer files assault complaint vs. Rams' Donald
Attorney Todd Hollis said his client needed 16 stitches and suffered a broken orbital bone, a broken nose and a sprained or broken arm after an alleged assault by Rams star Aaron Donald and others at an after-hours nightclub.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

NFL outlines 3-phase offseason program in memo
The NFL on Wednesday sent a memo to teams outlining rules for its offseason programs -- rules the league has decided to impose after failing to reach agreement with its players' union on some key aspects.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Reports: Lawyer seeks assault charges vs. Donald
Attorney Todd Hollis has told multiple media outlets that Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, assaulted his client at an after-hours club on April 11.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Source: Clowney, Browns reach deal up to $10M
Jadeveon Clowney, who failed to record a sack in eight games with the Titans last season but has 32 over seven seasons, has reached a one-year deal with the Browns worth up to $10M, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

The Eagles could have another draft trade up their sleeve
Stuck behind two NFC East rivals at pick No. 12, Philadelphia has the track record and resources to move up for a prospect it is excited about.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Four NFL teams opt to skip voluntary workouts
Broncos, Seahawks, Bucs and Lions players will not formally report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, they said in statements released by the NFL Players Association.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Trey Lance, Mac Jones, Justin Fields? Experts debate best QB fit for 49ers
Matt Bowen, June Jones, Mel Kiper, Greg McElroy, Todd McShay and J.T. O'Sullivan break down each of the candidates to be the 49ers QB1 of the future.

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Amended Watson lawsuits to ID all plaintiffs
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said in a statement Tuesday night that his law firm will amend all of the lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson to disclose the names of the plaintiffs, "even those not currently subject to any court order."

ESPN NFL
Apr 14, 2021

Trey Lance is a potential star -- and a giant unknown
Trey Lance presents an impossible dilemma for NFL scouts: total domination in a small sample. But it's not likely to worry Lance, who's been underexposed -- or counted out -- for years.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Amended Watson lawsuits to ID all 22 plaintiffs
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said in a statement Tuesday night that his law firm will amend all 22 of the lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson to disclose the names of the plaintiffs, "even those not currently subject to any court order."

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Broncos, Seahawks skipping voluntary workouts
Broncos and Seahawks players will not formally report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, both teams said in statements released by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Denver, Seattle, Bucs to skip voluntary workouts
Broncos, Seahawks and Bucs players will not formally report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, both teams said in statements released by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

NFL expecting teams' ops staffs to get vaccine
An NFL memo to all teams, obtained by ESPN, states "any staffer that refuses to be vaccinated without either a religious or medical reason ... may not work directly or in close proximity with players."

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Washington signs hoops-to-TE hopeful Reyes
Washington has signed tight end Sammis Reyes to a deal. The former Tulane college basketball player hopes to make Washington's team as a tight end after participating in the International Pathway Program.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

George calls coaching Tenn. St. 'duty of service'
Former Titans great Eddie George was officially named head coach at Tennessee State on Tuesday. "Coaching is a full commitment, a duty of service," George said.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Cardinals sign ex-Steelers running back Conner
The Cardinals have signed former Steelers running back James Conner.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Googly eyes, Sasquatch suits and a runaway booger: Welcome to the Mascot Hall of Fame
Behind the former Phillie Phanatic's quest to harness the power of fun -- and why he thinks it has found a new purpose in a post-pandemic world.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

Will Cam Newton bounce back? Answer could determine Patriots' 2021 fate
The polarizing QB lost his footing after a solid start last season. New England is betting he can regain his form with a better supporting cast.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

'There is risk': How 2020 college opt outs try to squash doubts ahead of NFL draft
Between lingering injuries, COVID-19 concerns and an uncertain season, several college football players opted out of the 2020 season. So, how will their decisions affect their NFL draft status? It's across the board.

ESPN NFL
Apr 13, 2021

'You were right there to pick me up:' Tom Brady's heartfelt message to Julian Edelman
How Tom Brady paid tribute to Julian Edelman who officially announced his retirement from the NFL.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Julian Edelman's evolution: From training camp boos to Patriots' icon
No one could have predicted the undersized underdog would transition to one of the best receivers in team history.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Julian Edelman might not be a Hall of Famer, but he was a star
Julian Edelman's numbers shouldn't send him to Canton. But that shouldn't stop us from celebrating one of the best postseason wide receivers of all time.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Moss reunites with Burrow, lands with Cincinnati
Former LSU standout Thaddeus Moss, who played with Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow with the Tigers, was claimed and awarded to the Bengals on Monday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Patriots WR Edelman, 34, announces retirement
Patriots star receiver Julian Edelman, who helped New England win three championships and was the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, announced his retirement on Monday in a social media video.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Source: Bernard agrees to deal with Buccaneers
Giovani Bernard, 29, who agreed to a one-year deal on Monday, a source told ESPN, brings added veteran presence and depth to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back room.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Source: Patriots WR Edelman expected to retire
Patriots star receiver Julian Edelman, who helped New England win three championships and was the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, is expected to retire, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Sean Payton to be played by Kevin James in film
In an upcoming movie produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be portrayed by comic actor Kevin James.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Darnold: NFL trade talk was 'tough' to deal with
Quarterback Sam Darnold, who was traded from the New York Jets to the Carolina Panthers last week, says it was tough dealing with all the trade speculation.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Mel Kiper sees an NFL draft stocked with positions the Cardinals need
Alabama's Jaylen Waddle would be a steal for a Cardinals team in need of a pass-catcher, a corner and running back in this year's NFL draft.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Ex-Chiefs assistant Reid charged with felony DWI
Former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid was charged with felony driving while intoxicated for his involvement in a February car crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Jets deal their way into franchise-changing game of '21'
Bold trades have left the Jets with enough picks -- and no excuses -- to change the direction of the franchise.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Saints counting on sophomore surge from Cesar Ruiz, Zack Baun, Adam Trautman
The Saints are banking on greater contributions from last year's draft class to fill the void.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Sources: Browns eye Clowney as talks progress
The Browns are progressing in talks on a deal with free agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, and there is optimism that an agreement could be completed soon, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

How 'Intervention' helped save Vance Johnson's destructive life -- and mine
In 2013, former Broncos receiver Vance Johnson finally got treatment after years of addiction and wreckage. Now he has a new job: as a counselor on the show "Intervention."

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

With Cowboys' 10 picks in 2021 NFL draft, it's time for Trader Jerry Jones
Why sit back and wait for players to fall to you when the Dallas owner and general manager has the capital to move up and draft future starters?

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

The dual narratives around Deshaun Watson's massages
Filed lawsuits: One says he's a menacing sexual predator, another that says he is misunderstood.

ESPN NFL
Apr 12, 2021

Breaking down the legal strategy in the Deshaun Watson case
Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee said he knew of only two victims when he filed the initial civil lawsuit against Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Three weeks later, he had filed 22 cases. We asked experts to analyze the risks and rewards of Buzbee's legal strategy.

ESPN NFL
Apr 11, 2021

Sources: Titans great George to coach Tenn. St.
Tennessee State is hiring Eddie George to be the Tigers' new head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. George starred at running back for the Tennessee Titans.

ESPN NFL
Apr 11, 2021

As Patriots' Bill Belichick turns 69, Marv Levy says there's no reason to stop now
With New England's leader third on the all-time wins list, the former Bills coach who retired at 72 says: "You just coach as long as you love it."

ESPN NFL
Apr 11, 2021

New York Jets deal their way into franchise-changing game of '21'
GM Joe Douglas' bold trades have left him with enough picks -- and no excuses -- to change the direction of the franchise over the next two drafts.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

Finau surprised by Brady call during Masters delay
Tony Finau got a surprise FaceTime call from Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during a lengthy weather delay Saturday at the Masters Tournament.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

Finau surprised by Brady FaceTime during delay
Tony Finau got a surprise Facetime call from Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during a lengthy weather delay Saturday at the Masters Tournament.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

Scouts see Day 2 draft 'upside' in A&M QB Mond
Quarterback Kellen Mond helped Texas A&M win 32 games on his way to a school-record 9,661 passing yards with 71 touchdowns and 27 interceptions during his four seasons.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

If Jaguars want an impact tight end, they'd better act quickly in the draft
Most of the league's top tight ends over the past 20 years were taken in the first three rounds.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

If Jaguars want an impact tight end, they better act quickly in the draft
Most of the league's top tight ends over the past 20 years were taken in the first three rounds, so the Jaguars should look there early.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

Evaluating GM George Paton's first free agency with the Denver Broncos
Paton chose to focus on filling defensive holes in free agency, while leaving the quarterback position alone.

ESPN NFL
Apr 10, 2021

From $248 to $622K: NFL players to bring in a wide range of bonuses
Alex Cappa, a 2018 third-round pick as a guard, received one of the biggest pay bumps after a Super Bowl season with the Buccaneers.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Brain of ex-NFLer who killed 5 to get CTE test
The brain of Phillip Adams -- the ex-NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself -- will be tested for a degenerative disease.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Watson lawyer: 'Consensual' acts did take place
Deshaun Watson's lawyer said Friday there were some "consensual encounters" between the Texans quarterback and some of the women who have filed lawsuits against him, but he said Watson never engaged in any acts that were not "mutually desired."

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

WFT releases TE Moss, son of Hall of Famer
Tight end Thaddeus Moss arrived in Washington hoping to create his own legacy separate from his Hall of Fame father Randy. But Moss will have to do that elsewhere as Washington released him Friday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

DMX tributes pour in from LeBron James and others in the sports world
Many of DMX's songs were commonly played at sporting events across the country, and the sports world paid their respects after his death.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Women suing Watson ordered to disclose names
In hearings Friday, two judges ruled that most of the plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must identify themselves.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Sources: Lance to hold second pro day April 19
North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is thought to be under consideration by the San Francisco 49ers, who pick third in the NFL draft.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Seahawks re-sign Randall, moving him to CB
The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed Damarious Randall and plan to move him back to cornerback, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Judge: Woman suing Watson must disclose name
A judge has ruled that a woman suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must publicly release her name. A similar hearing regarding at least 12 other cases is set for noon ET Friday.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

On his 85th birthday, 23 tales of the true John Madden
As John Madden turns 85, those who know him best share the stories that capture how he changed the sports we watch -- and how we watch them.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

From trade talk to 22 lawsuits: How the narrative around Texans QB Deshaun Watson flipped
On the eve on the new NFL year, the first of 22 civil cases was filed against Watson. Here is a timeline of what has transpired for Watson since.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

How Malcolm Butler fits in with the Arizona Cardinals
Butler brings Super Bowl experience and success -- but he's stepping into the role occupied for 10 years by Patrick Peterson.

ESPN NFL
Apr 09, 2021

Why Washington's priority in 2021 NFL draft could be finding a left tackle
Coach Ron Rivera wants a stout offensive line, and a deep draft class of tackles along with a possible trade or a veteran pick-up could fill the need.

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