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4:37 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Kacey Reynolds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan from Maysville, Georgia, whose wish was granted last year when he got to announce the Bucs’ 2019 first-round draft pick, has died after a three-year battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced Sunday. “We’re saddened by the passing of Buccaneers fan Kacey
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9:19 AM ET NFL player leadership is still divided over the thought of a 17-game season. Player reps fell into three categories when discussing the proposed new Collective Bargaining Agreement, sources told ESPN — those who never want 17 games, those who will accept it with tweaks to the deal, and those who accept it
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8:32 PM ET The NFL Players Association and the NFL management council have pushed back the start of the franchise designation period from February 25 to February 27 and the period will now end on March 12 instead of March 10, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Absent a new collective bargaining agreement, each team
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4:43 PM ET Miami Dolphins assistant head coach Karl Dorrell will become the new head coach at the University of Colorado, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Dorrell, who coached the Dolphins’ receivers, will succeed Mel Tucker, who left the Buffaloes to become the head coach at Michigan State. Dorrell was the head coach
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3:50 PM ET The Chicago Bears have released wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and cornerback Prince Amukamara, it was announced Friday. These two moves will account for $13.5 million in salary-cap space for the Bears in 2020. Gabriel, 29, had 29 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns for the Bears last season. A six-year veteran,
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8:49 AM ET Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado head-coaching job, sources confirmed to ESPN. Bieniemy’s decision, as first reported by 9News in Denver, follows that of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who also has dropped out of the search, sources told ESPN’s Chris Low
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10:08 PM ET Marshawn Lynch is all about those androids, boss. Yes, that was Lynch flashing in HBO’s trailer for Season 3 of the sci-fi series “Westworld,” which premiered Thursday. In the trailer, the Seahawks running back walks behind actor Aaron Paul in a particularly dramatic scene about 54 seconds into the clip, sporting a
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6:45 PM ET If and when a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized — and there is now mounting optimism it could be done sometime in the next week — it is expected to change the NFL’s playoff structure as it is currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN. Under the current CBA
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2:44 PM ET ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was finally cleared from the concussion protocol, a source confirmed, clearing the way for his eventual release. Reed suffered the concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in August, during the third preseason game. His clearance was first reported by The Athletic. Redskins coach Ron
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9:08 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Jason Witten wants to play another season but acknowledged it might have to be with a franchise other than the Dallas Cowboys. “I think I have to be,” Witten said when asked if he’s open to playing elsewhere. “Obviously I’d love to finish it out here, but some of
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5:40 PM ET Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to terms on a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday. Terms weren’t released, but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter the deal is for one year and worth $7 million, with $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Olsen visited with Buffalo,
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1:37 PM ET The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bradham, 30, was informed of the Eagles’ decision on Tuesday afternoon, the source said. An eight-year veteran, Bradham had 61 tackles and one interception in 12 games last season, his fourth with the Eagles. He was due
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9:38 PM ET Potential top overall NFL draft pick Joe Burrow continued a pattern of subdued comments regarding his future. During a reception in Fort Worth on Monday in which he accepted the Davey O’Brien Award, the former LSU quarterback suggested that the upcoming draft process could have more layers than simply being selected by
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7:42 PM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have stability at left tackle for the next few years. They re-signed left tackle D.J. Humphries to a three-year deal worth up to $45 million with $29 million guaranteed. The deal, which was first reported by NFL Network, includes $30 million that will be committed during
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