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4:33 PM ET The NFL has shortened its 2020 preseason to two games, a source said, part of a larger acclimatization plan for players following an unprecedented virtual offseason program during the coronavirus pandemic. In essence, the league canceled Weeks 1 and 4 of its original preseason schedule. It had previously canceled its Aug. 8
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11:52 AM ET Ron Rivera has a message for those ready to doubt that Cam Newton can rebound with the New England Patriots: Don’t bet against him. Rivera, who coached the Carolina Panthers for nine seasons with Newton as his starting quarterback, was asked Monday on 670 The Score in Chicago if he thought Newton
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8:19 PM ET The NFL fined the New England Patriots $1.1 million and took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft among the punishments for their television crew’s filming the field and sideline during a Dec. 8 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. In addition, the Patriots’ television production crews will not
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2:51 PM ET Former Washington Redskins offensive line coach Joe Bugel, architect of the famed Hogs in the 1980s, has died, the team announced in a statement. He was 80. No cause of death was given. Bugel spent 32 years in the NFL but was largely known for his work in Washington, where he coached
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9:19 AM ET NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith isn’t happy to see NFL players continue to work out together despite a union advisory sent out last weekend saying they should stop doing so. During an interview with USA Today, Smith was specifically asked about social media posts from workouts by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom
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7:20 AM ET Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea underwent a minor procedure for a hand injury but should be ready for the regular season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday. The source said Vea could miss some time early in training camp but should not be limited by Week 1. Vea,
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3:35 PM ET Associated Press PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said. Skilled
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