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Giants name Hannah Burnett as team’s first full-time female scout

The Giants hired Hannah Burnett as their Midlands scout on Thursday. She is the first full-time woman in a scouting position in the franchise's 95-year history.Burnett, 25, was an events operations intern at the Buffalo Bills' training camp...

NFL camps likely to have fewer players

In an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, NFL teams are likely to bring fewer than the regular 90 players they ordinarily bring to training camp whenever it begins, per league sources.One source said he believed...

NFL players could be fined for breaking coronavirus-related protocols, source says

If the NFL is able to conduct a 2020 season, players will participate under a number of coronavirus-related restrictions on the field and off. That could mean playing in specially designed face masks and potential fines for off-field...

Investors call on Nike, FedEx, PepsiCo to cut ties with Redskins over name

The Washington Redskins face renewed pressure to change their nickname, but this time protestors are targeting their sponsors, Adweek reported.According to the report Wednesday, Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo each received letters signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders...

Cam Newton says his contract with Patriots is about respect, not money

Quarterback Cam Newton explained his viewpoint on the modest one-year contract he has agreed to with the New England Patriots, writing on Instagram, "This is not about money for me, it's about respect."Newton, who has made more than...

Current New York guidelines would prohibit fans from attending pro sports events

2:31 PM ETMarcel Louis-JacquesESPN The state of New York released guidelines for professional sports competition Wednesday that contained several mandatory and recommended practices for physical distancing, hygiene and workplace activity -- including the prohibition of fans at games...

NFL informs teams there will be no supplemental draft this year

The NFL informed its clubs on Wednesday that it will not conduct a supplemental draft in 2020, a source told ESPN's Dianna Russini.Each team was informed by email, the source said.Since its inception in 1977, the only other...

NFL shortens preseason to just two weeks as league continues to plot its 2020...

The NFL has shortened its 2020 preseason to two games, a source said, part of a larger acclimatization plan for players after an unprecedented virtual offseason program during the coronavirus pandemic.In essence, the league canceled Weeks 1 and...

Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher tested positive for the coronavirus

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and Hall of Famer Bill Cowher says he can be added to the list of sports figures who have battled the coronavirus.Cowher told The Athletic that he and his wife, singer Veronica Stigeler --...

Judges question legality of search warrants in Robert Kraft massage parlor sex case

Robert Kraft's solicitation of prostitution case was back in court Tuesday, with the primary piece of evidence against the New England Patriots' owner, police video surveillance, at stake.Florida prosecutors are trying to salvage the evidence after a state...

In letter, NFLPA directs player agents to educate clients on coronavirus risk factors

As the scheduled start of NFL training camps gets closer, the NFL Players Association has instructed player agents to talk to all of their clients about risk factors that could make them more susceptible to severe illness as...

Redskins’ Ron Rivera — Don’t bet against Cam Newton with Patriots

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,...

Could Lamar Jackson repeat as MVP? A progress report on the Ravens star, and...

This week, I'm going to check in with progress reports for quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL draft. Five quarterbacks were drafted in the first round that year, and I'll take detailed looks at Lamar Jackson (Tuesday), Josh Allen...

What Patriots’ filming punishment means to franchise, NFL, legacies

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NFL on Sunday handed down its punishment to the New England Patriots, who had acknowledged a crew working for their television department illegally filmed the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline on Dec. 8 during Cincinnati's game...

Cam Newton fantasy football outlook and projection as a New England Patriot

Jun 28, 2020Mike ClayCloseESPN WriterFantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankingsStephania BellCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer for ESPN.com Certified orthopedic clinical...

Grading Cam Newton’s move to the Patriots

In the end, Cam Newton and the New England Patriots made too much sense for each other. In a league in which every other starting quarterback opportunity was full, the Patriots gave the former NFL MVP his only...

Former Redskins line coach Joe Bugel, architect of the famed Hogs, dies at 80

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...

QB Cam Newton reaches 1-year deal with Patriots, sources say

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has reached an agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New England Patriots, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. ‬‪Newton now will step into the mix to try to...

Patriots can’t lose with incentive-laden deal for Cam Newton – New England Patriots Blog

Cam Newton’s one-year, incentive-laden contract with the New England Patriots is mostly a no-lose situation in a post-Tom Brady world. So why wouldn’t the Patriots take the plunge?If Newton is healthy and performs at the high level he...

Cam Newton signing with Patriots — NFL players react on social media

Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl 50. Will he get a chance to get the six-time champion New England Patriots back to the big game?Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP, reached agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden...

New England Patriots fined $1.1 million, lose draft pick in film crew fallout

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...

Former NFL, college coach Phil Krueger dies at 90

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...

‘Scary’ to be threatened with police call while dining out

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said it was "scary" to hear that police could get involved during a dispute that led to him being kicked out of a Chipotle restaurant this week."When you think about being a Black...

Buccaneers DT Vita Vea has minor hand procedure

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...

Stacking up NFL teams’ progress in 2020

8:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN Better, worse or the same? That's the question that many fans are wondering about their respective teams for the 2020 NFL season after an offseason of free agency, the NFL draft, retirements of star...

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