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Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Will the Colin Kaepernick talk lead to action?

Multiple NFL figures recently have been talking about Colin Kaepernick. The question now becomes whether the talk will lead to action. There’s still no reason to believe it will. Indeed, there’s no indication that anyone has actually reached out to Kaepernick or his representatives to […]

Minnesota-native Billy Turner saddened, but not surprised

Minnesota-native Billy Turner saddened, but not surprised

Packers guard Billy Turner grew up outside Minneapolis, and he’s been there since January. And while he’s saddened and angry about the killing of George Floyd near his own home, he’s unable to register shock. Turner told Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com he simply can’t ignore the series […]

Looking at the best revenge games for 2020

Looking at the best revenge games for 2020

With the “when” now attached to the “who” and the “where” of the 2020 regular season (and setting aside the “how,” for now), it’s time to explore the potential service of a dish not cold but under the bright lights of an NFL stadium: Revenge. Simms […]

Joe Burrow and Baker Mayfield headline Thursday night in Week Two

Joe Burrow and Baker Mayfield headline Thursday night in Week Two

First overall pick Joe Burrow will be making his first Thursday night appearance in Week Two of the regular season if all goes according to plan. The Bengals are set to be in Cleveland as the Thursday Night Football slate gets underway. Baker […]

Seahawks, 49ers set to host multiple Sunday night games early in season

Seahawks, 49ers set to host multiple Sunday night games early in season

The 49ers and Seahawks aren’t set to face each other in a Sunday night game this season, but they’ll both be making multiple appearances at home early in the season. Both NFC West teams are scheduled to host Sunday Night Football games […]

Brett Favre denies being paid for “obligations [he] didn’t meet”

Brett Favre denies being paid for “obligations [he] didn’t meet”

Sometimes, it’s better to say nothing at all. On the same day the Mississippi State Auditor announced that Hall of Fame quarterback (and Mississippi native) Brett Favre will pay back $1.1 million in allegedly misappropriated welfare funds for services that an audit determined he never […]

Auditor: Brett Favre will repay the $1.1 million in no-show money

Auditor: Brett Favre will repay the $1.1 million in no-show money

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre received $1.1 million in welfare funds for work he never performed, which is very good work if you can get it. Not surprisingly, Favre will be paying the money back now that the situation has come to […]

Brett Favre’s $1.1 million no-show windfall raises plenty of questions

Brett Favre’s $1.1 million no-show windfall raises plenty of questions

The stunning report from the Mississippi Clarion Ledger regarding an audit that revealed among other things payment of $1.1 million to Brett Favre “for speeches he never gave” raises plenty of questions, questions that demand answers. Most obviously, has Favre paid back the money? […]

Seventeen players will have fifth-year options exercised

Seventeen players will have fifth-year options exercised

Teams have until 11:59:59 p.m. ET to decide on fifth-year options for the first-round picks from 2017. Some teams already publicly have committed. Based on media reports, others have made their decisions, too. Running back Christian McCaffrey, the eighth overall choice in 2017, is the only one […]

Which are the 10 or 11 relevant teams?

Which are the 10 or 11 relevant teams?

Saints coach Sean Payton said over the weekend that the NFL has only 10 or 11 relevant teams at any given time. If he’s right (and he is), the challenge becomes identifying the 10 or 11 relevant teams. It’s easy to peg six or seven of […]