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Eagles linebacker Jatavis Brown retires at 26

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jatavis Brown, a 26-year-old free-agent pickup this offseason, has surprisingly retired from the game.The Eagles placed Brown on the reserve/retired list Sunday. The word internally was...

Best of Sunday at NFL training camps: Sammy Watkins takes less to stay put; officials reach opt-out deal

5:40 PM ETESPN staffAs 2020 NFL training camps continue, Sammy Watkins agrees to a pay cut to stay with the world champion Chiefs, while officials have until Thursday to opt out...

Mahomes on Royals ownership: 'I love baseball'

Patrick Mahomes long ago gave up a chance at a professional baseball career when he opted instead for football and quarterbacking, first in college at Texas Tech and since then with...

What constitutes a successful 2020 NFL season for each NFC East team?

As NFL training camps begin to look more "normal," with players getting on the field with their teams for the first time on Friday and pads set to come on for...

Dolphins shore up WR room with ex-Colt Rogers

The Miami Dolphins have signed former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers, the team announced Sunday.His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN's Adam Schefter, that Rogers signed a one-year contract.Rogers' signing follows...

Colts' Darius Leonard can't ignore his critics, and he's the biggest one

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard doesn’t hide his obsession with finding out who his critics are.He'll examine articles, Twitter, Instagram or any other form of social media.“I will never...

Cam Newton welcomed by 'Hoyster' and 'Stiddy' in Patriots' QB workouts

Quick-hit thoughts and notes from around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. How Cam was welcomed by fellow QBs: Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer had to feel at least a little...

Jets' Le'Veon Bell uses midnight boxing to get in 'phenomenal' shape

A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:1. Pre-camp tune-up: Le'Veon Bell means business. After the worst statistical season of his pro career, the veteran running back is so...

Best of Saturday at NFL training camps: Larry Fitzgerald still has it, while Browns and Lions get key weapons back

5:40 PM ETESPN staffAs 2020 NFL training camps continue, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald shows that age is nothing but a number while the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions each got...

Source: Seahawks' Dunbar to come off exempt list

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar is being removed from the commissioner's exempt list, a source told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report.The move is expected to become official Sunday. Dunbar's removal...

Lions' Hockenson among 3 off COVID reserve list

The Detroit Lions activated tight end T.J. Hockenson off the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday, over a week after he first went on the list at the start of training camp.Hockenson, the...

Derrius Guice is gone, but Washington still has options at running back

When Derrius Guice was on the team, the roles at running back were in flux for the Washington Football Team. Now without him, a deep position group has a little more...

Pitt DT Twyman opts out to focus on NFL draft

Pittsburgh Panthers star defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 football season to focus on the 2021 NFL draft, he said on social media Saturday.He is listed as...

Draft-Day Manifesto: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Drafters

As you get ready for fantasy football 2020, be sure to get plenty of practice by using our Mock Draft Lobby.Twenty-two years.That's a long time to do anything, unless, of course,...

Derrius Guice is gone, but Washington still has options at running back

When Derrius Guice was on the team, the roles at running back were in flux for the Washington Football Team. Now without him, a deep position group has a little more...

Cowboys' Isaac Alarcon rides NFL international program on journey from Mexico

6:50 AM ETEric GomezMexico writer A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Isaac Alarcon was convinced his football career was over.The aftermath of surgery to remove a benign cyst in his...

Bengals' A.J. Green might not have anything to prove, but he trained like it

CINCINNATI -- Based on how A.J. Green sprinted, lifted, and attacked the past offseason, his longtime trainer got the sense something was different for the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver.Curtis Winters, a...

The speed-painter and the Steelers: How a locker room embraced an artist

PITTSBURGH -- Artist Cody Sabol's phone lit up with a FaceTime call from a number he didn't recognize.When he answered, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush's face filled his screen."Hey, Cody," Bush...

Whom would Panthers' Christian McCaffrey draft No. 1 in fantasy? 'I'd take myself'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Christian McCaffrey has become the face of the Carolina Panthers with Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly gone, and the fourth-year running back has become the face of fantasy...

Best of Friday at NFL training camps: Belichick smiles, backward pants, Super Bowl chains and Dak's letter to save a man

4:55 PM ETESPN staffAs 2020 NFL training camps continue, coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks happy to have football back, while Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler...

NFL, NFLPA tweak COVID-19 testing protocols

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have tweaked their coronavirus testing procedures in an attempt to separate "false-positive" results from active infections, the league said in a memo sent to...

Chargers QB Taylor: 'Attack' remains like starter's

5:58 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTyrod Taylor says he...

Source: Okung mulls retirement over virus worry

Carolina Panthers left tackle Russell Okung, who missed 10 games last year with a pulmonary embolism due to blood clots, is evaluating whether to retire over coronavirus concerns, a source told...

Fromm: 'Elite white people' talk not my character

1:45 PM ETMarcel Louis-JacquesESPN Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm insists that text messages in which he said "only elite white people" should be able to purchase guns are not indicative of...

Cam: 'Surreal' to find himself with the Patriots

Cam Newton officially signed with the New England Patriots on July 8, but the longtime Carolina Panthers quarterback is still finding it hard to believe that he's the top candidate to...

49ers bring in DE Jordan on one-year contract

The San Francisco 49ers have signed former first-round defensive end Dion Jordan to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.Signed off the street last season by the Raiders on Nov. 9,...

Titans' Beasley reports, starts COVID-19 testing

11:53 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who...

Rock on: XFL sale to Johnson's group approved

The sale of the XFL to a group that includes actor Dwayne Johnson was approved Friday morning in a Delaware bankruptcy court.U.S. District Judge Laurie Silverstein allowed the transaction after the...

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger relishes rare chance to be underdog

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger grinned and laughed as the reporter listed off elements of the Pittsburgh Steelers that should put them in contention for a title this season.An elite defense. A...

Who's opting out of the 2020 NFL season and what their losses mean to teams

Which players are opting out of the 2020 NFL season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic? Now that the deadline has passed for players to notify their teams whether or...

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