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6:43 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers had high expectations entering last season because of their appearance in the NFC Championship Game. That feeling hasn’t changed after a second straight loss with a Super Bowl spot on the line. What has changed is Aaron Rodgers‘ situation, and given all the uncertainty
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5:56 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan still won’t explicitly say who his starting quarterback is, but all signs point to the same person they have throughout the preseason: incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo. In fact, it was Garoppolo himself on Wednesday who all but confirmed that he will start Sunday’s
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1:33 PM ET The NFL’s high COVID-19 vaccination rates provides a “unique opportunity” to model a way out of the ongoing pandemic for the entire country, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said Wednesday in an interview with ESPN. “We know we are going to have positive cases this season,” Sills said a day
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5:39 PM ET The New Orleans Saints have released veteran running back Latavius Murray, the team announced Tuesday. The Saints on Monday asked Murray to take a reduction in pay and he refused, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Murray, 31, was due to make $3.15 million in salary and bonuses this season. That, combined with
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3:54 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rookie Mac Jones commented publicly for the first time since being named the New England Patriots‘ starting quarterback, saying he plans to remain in contact with Cam Newton and wasn’t surprised he won the job. “He was a really good mentor to me,” Jones said on sports radio WEEI’s
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12:04 PM ET HOUSTON — Tyrod Taylor was officially named the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans and will make his debut for the franchise on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “Tyrod Taylor will start for us at quarterback, for sure,” head coach David Culley said Monday. The announcement was not a surprise, but Culley
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4:19 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Continuing their reshuffling at cornerback, the Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign former New York Jets starter Bless Austin, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. The Jets waived the 25-year-old Austin on Wednesday, a surprise move given that he was projected to remain one of their
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2:23 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and longtime broadcaster Tunch Ilkin died Saturday, the team confirmed. He was 63. Ilkin, who revealed that he had been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in October 2020, was hospitalized recently with pneumonia. He announced in June that
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12:35 PM ET Dallas Cowboys Pro-Bowl guard Zack Martin has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus and is out for Thursday night’s regular-season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Mike McCarthy said. Connor McGovern will replace Martin in the starting lineup at right guard. Tackle Brandon Knight also
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10:16 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady not only had a scare last year when both of his parents tested positive for COVID-19 — he himself was diagnosed with it too in February. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday, Brady revealed that he tested positive for
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2:11 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder tested positive for COVID-19, a source confirmed Friday, jeopardizing his status for the season opener against the Carolina Panthers. Crowder’s vaccination status isn’t known, and that will likely help determine his availability. Players who are unvaccinated must sit a minimum of
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