NFL to recognize Juneteenth as company holiday

  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the league will recognize June 19 as a company holiday, with NFL offices closed on that day. Called Juneteenth, June 19 is celebrated as the effective end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan. 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, after the April 1865 conclusion of the Civil War, when …

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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll says he regrets not signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017

  Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he regrets not signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017, and denied that a second meeting with the quarterback was scuttled in 2018 due to the team’s uncertainty about whether he planned to continue kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with reporters via video conference Thursday, Carroll also revealed that he received a phone call earlier in the day from another team …

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Drew Brees Says He Stands Firmly Against National Anthem Kneeling, Doesn’t Want Flag Disrespected

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees appeared on Yahoo’s On The Move on Wednesday, and of course was asked about how the events currently occurring in our country will carry over in the NFL season in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic murder at the hands of police. Colin Kaepernick, who emerged as the link between police brutality and football, began peacefully protesting back in 2016 by …

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Report: Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes commence contract negotiations

Getty Images When it comes to signing a young franchise quarterback to a second contract, the sooner the team gets it done, the cheaper it will be. The Chiefs officially have commenced the process of getting a long-term deal done with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star reports that negotiations between the Chiefs and Mahomes have begun. The best player in the NFL after …

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Las Vegas Raiders Are The Hottest Selling NFL Ticket For 2020 But The Team Least In-Demand Is A Total Head-Scratcher

The NFL will play games in 2020. The look of those games is still up in the air but the season will – most likely – go on as scheduled. Fans are optimistic about being allowed inside stadiums to watch and NFL secondary ticket sales are strong. There are signs of “pent up” demand for NFL games, according to TicketiQ founder Jesse Lawrence. TicketiQ.com is a national …

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Sources — NFL, teams agree to raise debt limits $150M for each club

Seth WickershamESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from the University of Missouri. Although he primarily covers the NFL, his assignments also have taken him to the Athens Olympics, the World Series, the NCAA tournament and the NHL and NBA playoffs. Follow on Twitter NFL and club executives have agreed on a proposal to raise the …

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Kristin Cavallari’s marriage with Jay Cutler ended over the ex-NFL star being ‘rude towards family’ | Daily Mail Online

The real reason behind Kristin Cavallari’s divorce from Jay Cutler was his ‘rude’ behavior not only towards fans, but with her, their family and friends, ultimately leaving his wife feeling alone with their three children, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. The reality star couple announced their shock split in late April, shortly after returning from a family vacation in the Bahamas. Cutler, 37, filed first, wanting primary custody. …

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Longtime NFL defensive line coach John Teerlinck dies at 69

Legendary Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck dies at 69 Joel A. Erickson Indianapolis Star Published 11:16 AM EDT May 11, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have lost a legend. Former defensive line coach John Teerlinck, the man who molded Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis into one of the most devastating pass-rushing duos of all time, has died at the age of 69, Colts owner Jim Irsay …

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NFL Players Call on DOJ To Investigate Ahmaud Arbery Death

Last week, a graphic video was released detailing the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. Outrage erupted at the fact that over two months had passed since the incident and Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael, the men charged with his murder had not been arrested (both men are currently in custody). Now, a group of current and former NFL stars have requested the Department of Justice …

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says NFL teams need to be prepared to ‘shut it down’ if multiple players wind up testing positive for COVID-19 mid-season

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that NFL teams would need to be prepared to make some drastic mid-season moves should multiple players test positive for COVID-19. Speaking with NBC Sports’ Peter King, Fauci said, “Once you wind up having a situation where it looks like it’s spread within a team, you got a real problem.” Teams that report having multiple players test positive would have to be ready …

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