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6:27 PM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateMETAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints certainly didn’t give up on free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney without a fight, before he ultimately chose the Tennessee Titans…

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5:14 PM ETESPN News Services Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from a heart issue, the team announced Saturday.Rodriguez has been diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that the team believes is a result of the left-hander’s recent bout with the coronavirus. He…

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6:00 AM ETTim McManusESPN Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA — Speaking Thursday about his development as a leader, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz noted he is entering his fifth NFL season, and got caught on that thought for a moment.”It still seems crazy to say it’s my fifth year,” Wentz said, breaking into a smile as the…

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has opted out of the 2020 season, he wrote on social media, becoming the first NFL player to publicly say he won’t suit up this year.Duvernay-Tardif, 29, is a medical school graduate from McGill University in Canada, and he had been assisting as an orderly in a long-term…

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The NFL on Monday made an offer to the NFL Players Association to play no preseason games this summer, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The players had been pushing to not play preseason games this year, and the league had been seeking to play two games instead of the usual four.The league’s proposal to the…

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Patrick Mahomes was the first quarterback in NFL history to win league MVP and a Super Bowl before the age of 25, and the Kansas City Chiefs are ready to reward him.On Monday, Mahomes and the Chiefs agreed to a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million that will keep him in Kansas City through…

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Jul 1, 2020Kevin SeifertESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008The 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…

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Jun 8, 2020Sarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduateFormer Clemson players DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson are petitioning the university to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from the school’s honors college, with Hopkins noting that the slave owner’s influence is the reason he does not mention the…

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2:07 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN Free-agent wide receiver Josh Gordon applied for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Dec. 16 for violations of the league’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse. It was his sixth suspension since the 2013 season and the…

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May 30, 2020Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Saturday that “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while NFL Players Association…