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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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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…

Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to host 2021 NFL Pro Bowl

2:50 PM ETESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe 2021 Pro Bowl will be held in Las Vegas, the NFL announced Tuesday.Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Raiders, will host the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31. The event will air on ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes.During Pro Bowl week, a series of events will directly benefit the Las […]

Football NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

Football NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though things look much different. Players are keeping it simple and sticking to football instead of the annual weeklong bonding trips that have included sleepovers, cookouts, fishing, golfing and other activities. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford has thrown to Lions…

Cowboys, Texans have tested positive for COVID-19

Cowboys, Texans have tested positive for COVID-19

Multiple Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys football players, including Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities and the Cowboys and Texans teams followed proper health…

Kamara supports Bubba Wallace at first public NASCAR race since March

Kamara supports Bubba Wallace at first public NASCAR race since March

Bubba Wallace, the only African American driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, used his platform last week to push the American institution to ban Confederate flags from all future events. Among those voicing support for the long overdue decision was Alvin Kamara, one of NASCAR’s and Wallace’s newest fans. Almost immediately following the announcement, the…

Football NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver

Football NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. As part of a deal with Broward County prosecutors, Brown pleaded no contest to burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance…

Football NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

Football NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26, but no further. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs have taken the place of on-site work, and some teams already…

Football Nike, NFL and others to start giving workers Juneteenth off

Football Nike, NFL and others to start giving workers Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Major General…

NFL to recognize Juneteenth as company holiday

playStephen A. urges for greater diversity in the NFL (2:17)Stephen A. Smith suggests that diversity should be prioritized in the NFL amid discussions of racial justice. (2:17)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 […]