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6:49 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles penalized DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team Friday, they said in a statement. Jackson has been fined, a source said. “This has been a difficult and emotional week for our community and organization. “The Philadelphia Eagles do not tolerate hate towards any individual or group. We
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1:39 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting left tackle Donovan Smith, the man responsible for protecting Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady‘s blind side, said Friday morning that “risking my health, as well as my family’s health, does not seem like a risk worth taking” by playing during the coronavirus pandemic. In an
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12:48 AM ET Lawyers for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker are denying a report of a cover-up in the alleged robbery involving the two NFL players in May. The New York Daily News, which obtained a search warrant that cited previous evidence gathered in the case, reported that
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7:36 PM ET Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree signed his franchise tender a little less than three months ago, but earlier this week he filed a grievance with the NFLPA to be classified as a defensive end rather than a linebacker, a source told ESPN. Designated as an outside linebacker, Dupree would make $15.828
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12:51 PM ET Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons has accepted his franchise tender and is expected to sign it this weekend, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. Simmons, a third-round pick in the 2016 draft who is set to enter his fifth season, was poised to be an unrestricted free agent, but Broncos president
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1:42 PM ET The NFL has banned jersey exchanges in 2020 as the league attempts to play through the coronavirus pandemic, according to a set of protocols distributed to teams Wednesday and obtained Thursday by ESPN. Jersey exchanges have gained in popularity in recent years, and their elimination was met with immediate derision from some
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12:13 AM ET Stephen Jackson apologized Wednesday night for using what he said were the “wrong words” in defending DeSean Jackson, but the former NBA player told CNN that what he said a day earlier should not be misinterpreted as support for anti-Semitism. “As I first stated when I got on here, I could’ve changed
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5:03 PM ET ESPN News Services Amazon on Wednesday became the latest company to announce that it will be removing Washington Redskins merchandise for sale while the team considers a name change. “With the announcement from the Washington team and the NFL, we are removing products with the team’s name and logo from our stores,”
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5:01 PM ET Patrick Mahomes said he had two goals for his new contract when extension talks began with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this summer: He wanted long-term security and he wanted to leave the Chiefs enough financial flexibility to build a strong team around him. Mahomes said Tuesday he’s confident he attained both
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11:12 AM ET Former NBA player Stephen Jackson defended DeSean Jackson on Tuesday night, saying the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was “speaking the truth” with his controversial social media posts, including an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler. The Eagles called DeSean Jackson’s posts “offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling,” and the wide receiver
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10:41 AM ET The Cleveland Browns have restructured Olivier Vernon‘s contract, ensuring the defensive end will be with the team this season. Vernon, who was due to make $15.25 million (non-guaranteed) in 2020, agreed to a restructured deal that will pay him $11 million guaranteed this season, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. That total
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9:01 AM ET ESPN News Services Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida, a spokesperson confirmed to the Baltimore Sun. The spokesperson told the newspaper that Broward County, where the event was scheduled to be held, had put a limit on attendance for the event because of Florida’s
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8:35 AM ET Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has no hatred toward the Jewish community after posting on social media on Monday an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler as well as admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. On his Instagram story feed, Jackson featured a quote that
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