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NFL delays start of offseason workout programs while working on alternative plan with NFLPA

The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic.At least for the time being, NFL coaches won't be allowed to communicate with players via videoconferencing.Normally, Monday would have signaled the start of the nine-week offseason workout program for the five NFL teams with new head coaches -- Carolina, Dallas, Washington, Cleveland
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Rams’ Sean McVay could never have imagined cutting Todd Gurley

6:39 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTodd Gurley is no longer a Los Angeles Ram, and that's not exactly a scenario that Rams coach Sean McVay says could have imagined over the last year or two."I don't think so," McVay said Monday, as he spoke with reporters for the first
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The best of Saints players and fans live-tweeting 2006 Superdome homecoming

On Sept. 25, 2006, the New Orleans Saints were returning to the rebuilt Superdome for the first time after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and forced the team to spend an entire season out of town.On Monday, April 6, ESPN will continue its partnership with the NFL in presenting some of the greatest MNF games in history. (All games begin at 8 p.m. ET)TV schedule:April 6: Atlanta Falcons vs. New
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Broncos’ Von Miller sets DPOY, top sacker as ‘attainable’ goals in ’20

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On a day when Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was just one of eight players to unanimously be selected to the All Decade team for the 2010s, Miller said he was both honored and focused on still achieving two things that have eluded him so far in his career.He said Monday he believes at age 30, heading into his 10th season, he can lead the league in
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NFL confirms virtual draft with team personnel at homes

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.In a memo sent to the 32 teams, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings."We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC (a group of league executives)," Goodell said, "and this will confirm that clubs
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Antonio Brown hires veteran agent Ed Wasielewski as he attempts NFL return

Antonio Brown has hired veteran agent Ed Wasielewski of EMG Sports to represent him in his continued desire to return to the NFL this season, the agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, is a free agent who wasn't on an active roster for most of the 2019 season. He was released by the Oakland Raiders after the preseason after publicly demanding his release.
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Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson among 8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team

Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson were among eight unanimous selections to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2010s announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Also chosen on every ballot of the 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee were Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Joe Thomas, Marshal Yanda and Justin Tucker. All but tackle Thomas and guard Yanda are active.The 55-member team comprises only players
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NFL players for all 32 teams who would be hurt most by lost offseason

7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN As the 2020 NFL draft approaches and free agency slows to a trickle, the league's offseason programs are right around the corner. If team activities are reduced or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will have a far-reaching impact on rosters.With five new head coaches on the sidelines and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Philip Rivers leading a parade of big-name players who have changed teams,
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Steve Gleason’s 2006 blocked punt symbolized the ‘rebirth’ of the Saints, New Orleans

Editor's note: This story originally ran on Sept. 26, 2016.NEW ORLEANS -- "We didn't stand a chance," Jim L. Mora said, 10 years later, the smile coming across clearly through the phone line."The whole world was against us that night. And for some reason, at the end of the day, that seemed OK with me," Mora said, recalling the night when his Atlanta Falcons got swallowed up in the emotional
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How to watch MNF Classics: Steve Gleason ‘nervous’ to relive Saints’ iconic 2006 game – New Orleans Saints Blog

METAIRIE, La. -- Steve Gleason has seen replays of his punt block countless times.The New Orleans Saints' legend can see it every time he goes to the Superdome, where a statue of the iconic play was erected outside on the concourse.But Gleason said he has never gone back and watched the game -- that incredible, emotional experience when the Saints returned to the rebuilt Superdome for the first time after